Historical Events in January 1892

  • 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 (Massachusetts)
  • Jan 24 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • Jan 29 The Coca-Cola Company, is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 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