Historical Events for Year 1893
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Jan 1st - 1st US college extension courses for credit, Univ of Chicago
Jan 1st - Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
Jan 1st - The railway line from Germiston to Pretoria, South Africa, is opened to traffic.
Jan 2nd - 1st US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued (Queen Isabella, patron of Columbus)
Jan 2nd - World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago [or 0501]
Jan 4th - US pres Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
Jan 6th - Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
Jan 6th - The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
Jan 7th - Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat," premieres in Berlin
Jan 10th - Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St Petersburg
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison Jan 11th - Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
Jan 13th - British Independent Labour Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
Jan 13th - U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the U.S.S. Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
Jan 17th - -17°F (-27°C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
Jan 17th - Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
Jan 19th - Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder premieres in Berlin.
Jan 21st - The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, was formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate which is now Botswana.
Jan 28th - Edward Mcdowell's "Hamlet & Ophelia," premieres in Boston
Jan 31st - "Westminster Gazette" begins publishing
Feb 1st - Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin
Inventor Thomas Edison Feb 1st - Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)
Feb 2nd - 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ
Feb 5th - Alfred Naess skates world record 500m (49.4 sec)
Feb 9th - Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud
Feb 9th - Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan
Feb 24th - The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.
Feb 26th - 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
Feb 26th - Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
Feb 28th - Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"
Mar 1st - Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
Mar 2nd - 1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
Mar 3rd - Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
Mar 3rd - Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Dept of Agriculture
Mar 4th - Francis Dhanis' army attacks the Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe
US President Grover Cleveland Mar 4th - Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)
Mar 9th - Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs
Mar 10th - Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
Mar 10th - New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
Mar 30th - Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain
Apr 3rd - 1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
Apr 5th - Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)
Apr 6th - Andy Bowen & Jack Burke box 7 hrs 19 mins to no decision (111 rounds)
Apr 6th - Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated
Apr 8th - The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink
Apr 12th - Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
Apr 22nd - Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo
Apr 22nd - Paul Kruger elected president of Transvaal for 3rd time
Apr 26th - 1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms
Apr 27th - Richard "King Dick" Seddon succeeds John Balance as premier of New Zealand and leader of Liberal Party
May 1st - World Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
May 4th - Cowboy Bob Pickett invents bulldogging
May 5th - Panic of 1893: Great crash on NY Stock Exchange
May 10th - 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39.25
May 10th - Imperial Institute in London opens
May 11th - Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
May 19th - Heavy rain wash "quick clay" into a deep valley, kills 111 (Norway)
May 22nd - Montreal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game
May 27th - Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland
May 31st - Whitcomb Judson, Chicago, patents a hookless fastening (zipper)
Jun 1st - Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Jun 7th - Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.
Jun 10th - 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53.25
Jun 16th - RW Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
Jun 19th - Lizzie Bordon acquitted
Jun 20th - Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass
Jun 21st - 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
Jun 22nd - British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
Jun 27th - Great stock crash on NY stock exchange
Jun 30th - Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden Jul 1st - SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
Jul 6th - The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado that kills 71 people and injures 200.
Jul 9th - Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia
Jul 11th - The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
Jul 11th - A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
Jul 15th - Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
Jul 17th - Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
Jul 18th - Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
Heart surgeon Daniel Williams Jul 20th - 10th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats B Hillyard (6-8 6-1 6-4)
Jul 20th - 17th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (3-6 6-1 6-3 6-2)
Jul 22nd - Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado
Jul 24th - For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
Jul 28th - A petition demanding women's suffrage is delivered to the New Zealand parliament; it is signed by more 25,000 women, about a 5th of the entire adult European female population
Jul 31st - Henry Perky patents shredded wheat
Jul 31st - Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture
Aug 1st - Henry Perky & William Ford patent shredded wheat
Aug 7th - 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes
Aug 9th - 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in NY
Aug 10th - Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act
Aug 10th - Rudolf Diesel's prime model internal combustion engine, a single 10-foot iron cylinder with a flywheel at its base, ran on its own power for the first time in Augsburg, Germany
Aug 14th - France introduces motor vehicle registration, includes a driving test
Aug 15th - US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea
Aug 20th - Shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland
Aug 24th - Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die
Aug 30th - 13rd US Men's Tennis: Robert D Wrenn beats Fred H Hovey (6-4 3-6 6-4 6-4)
Sep 1st - Gladstones' Second Home Rule Bill for Ireland passes in the House of Commons but vetoed by The House of Lords by 419 votes to 41
Children's Author Beatrix Potter Sep 4th - English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy
Sep 11th - Bronx Gas & Electric Company opens on Frisby & Tremont Ave
Sep 11th - Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)
Sep 11th - First conference of the World Parliament of Religions is held.
Sep 16th - Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders
Sep 19th - New Zealand is first country to grant all women the right to vote
Sep 21st - Frank Duryea drives 1st US made gas propelled vehicle (car)
Sep 22nd - 1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield
Oct 1st - 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
Oct 6th - Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
Oct 13th - Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (England) in 9th America's Cup
Oct 14th - George Edwarde's "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
Oct 14th - Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret
Oct 23rd - C Dazey's "In Old Kentucky" premieres in NYC (27 seasons)
Oct 25th - Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr Jameson beats Ndebeles
Oct 27th - Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Ga & Charleston SC
Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Oct 28th - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"
Oct 30th - US Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890
Nov 4th - Dr Jamesons Legertje occupies Bulawayo Matabeleland
Nov 7th - US State Colorado accepts female suffrage
Nov 12th - The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan - the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.
Nov 14th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin
Nov 18th - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Nov 19th - 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
Nov 28th - Women vote in a national election for the first time: the New Zealand general election.
Nov 29th - Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
Dec 5th - 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges
Dec 11th - 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
Dec 15th - Dvoráks "From the New World" premieres at Carnegie Hall NYC
Dec 16th - Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres
Dec 17th - Russia ratifies Double Alliance with France
Dec 20th - 1st state anti-lynching statute approved, in Georgia
Dec 23rd - Opera "Hansel und Gretel" is produced (Weimar)
Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford Dec 24th - Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor
Dec 28th - French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
Dec 30th - Russia signs military accord with France