Historical Events for Year 1894

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Jan 1st - Denmark adopts Mid-European time
Jan 1st - Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
Jan 4th - France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
Jan 7th - Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
Jan 8th - Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire
Jan 9th - "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
Jan 9th - Georges Feydeau's "Un à la Patte," premieres in Paris
Jan 9th - New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Jan 13th - Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
Jan 21st - Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 sec
Jan 23rd - G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
Jan 25th - James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
Jan 27th - 1st college basketball game, U of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
Jan 27th - Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
Jan 30th - Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
Jan 30th - US flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Adm Benham
Feb 2nd - US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
Feb 3rd - 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched, Bath, Me
Feb 5th - Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
Feb 7th - The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Feb 8th - Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks
Feb 12th - Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
Feb 14th - Venus is both a morning star & evening star
Feb 16th - British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
Feb 23rd - Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA's awarded cup by trustees as Ottawa refuses to travel to Toronto to play
Feb 24th - Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)
Mar 3rd - 1st Greek-language publication in US begins, "NY Atlantis"
Mar 3rd - 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
Mar 4th - Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
Mar 5th - Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
Mar 5th - Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery becomes First Lord of the Treasury.
Mar 8th - The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law.
Mar 12th - Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday & Friday
Mar 12th - In Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
Mar 13th - J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
Mar 16th - Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris
Mar 17th - US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
Mar 22nd - Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
Mar 24th - 37 miners killed at Franklin, WA
Mar 25th - Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington DC
Apr 5th - 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn
Apr 5th - Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Empty House" (BG)
Apr 9th - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
Apr 12th - British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison Apr 14th - 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
Apr 19th - Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC
Apr 20th - 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase
Apr 21st - George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man" premieres in London
Apr 24th - French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
Apr 24th - Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
Apr 29th - Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Wash, DC 500 strong to protest unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol
May 11th - American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co
May 12th - Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
May 14th - Fire in Boston bleachers spreads to 170 adjoining buildings
May 15th - 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41
May 16th - Fire in Boston destroys baseball stadium & 170 other buildings
May 17th - 19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49.25
May 21st - 22-year-old French Anarchist Émile Henry is executed by guillotine.
May 23rd - William Love hosts ground breaking ceremonies for Love Canal
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw May 26th - Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
May 30th - Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game
Jun 15th - Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
Jun 17th - 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont
Jun 18th - Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate
Jun 19th - 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
Jun 21st - Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
Jun 23rd - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
Jun 24th - Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
Jun 24th - Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
Jun 25th - American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
Jun 26th - Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto
Jun 28th - Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday
Jun 30th - Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
Jun 30th - London Tower Bridge opens
Jul 2nd - Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers
Jul 4th - Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH
Jul 4th - Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president
Jul 6th - Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike
Jul 16th - Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
Jul 16th - Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
Jul 18th - 11th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats E Austin (6-1 6-1)
Jul 18th - 18th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6)
Jul 20th - 2000 fed troops recalled from Chicago, having ended Pullman strike
Aug 2nd - Death duties 1st introduced in Britain
Aug 2nd - Dutch Society for Women Suffrage gets royal charter
Aug 16th - Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
Aug 17th - Phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4
Aug 18th - Congress creates Bureau of Immigration
Aug 25th - -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
Aug 25th - Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
Aug 26th - Netherlands Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms
Aug 27th - Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court
Aug 30th - Frederick Lugards expedition to Niger
Aug 31st - Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
Sep 2nd - -3] Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
Sep 2nd - Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
Sep 4th - In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
Sep 4th - Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
Sep 10th - London taxi driver George Smith is first fined for drunk driving
Sep 14th - Hottentotten uprising in Southwest-Africa fails
Sep 15th - Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
Sep 27th - Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
Sep 28th - Simon Marks & Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester
Oct 1st - Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 1st - First meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town.
Oct 15th - Capt Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage in France
Oct 17th - Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man
Oct 26th - German emperor Wilhelm II fires Chancellor Leo von Caprivi & premier Botho zu Eulenburg
Oct 28th - German emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi & premier Botho zu Eulenburg
Oct 29th - 1st election of Hawaiian Republic
Oct 30th - Daniel Cooper patents time clock
Oct 30th - Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in industrial production of pandoro (a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread).
Nov 1st - Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
Absolute monarch Nicholas IIAbsolute monarch Nicholas II Nov 1st - Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
Nov 5th - Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki
Nov 5th - Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels," premieres
Nov 10th - Fred Lugard signs accord with king Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki
Nov 14th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez" (BG)
Nov 16th - 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
Nov 16th - French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
Nov 17th - Daily Racing Form founded
Nov 18th - 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)
Nov 18th - 1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species" by Richard Outcault
Nov 19th - 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
Nov 19th - Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
Nov 20th - US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
Nov 25th - Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
Nov 26th - King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
Dec 5th - Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris
Dec 9th - Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
Dec 14th - Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
Dec 14th - Test Cricket debut of Joe Darling, Ernie Jones, Archie MacLaren
Dec 15th - Cricket day 2 1st T Aus v Eng Aus 586 (Gregory 201) England 3-130
Dec 17th - Cricket day 3 1T Aus v Eng Eng 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st inn
Dec 18th - Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
Dec 19th - Cricket day 5 1T Aus v Eng Eng 437 all out, Aus need 177 are 2-113
Dec 20th - England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day
Dec 22nd - -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane
Composer Claude DebussyComposer Claude Debussy Dec 22nd - Claude Debussy's "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres
Dec 22nd - United States Golf Association forms (NYC)
Dec 22nd - French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
Dec 23rd - Debussy's ballet "L'aprés-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris
Dec 24th - Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm
Dec 24th - Soccer team Achilles '94 forms in Axes
Dec 25th - 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, U of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football

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