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The 19th century in Brussels: 1878

Not an easy year.

Thomas Edison invented in that year a version of the incandescent light bulb that would change the world.

Architect  Gustave Strauwen, a follower and a colleague of Victor Horta, was born in that year.

In Belgium, King Leopold II sets up the  “Comité d’études du Haut-Congo”.