What Happened in 1894

Significant Events

  • Apr 14 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
  • Jun 23 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • Aug 25 Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet
  • Sep 10 London taxi driver George Smith is the first to be fined for drunk driving
  • Nov 1 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
More Historical Events

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Early 5 second film of Fred Ott sneezing shot by Edison Manufacturing - 1st ever copyrighted

On January 7, 1894


World Leaders in 1894

Famous People in 1894

Famous Weddings

  • May 28 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern
  • Jun 20 Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jun 22 Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner
  • Nov 26 Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia