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

Events in year of 1894

  • 01-01Denmark adopts Mid-European time
  • 01-01Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
  • 01-04France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
  • 01-07Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
  • 01-09"Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
  • 01-13Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
  • 01-21Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 seconds
  • 01-23G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
  • 01-25James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-271st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
  • 01-27Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
  • 01-30Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
  • 01-30US flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Admiral Benham
  • 02-02US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
  • 02-031st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched in Bath, Maine
  • 02-05Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
  • 02-08Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks
  • 02-14Venus is both a morning star and evening star
  • 02-16British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
  • 02-24Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)
  • 03-031st Greek-language publication in US begins, "NY Atlantis"
  • 03-034th and last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • 03-04Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • 03-05Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
  • 03-08New York passes 1st state dog license law
  • 03-12Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday and Friday
  • 03-13J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 03-17US and China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
  • 03-22Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
  • 03-2437 miners killed at Franklin, Washington

People born in year of 1894

  • 01-02Robert Nathan: NYC, New York -- Poet, Novelist (Portrait of Jennie)
  • 01-04Wesley La Violette: Composer
  • 01-07Jose Rozo Contreras: Composer
  • 01-09Henryk Stazewski: Polish abstract painter / graphic artist
  • 01-10Reginald Denham: London, England -- Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed)
  • 01-11Jaroslav Vogel: Composer
  • 01-15Edmond Rubbens: Belgian attorney / Minister of colonization
  • 01-16Guy Chamberlin: Early NFL end / coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • 01-18Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff: Dutch parapsychologist
  • 01-20Harold L Gray: Creator (Little Orphan Annie)
  • 01-20Walter Hamor Piston: Rockland, Maine -- Composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • 01-22Charles Morgan: England, United Kingdom -- Writer (Fountain)
  • 01-22Matt McHugh: Pennsylvania, United States -- Actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)
  • 01-23Remy Angenot: Flemish actor (Patriot / Idiot)
  • 01-27Fritz Pollard: Early black NFL star (1920-26)
  • 01-30Boris III: Czar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
  • 01-30Marcel Canneel: Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet)
  • 01-31Percy Helton: New York, United States -- Actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men)
  • 02-08Ludwig Marcuse: German philosopher
  • 02-10[Maurice] Harold MacMillan: London, England -- (C) British Prime Minister (1957-63)
  • 02-11Alfonso Leng: Composer
  • 02-11Isaac M Kolthoff: Chemist (Massenanalyse)
  • 02-15Oswaldo Aranha: Brazil -- Lawyer / Statesman (1st President of UN)
  • 02-18Andres Segovia: Linares, Spain -- Guitarist
  • 02-19Herb Pennock: Hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • 02-22Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach: Composer
  • 02-25Ernst Friedrich: Breslau, Germany -- Pacifist (War Against War!)
  • 02-25Howard Wendell: Poland -- Actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
  • 02-27Robert-Lucien Siohan: Composer
  • 03-02Renaat Veremans: Flemish composer / conductor

People died in year of 1894

  • 01-08Pierre-Joseph van Beneden: Paleont (life of tapeworms), dies at 84
  • 01-19Francois Haverschmidt: Dutch writer, dies at 58
  • 01-21Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu: Composer, dies at 24
  • 02-04Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax: Instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79
  • 02-11Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-13Franjo Racki: Croatian Historian / politician, dies at 65
  • 02-19Ernesto Camillo Sivori: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-21Gustave Caillebotte: French shipbuilding designer / painter, dies at 45
  • 02-25James Morrison Steele Mackaye: US actor / Author / director, dies at 51
  • 03-20Lajos Kossuth: Hungarian freedom fighter / President (1849), dies at 91
  • 03-21Jacob Rosenhaim: Composer, dies at 80
  • 03-24Robert Prescott Stewart: Composer, dies at 68
  • 03-27Verney L Cameron: English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49
  • 04-08Bankim C Chattopadhyaya: Writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • 05-21August A Kundt: German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
  • 05-24William Joseph Westbrook: Composer, dies at 63
  • 06-05Immanuel Faisst: Composer, dies at 70
  • 06-24M F Sadi Carnot: President of France (1887-94), murdered at about 56
  • 07-01Julius PJA van Nyevelt: Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 77
  • 07-05Betty Paoli: Writer
  • 07-08Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov: Composer
  • 07-13Juventino Rosas: Composer, dies at 26
  • 07-18Leconte de Lisle: Writer, dies at 75
  • 08-03George Inness: US landscape Painter (Delaware Water Gap), dies at 69
  • 08-16Herman van der Tuuk: Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70
  • 08-18William Charles Levey: Composer, dies at 57
  • 08-26PPH van Ham: General Major, dies in battle on Lombok
  • 09-12Rafael Nunez: Colombia -- 3 times President, dies at 68
  • 11-01Aleksandr III A Romanov: Czar of Russia (1881-94), dies at 49
  • 11-20Anton Rubinstein: Russian Composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64