- 1892 First bridge to span the lower Mississippi River is at Memphis.
- 1892 Rudolf Diesel invents diesel engine.
- 1892 Pledge of Allegiance published. Changes made in 1954.
- 1893 Grover Cleveland takes oath on March 4 as 24th President.
- 1893 America the Beautiful written by Katherine Lee Bates.
- 1896 Utah admitted as 45th state on Feb 4.
- 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson establishes "separate but equal" provision in U.S. law.
- 1897 William McKinley takes oath on March 4 as 25th President.
- 1898 Spanish-American War. Teddy Roosevelt and his rough-riders fight in Cuba.
- 1898 USS Maine blown up in harbor at Havana, Cuba, February 15.
- 1898 Independent republic of Hawaii annexed.
- 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China begins.