Historical Events for Year 1892

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Events 1 - 111 of 111

Jan 1st - Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
Jan 5th - 1st successful auroral photograph made
Jan 7th - Mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma; blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
Jan 11th - Hawaiian Historical Society founded
Jan 11th - William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia
Jan 15th - Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass
Jan 20th - 1st basketball game played (Mass)
Jan 24th - Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
Jan 30th - Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test
Jan 30th - Capt Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out
Feb 1st - Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
Feb 2nd - Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
Feb 2nd - Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Aust SCG
Feb 2nd - Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby
Feb 3rd - Russia closes down Yeshiva of Volozhin
Feb 16th - Opera "Werther," premieres in Vienna
Writer/Poet Oscar WildeWriter/Poet Oscar Wilde Feb 22nd - "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)
Feb 22nd - Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
Feb 23rd - 1st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn
Feb 25th - James Barrie's "Walker London," premieres in London
Feb 29th - Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
Feb 29th - St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.
Mar 3rd - 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn
Mar 11th - 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)
Mar 15th - 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
Mar 15th - NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
Mar 18th - Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
Mar 19th - 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket Eng v SA (Cape Town)
Apr 12th - George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
Apr 15th - General Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY
Apr 17th - 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
Apr 19th - Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)
Apr 21st - Black longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis, Mo
Apr 28th - 1st performance of Antonin Dvorák's overture "Carneval"
Apr 29th - Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
May 1st - US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, SF Bay
May 11th - 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½
May 14th - Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
May 19th - Charles Brady King invents pneumatic hammer
May 19th - National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded
May 20th - George Sampson patents clothes dryer
May 20th - Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria forms
May 21st - Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan
May 22nd - Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
May 28th - Sierra Club forms by John Muir in SF, for conservation of nature
Jun 4th - Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
Jun 4th - Sierra Club forms in SF
Jun 6th - Chicago South Side Elevated Railroad opens (1st 3.6 miles)
Jun 7th - John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
Jun 7th - Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
Jun 8th - Homer A Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy v Ferguson)
Jun 9th - 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
Jun 10th - Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
Jun 11th - The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
Jun 12th - Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
Jun 18th - Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
Jun 28th - Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
Jul 4th - James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
Jul 4th - Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose RizalFilipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal Jul 6th - Jose Rizal forms La Liga Filipina in Manila
Jul 6th - Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pa, fire on scabs, killing 7
Jul 6th - Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
Jul 7th - Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
Jul 7th - 9th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats B Hillyard (6-1 6-1)
Jul 7th - 16th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2)
Jul 8th - American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass
Jul 8th - St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
Jul 10th - 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison Jul 11th - US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
Aug 2nd - Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
Aug 4th - Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine
Aug 4th - Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass on two counts of murder
Aug 13th - US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
Aug 15th - 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms
British Prime Minister William GladstoneBritish Prime Minister William Gladstone Aug 17th - Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance
Aug 20th - The Transvaal National Union, a political organisation, is set up with J. Tudhope as president
Aug 27th - NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
Sep 7th - James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
Sep 8th - 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
Sep 9th - E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
Sep 16th - Amsterdam swim club renamed "The Y"
Sep 26th - 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)
Composer John Philip SousaComposer John Philip Sousa Sep 27th - Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
Sep 28th - 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)
Sep 29th - 1st night football game played (Mansfield, Penn)
Oct 1st - University of Chicago opens
Oct 5th - Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
Oct 8th - Sergei Rachmaninoff first performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow
Oct 10th - Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
Oct 12th - US Pledge of Allegiance first recited in public schools during Columbus Day
Oct 18th - 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)
Author Arthur Conan DoyleAuthor Arthur Conan Doyle Oct 31st - Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Nov 2nd - French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
Nov 8th - Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President
Nov 10th - 1st CRU championship game: Osgoode Hall defeats Montreal, 45-5
Nov 12th - Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player
Nov 12th - Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pitts Athletic CLub, 4-0 in football
Nov 23rd - Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
Nov 23rd - P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland Dec 5th - Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag
Dec 5th - Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.
Dec 16th - Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
Dec 17th - Tchaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette" premieres in St Petersburg
Dec 18th - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres
Dec 18th - Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres
Dec 20th - Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne
Composer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Dec 20th - Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
Dec 26th - Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)
Dec 27th - Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)
Dec 27th - N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game
Dec 30th - Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal

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