Events in year of 1891

  • 01-01French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
  • 01-01King Pakketvaart sails to the Netherlands Indies
  • 01-27Mine explosion kills 109 at Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • 02-061st great train robbery by Dalton Gang (Southern Pacific #17)
  • 02-07Great Blizzard of 1891 begins
  • 02-091st shipment of asparagus arrives in SF from Sacramento
  • 02-261st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
  • 02-26Henrik Ibsens "Hedda Gabler, " premieres in Oslo
  • 03-03Congress creates Office of Supt of Immigration (Treasury Department)
  • 03-03Congress creates US Courts of Appeal
  • 03-03Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Department) created
  • 03-17British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
  • 03-18Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
  • 03-21A Hatfield marries a McCoy, ends long feud in West Virginia it started with an accusation of pig-stealing and lasted 20 years
  • 03-231st jazz concert was held at Carnegie Hall
  • 03-281st world weightlifting championship held
  • 04-01London-Paris telephone connection opens
  • 04-01Painter Gauguin leaves Marseille for Tahiti
  • 04-07Nebraska introduces 8 hour work day
  • 04-23Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
  • 04-24Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Final Problem"
  • 04-25President Benjamin Harrison visits San Francisco
  • 05-05Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor
  • 05-06Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike
  • 05-07Battle in Bunyoro: Captain F Lugard stops Moslem rebellion, 300 killed
  • 05-12Riot against tax increase in Paramaribo Suriname
  • 05-15British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
  • 05-15Jules Massenets opera "Griselde, " premieres in Paris
  • 05-15Operations begin at Philips and Co in Holland
  • 05-15Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Rerum novarum

People born in year of 1891

  • 01-01Frank Pettingell: Liverpool, England -- Actor (Gaslight, Goose Steps Out)
  • 01-08Bronislava Nijinska: Ballet choreographer
  • 01-08Walter Bothe: Germany -- Subatomic particle physicist (Nobel 1954)
  • 01-09August Gailit: Estonia -- Writer (Ekke Moor)
  • 01-10Jos Speybrouck: Flemish painter
  • 01-17Norman "Squab" Read: US aviator who lived to be 101
  • 01-17Walter Eucken: German economist
  • 01-20Mischa Elman: Talnoye, Ukraine -- US violinist
  • 01-21Francisco Lazaro: Portuguese runner
  • 01-21Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov: Composer
  • 01-21Timothy Mather Spelman: Composer
  • 01-22Franz Alexander: Hungarian / US psycho analytical
  • 01-22Moise Kisling: Polish / French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)
  • 01-23Antonio Gramsci: Italian philosopher / marxist theorist
  • 01-24Walter Model: German Field Marshal
  • 01-25Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies: Britian -- Actress (Cleopatra)
  • 01-25William C Bullitt: 1st US ambassador to USSR
  • 01-26Ilya G Ehrenburg: Kiev, Ukraine -- Writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
  • 01-27Ilja Ehrenburg: Writer
  • 01-28Camille Melloy [Paepe]: Belgian poet (Parfum des Buis)
  • 01-28Karel Boleslav Jirak: Composer
  • 01-29R N Williams II: Tennis champ (US Open-1914)
  • 01-31Max Drischner: Composer
  • 02-01James Price Johnson: Composer
  • 02-02Antonio Segni: Premier / President (Italy)
  • 02-02Frank Foyston: NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • 02-03Peter H "Paul" Huf: Actor / director (Great Netherlands Stage)
  • 02-04Yuri Losmann: Estonia -- Marathon runner (1920 Olympics - Silver Medalist)
  • 02-05Elizabeth Ryan: Anaheim, California -- Doubles tennis champ (6 time Wimbled)
  • 02-05Karl L Schmidt: German / Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)

People died in year of 1891

  • 01-05Guillaume L Baud: Dutch Minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89
  • 01-07Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert: Composer, dies at 79
  • 01-08Fredrik Pacius: Composer, dies at 81
  • 01-16Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes: Composer, dies at 54
  • 01-17Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst: Composer, dies at 74
  • 01-20David Kalakahua: Emperor of Hawaii
  • 01-21Calixa Lavallee: Composer, dies at 48
  • 01-23Boudouin LPMCAJL: Prince of Belgium / Count of Flaanders, dies at 21
  • 01-26Nicholaus Otto: Auto pioneer (internal combustion engine)
  • 01-31Ernest Meissonier: French Painter / etcher / sculptor, dies at 75
  • 02-09Johan B Jongkind: Dutch / French Painter (Winter View), dies at 71
  • 02-13David Dixon Porter: US rear Admiral (Union), dies at 77
  • 02-14William Tecumseh Sherman: Union Civil War General, dies at 71
  • 02-15William Sherman: Union General in Civil War
  • 03-17Napoleon JKP Bonaparte: French prince / member National Convention, dies at 68
  • 03-29Georges-Pierre Seurat: French Painter (Pointillism), dies at 31
  • 04-07Phineas T Barnum: US circus promoter (B & Bailey), dies at 88
  • 04-15Stephen Albert Emery: Composer, dies at 49
  • 04-17Jules Eugene Abraham Alary: Composer, dies at 77
  • 04-24Count Helmuth K B von Moltke: Prussian General / Field Marshal
  • 05-04Sherlock Holmes: "dies" at Reichenbach Falls
  • 05-08Helena Petrovina Blavatsky: Russian theosophist
  • 05-23Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-26Frederick Bowen Jewson: Composer, dies at 67
  • 06-14Nicolo Gabrielli: Composer, dies at 77
  • 06-23Francis Henry Brown: Composer, dies at 73
  • 06-24Ann Sheppard Mounsey: Composer, dies at 80
  • 06-28Jose Inzenga y Castellanos: Composer, dies at 63
  • 07-03Stefano Golinelli: Composer, dies at 72
  • 07-04Frederic Louis Ritter: Composer, dies at 67

