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The second of the series of international exhibitions (on a variety of subjects) was inaugurated by the Duke of Connaught in 1881
1882 February: The Duke of Edinburgh opened the International Electrical Exhibition at the Crystal Palace
1882 "The raison d'etre of the Crystal Palace Exhibition is to show that the electric light is not a failure, and that it daily promises to be as economical as the gas at present supplied. Supplementary to the light exhibits at the Palace are the numerous exhibits showing the immense developments of the applications of electricity during the past few years."