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Notable Historical Events - 1893

1893English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

1893Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor

1893Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)

1893Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)

1893Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass

1893Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

1893Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia

1893Gerhart Hauptmann's "Hanneles Himmelfahrt" premieres in Berlin

1893Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.

1893The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

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