Events in year of 1892

  • 01-01Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
  • 01-051st successful auroral photograph made
  • 01-07Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Okla-blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
  • 01-11Hawaiian Historical Society founded
  • 01-11Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
  • 01-11William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US Minister to Liberia
  • 01-15Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Massachusetts
  • 01-201st basketball game played (Mass)
  • 01-24Battle at Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • 02-01Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
  • 02-02Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
  • 02-02Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England vs. Aust SCG
  • 02-02Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe and Frank Crosby
  • 02-03Russia closes down Yeshiva of Volozhin
  • 02-16Opera "Werther, " premieres in Vienna
  • 02-22Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
  • 02-231st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn
  • 02-29Britian and US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
  • 03-031st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn
  • 03-111st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachusetts)
  • 03-151st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
  • 03-15New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
  • 03-18Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
  • 04-12George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
  • 04-15General Electric Company, forms and is incorporated in New York
  • 04-171st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
  • 04-19Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)
  • 04-21Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 05-01US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, SF Bay
  • 05-14Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem

People born in year of 1892

  • 01-01Artur Rodzinski: Spalato, Dalmatia -- Conductor / composer
  • 01-01Manuel Roxas y Acuna: 1st President Philippines
  • 01-01Miklos Radnai: Composer
  • 01-02Lura Anson: Nebraska, United States -- Entertainer
  • 01-03John Ronald Reuel Tolkien: South Africa -- Philologist / writer (Lord of Rings)
  • 01-05Francesca Bertini: Florence, Italy -- Actress (Odette, Assunta Spina)
  • 01-06Ludwig Berger: Writer
  • 01-07Rudolf Moser: Composer
  • 01-08Werner Wehrli: Composer
  • 01-10Dumas Malone: Mississippi, United States -- Historian (Jefferson & His Time)
  • 01-13Paul Smart: United States -- Yachtsman (1948 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-14Hal Roach: Early film director / producer (1 Million BC)
  • 01-15Frank Hutchens: Composer
  • 01-15Rex Ingram [Reginald IM Hitchcock]: Dir (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)
  • 01-18Oliver Hardy: Harlem, Georgia -- Comedy team member (Laurel & Hardy)
  • 01-19Olafur Thors: Icelandic Prime Minister (6 times, 1942-63)
  • 01-20Roscoe Ates: Grange, Mississippi -- Actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)
  • 01-22Marcel Dassault [Bloch]: French airplane builder
  • 01-27Mitya Stillman: Composer
  • 01-28Ernst Lubitsch: Germany -- Actor (Love Parade)
  • 01-29Clifford Gray: United States -- Bobsled (1928 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-30Charles Trowbridge Haubiel: Composer
  • 01-30Grigore Gafencu: Roman Minister of Foreign Affairs (1938-39)
  • 01-31Eddie Cantor: NYC, New York -- Comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater)
  • 02-01K Rudolf Mengelberg: Composer / musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall)
  • 02-04Ugo Betti: Italian playwright
  • 02-05George Saiko: Writer
  • 02-08Fritz Todt: German Reichs Minister (Organization Todt)
  • 02-09Barend ter Haar: Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice)
  • 02-09Peggy Wood: Brooklyn, New York -- Actress (One Life to Live, Mama)

People died in year of 1892

  • 01-02George B Airy: English astronomer / writer, dies at 90
  • 01-07Tewfik Pasja: Viceroy of Egypt, dies at 39
  • 01-08John Heykamp: Old-Catholic Archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 67
  • 01-10Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn: Composer, dies at 91
  • 01-13Charles Albert White: Composer, dies at 62
  • 01-16Imakita Kosen: Zen teacher / abbot of Engagkuji monastery
  • 01-17Alexandre Levy: Composer, dies at 27
  • 01-21John Couch Adams: English co-discoverer of Neptune
  • 02-11Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-16Henry Walter Bates: Naturalist / explorer (South America)
  • 02-20Hermann Kopp: German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74
  • 03-01Archibald Scott: Scottish chemist, dies at 60
  • 03-10Otto van Raised: Governor-General of the Netherlands Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • 03-20Arthor Goring Thomas: Composer, dies at 41
  • 03-26Anton Wallerstein: Composer, dies at 78
  • 03-26Walt Whitman: Poet, dies in Camden, New Jersey at 72
  • 03-29William Bowman: English anatomist, dies at 75
  • 03-31Adolf Rzepko: Composer, dies at 66
  • 04-22Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo: Composer, dies at 69
  • 05-01Willem A Scholten: Manufacturer (potatoes), dies at 89
  • 05-02Wilhelm Rust: Composer, dies at 69
  • 05-05Jan Nepomuk Skroup: Composer, dies at 80
  • 05-06Ernest Guiraud: Composer, dies at 54
  • 05-13Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise: Composer, dies at 63
  • 05-15Arthur Hodister: British ivory seller (Heart of Darkness), murdered
  • 05-16John Banvard: Painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas)
  • 05-16Theodoor J Canneel: Flemish painter, dies at 74
  • 06-09Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans: Composer, dies at 59
  • 06-16Victor Tesch: Belgian lawyer / Minister of Justice, dies at 80
  • 08-04Andrew & Abby Borden: Axed to death in Mass (by Lizzie Borden?)