Historical Events in August 1893

  • 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 New York
  • 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 28 13th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Fred Hovey (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4)