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Notable Historical Events - 1892

1892Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

1892"Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)

18924th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

1892Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres

1892US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

1892Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

1892Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass on two counts of murder

1892Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President

1892 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants 
Jan 5
1st successful auroral photograph made 
Jan 7
Mine explosion kills 100 in Krebs, Oklahoma; blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns 
Jan 11
Hawaiian Historical Society founded 
Jan 11
William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia 
Jan 15
Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass 
Jan 20
1st basketball game played (Mass) 
Jan 24
Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries 
Jan 30
Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test 
Jan 30
Capt Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out 
Feb 1
Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite 
Feb 2
Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore) 
Feb 2
Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Aust SCG 
Feb 2
Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe & Frank Crosby 
Feb 3
Russia closes down Yeshiva of Volozhin 
Feb 16
Opera "Werther," premieres in Vienna 
Feb 22
"Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London) 
Feb 22
Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms 
Feb 23
1st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn 
Feb 25
James Barrie's "Walker London," premieres in London 
Feb 29
Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea 
Feb 29
St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated. 
Mar 3
1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn 
Mar 11
1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass) 
Mar 15
1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC) 
Mar 15
NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine) 
Mar 18
Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup) 
Mar 19
3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket Eng v SA (Cape Town) 
Apr 12
George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter 
Apr 15
General Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY 
Apr 17
1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1 
Apr 19
Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass) 
Apr 21
Black longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis, Mo 
Apr 28
1st performance of Antonin Dvorák's overture "Carneval" 
Apr 29
Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter 
May 1
US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, SF Bay 
May 11
18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41½ 
May 14
Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem 
May 19
Charles Brady King invents pneumatic hammer 
May 19
National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded 
May 20
George Sampson patents clothes dryer 
May 20
Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria forms 
May 21
Ruggero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan 
May 22
Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube 
May 28
Sierra Club forms by John Muir in SF, for conservation of nature 
Jun 4
Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die 
Jun 4
Sierra Club forms in SF 
Jun 6
Chicago South Side Elevated Railroad opens (1st 3.6 miles) 
Jun 7
John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game 
Jun 7
Republican convention in Minneapolis begins 
Jun 8
Homer A Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy v Ferguson) 
Jun 9
26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12 
Jun 10
Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game 
Jun 11
The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia. 
Jun 12
Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms 
Jun 18
Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii 
Jun 28
Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories 
Jul 4
James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house 
Jul 4
Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4. 
Jul 6
Dr Jose Rizal forms League Filipina 
Jul 6
Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pa, fire on scabs, killing 7 
Jul 6
Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain. 
Jul 7
Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia. 
Jul 7
9th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Lottie Dod beats B Hillyard (6-1 6-1) 
Jul 7
16th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim (4-6 6-3 6-3 6-2) 
Jul 8
American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass 
Jul 8
St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892. 
Jul 10
1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio) 
Jul 11
US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp 
Aug 2
Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator 
Aug 4
Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine 
Aug 4
Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass on two counts of murder 
Aug 13
US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore 
Aug 15
4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms 
Aug 17
Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance 
Aug 20
The Transvaal National Union, a political organisation, is set up with J. Tudhope as president 
Aug 27
NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire 
Sep 7
James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 8
1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion) 
Sep 9
E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon 
Sep 16
Amsterdam swim club renamed "The Y" 
Sep 26
1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ) 
Sep 27
Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company 
Sep 28
1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa) 
Sep 29
1st night football game played (Mansfield, Penn) 
Oct 1
University of Chicago opens 
Oct 5
Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup 
Oct 8
Sergei Rachmaninoff first performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow 
Oct 10
Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan 
Oct 12
US Pledge of Allegiance first recited in public schools during Columbus Day 
Oct 18
1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY) 
Oct 31
Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. 
Nov 2
French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands 
Nov 8
Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President 
Nov 10
1st CRU championship game: Osgoode Hall defeats Montreal, 45-5 
Nov 12
Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player 
Nov 12
Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pitts Athletic CLub, 4-0 in football 
Nov 23
Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed 
Nov 23
P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games 
Dec 5
Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag 
Dec 5
Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada. 
Dec 16
Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW 
Dec 17
Tchaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette" premieres in St Petersburg 
Dec 18
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres 
Dec 18
Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres 
Dec 20
Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne 
Dec 20
Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY 
Dec 26
Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala) 
Dec 27
Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC) 
Dec 27
N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game 
Dec 30
Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal 
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