Historical Events in February 1893

  • Feb 1 Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio at West Orange, New Jersey

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Feb 2 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ
  • Feb 5 Alfred Naess skates world record 500m (49.4 sec)
  • Feb 9 Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 9 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Feb 22 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham
  • Feb 24 The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.
  • Feb 26 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
  • Feb 26 Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
  • Feb 28 Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"