What Happened on April 27, 1893

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Richard "King Dick" Seddon succeeds John Balance as premier of New Zealand and leader of Liberal Party

Famous Birthdays

  • Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • Norman Bel Geddes, Adrian Mich, theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End)

Famous Deaths

  • John Ballance, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party, intestinal disease after a major surgical operation at 54
  • John Murray Corse, US general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday