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?)

Events in year of 1893

  • 01-011st US college extension courses for credit, University of Chicago
  • 01-01Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
  • 01-021st US commemoratives and 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued
  • 01-04US President Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
  • 01-06Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
  • 01-07Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat, " premieres in Berlin
  • 01-11Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
  • 01-13British Independent Labor Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
  • 01-17Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a Republic
  • 01-31"Westminster Gazette" begins publishing
  • 02-021st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, New Jersey
  • 02-05Alfred Naess skates world record 500m (49.4 seconds)
  • 02-09Canal builder De Lesseps and others sentenced to prison for fraud
  • 02-262 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Michigan
  • 02-26Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 seconds)
  • 02-28Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"
  • 03-01Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
  • 03-021st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
  • 03-03Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
  • 03-03Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture
  • 03-04Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)
  • 03-09Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs
  • 03-10Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
  • 03-30Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain
  • 04-031st NSW vs. Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
  • 04-05Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)
  • 04-06Andy Bowen and Jack Burke box 7 hours 19 minutes to no decision (111 rounds)
  • 04-06Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated
  • 04-08The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink
  • 04-12Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi

People born in year of 1893

  • 01-03Pierre Drieu La Rochelle: French Novelist / essayist (Gilles)
  • 01-04Manuel Palau Boix: Composer
  • 01-05Friedrich Blume: German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik)
  • 01-12Hermann Goering: Propoganda Minister (Nazi Germany)
  • 01-13Clarke Ashton Smith: United States -- Sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)
  • 01-13Jan Evangelista Zelinka: Composer
  • 01-15Dragisa Cvetkovic: Serbian Premier of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
  • 01-15Ivor Novello: Cardiff, Wales -- Actor (Lodger, Phantom Fiend)
  • 01-18John Lawrence Seymour: Composer
  • 01-20Kaj Birket-Smith: Danish etnologist / anthropologist (Eskimos)
  • 01-22Conrad Veidt: Potsdam, Germany -- Actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary)
  • 01-23Frank Carlson: (Gov / Rep / Sen-R-Kansas)
  • 01-26Bessie Coleman: 1st black airplane pilot
  • 01-28Elliot Griffis: Composer
  • 01-29Edric Cundell: Composer
  • 01-29Martian Negrea: Composer
  • 01-31Freya Stark: English explorist / author
  • 02-04Bernard Rogers: NYC, New York -- Composer (Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion)
  • 02-04Raymond Dart: Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus)
  • 02-05Roman Ingarden: Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
  • 02-06Muhammad Zafrulla Khan: President of UN General Assembly (1962-63)
  • 02-10Jimmy Durante: NYC, New York -- Long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash)
  • 02-10William [Bill] T Tilden II: Tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29)
  • 02-11Johan C P Alberts: Dutch literary (Festival)
  • 02-12Marcel G J Minnaert: Dutch astronomer
  • 02-12Omar Bradley: General of Army WWII (GI General)
  • 02-13Ana Pauker-Rabensohn: Romania -- Communist / Foreign Minister (1945-52)
  • 02-14Kay Fisker: Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen)
  • 02-15Harm H Kamerlingh Onnes: Painter / etcher / ceramist
  • 02-15Walter Donaldson: US pianist / composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee)

People died in year of 1893

  • 01-09Mohara: Arab ivory / slave trader, dies in battle and is eaten
  • 01-11Benjamin F Butler: US General / Presidential Candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74
  • 01-16Johan Philip Koelman: Painter / Sculptor / architect, dies at 74
  • 01-17Rutherford B Hayes: 19th US President (1877-81), dies at 70 in Fremont, Ohio
  • 01-19Julius Eichberg: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-22Vincenz Lachner: Composer, dies at 81
  • 01-23Jose Zorrilla y Moral: Spanish Poet (Granada), dies at 75
  • 01-26Abner Doubleday: Credit with inventing baseball, dies on 74th birthday
  • 01-27James G Blaine: US Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 62
  • 02-13Ignacio M Altamirano: Mexican Author (El Zarco), dies at 58
  • 03-05Hippolyte Taine: French philosopher / historian, dies at 64
  • 03-05Richard Samuel Hughes: Composer, dies at 37
  • 04-04Alphonse LPP de Candolle: Swiss botanist, dies at 86
  • 04-09Disma Fumagalli: Composer, dies at 66
  • 04-19John Addington Symonds: Critic / poet
  • 04-27John Murray Corse: US General (Union), dies on his 58th birthday
  • 04-30Edouard Manet: French Painter (Olympia), dies at 61
  • 04-30Gyula Beliczay: Composer, dies at 57
  • 05-03Josef Rudolf Zavrtal: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-04George Washington Hewitt: Composer, dies at 82
  • 05-14Earnest E Kummer: German Mathematician (surface of Kummer), dies at 83
  • 05-14Johan T Buys: Dutch lawyer, dies at 65
  • 06-07Johann Schrammel: Composer, dies at 43
  • 06-10Elek Erkel: Composer, dies at 49
  • 07-07Guy de Maupassant: Writer, dies at 42
  • 08-07Alfredo Catalani: Composer, dies at 39
  • 08-22Ernst II: Duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) / composer, dies at 75
  • 10-04Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude: MP (AR), dies at 88
  • 10-14Conradus Leemans: Dutch archaeologist, dies at 84
  • 10-16Carlo Pedrotti: Composer, dies at 75