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.
Jul 6th - Dr Jose Rizal forms League Filipina
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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