Today in History for January 1893

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 19 of 19

1st - 1st US college extension courses for credit, Univ of Chicago
1st - Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
1st - The railway line from Germiston to Pretoria, South Africa, is opened to traffic.
2nd - 1st US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued (Queen Isabella, patron of Columbus)
2nd - World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago [or 0501]
4th - US pres Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
6th - Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
6th - The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
7th - Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat," premieres in Berlin
10th - Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St Petersburg
11th - Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison23rd US President Benjamin Harrison 13th - British Independent Labour Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
13th - U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
17th - -17°F (-27°C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
17th - Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
19th - Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
21st - The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, was formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate which is now Botswana.
28th - Edward Mcdowell's "Hamlet & Ophelia," premieres in Boston
31st - "Westminster Gazette" begins publishing

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 28 of 28

2nd - Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)
3rd - Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
4th - Manuel Palau Boix, composer
4th - Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)
5th - Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
5th - Zoltán Böszörmény, Hungarian Nazi politician (d. unknown)
5th - Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
10th - Albert Jacka, Australian soldier, first Australian World War I Victoria Cross winner (d. 1932)
Nazi Politician Hermann GoeringNazi Politician Hermann Goering (12th) 12th - Hermann Goering, Rosenheim, Bavaria, leading Nazi politician and party member
12th - Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
13th - Clarke Ashton Smith, US, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)
13th - Jan Evangelista Zelinka, composer
13th - Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
15th - Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies, Cardiff Wales, composer/writer/actor (Truth Game)
15th - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
16th - Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
18th - John Lawrence Seymour, composer
20th - Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
20th - Georg Åberg, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
22nd - Conrad Veidt, Potsdam Germany, actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary)
23rd - Frank Carlson, (Gov/Rep/Sen-R-Ks)
26th - Bessie Coleman, 1st black airplane pilot
26th - Giuseppe Genco Russo, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1976)
27th - Soong Ching-ling, Chinese wife of Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
28th - Elliot Griffis, composer
29th - Edric Cundell, composer
29th - Martian Negrea, composer
31st - Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Poet Rudyard KiplingPoet Rudyard Kipling (18th) 18th - British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 13 of 13

2nd - John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (b. 1805)
7th - Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist and mathematician (b. 1835)
9th - Mohara, Arab ivory/slave trader, dies in battle & is eaten
11th - Benjamin F Butler, US gen/pres candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
15th - Fanny Kemble, British actress and author (b. 1809)
16th - Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74
17th - Rutherford B Hayes, 19th US Pres (1877-81), dies in Fremont Ohio at 70
19th - Julius Eichberg, composer, dies at 68
22nd - Vincenz Lachner, composer, dies at 81
23rd - Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Spanish poet (Granada), dies at 75
23rd - Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1825)
26th - Abner Doubleday, credit with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday
27th - James G Blaine, US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62

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