Historical Events for Year 1894

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Jan 1st - Denmark adopts Mid-European time
Jan 1st - Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
Jan 1st - South African Amateur Athletic Union is founded in Johannesburg.
Jan 4th - France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
Jan 7th - Early 5 second film of Fred Ott sneezing shot by Edison Manufacturing - 1st ever copyrited
Jan 8th - Columbus World's fair in Chicago destroyed by fire
Jan 9th - "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
Jan 9th - Georges Feydeau's "Un à la Patte" premieres in Paris
Jan 9th - New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Jan 13th - Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
Jan 21st - Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 sec
Jan 23rd - G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
Jan 25th - James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
Jan 27th - 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
Jan 27th - Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
Jan 30th - Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
Jan 30th - US flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Adm Benham
Feb 2nd - US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
Feb 3rd - 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched at Bath, Maine
Feb 5th - Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
Feb 7th - The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Feb 8th - Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks
Feb 12th - Anarchist Émile Henry hurls a bomb into Paris's Cafe Terminus, killing one and wounding 20.
Feb 14th - Venus is both a morning star & evening star
Feb 16th - British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
Feb 24th - Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)
Mar 3rd - "NY Atlantis" 1st Greek-language publication in US begins
Mar 3rd - 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
Mar 4th - Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
Mar 5th - Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
Mar 5th - Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, becomes First Lord of the Treasury (the official title of the UK Prime Minister)
Mar 8th - The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law.
Mar 12th - Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday & Friday
Mar 12th - Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi
Mar 13th - J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
Mar 16th - Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris
Mar 17th - US & China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
Mar 22nd - Stanley Cup: Montreal Hockey Club defeats Ottawa Generals, 3-1 to win 1st ever Stanley Cup competition
Mar 24th - 37 miners killed at Franklin, WA
Mar 25th - Coxey's Army of the unemployed sets out from Massillon, Ohio, for Washington, D.C.
Mar 30th - 56th Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Why Not wins
Apr 5th - 11 strikers killed in riot at Connellsville, Penn
Apr 5th - Start of Sherlock Holmes' "Adventure of Empty House" (BG)
Apr 9th - 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
Apr 12th - British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison Apr 14th - 1st public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope (moving pictures)
Apr 19th - Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC
Apr 20th - 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase
Apr 21st - George Bernard Shaw's "Arms & the Man" premieres in London
Apr 24th - French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in world record 2:39:18
Apr 24th - Phillies Lave Cross hits for cycle vs Bkln Dodgers
Apr 29th - The 500-strong Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Washington, D.C., to protest against unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol
May 11th - American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co
May 12th - Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
May 14th - Fire in Boston bleachers spreads to 170 adjoining buildings
May 15th - 20th Kentucky Derby: Frank Goodale aboard Chant wins in 2:41
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw May 16th - Fire in Boston destroys baseball stadium & 170 other buildings
May 17th - 19th Preakness: Fred Taral aboard Assignee wins in 1:49.25
May 21st - 22-year-old French Anarchist Émile Henry is executed by guillotine. His last words were reputed to be "Courage, camarades! Vive l'anarchie!"
May 23rd - William Love hosts ground breaking ceremonies for Love Canal
May 26th - Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
May 30th - Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game
Jun 12th - 34th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 326 at Royal St. George's Golf Club
Jun 15th - Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
Jun 16th - 8th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Hellwig beats Aline Terry (7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3)
Jun 17th - 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont
Jun 18th - Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate
Jun 19th - 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
Jun 21st - Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
Jun 23rd - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
Jun 24th - Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years
Jun 24th - Marie Francois Sadi Carnot is assassinated by Sante Geronimo Caserio.
Jun 25th - American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
Jun 25th - Boer leader Paul Kruger meets the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)
Jun 26th - Karl Benz of Germany receives US patent for gasoline-driven auto
Jun 28th - Labor Day established as a holiday for federal employees
Jun 28th - The Natal Legislature plans to introduce the Indian Franchise Bill, South Africa
Jun 30th - Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid
Jun 30th - London's Tower Bridge opens
Jul 2nd - Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers
Jul 4th - Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH
Jul 4th - Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president
Jul 6th - Cleveland sends 2,000 troops to Chicago to suppress Pullman strike
Jul 16th - Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
Jul 16th - Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
Jul 18th - 11th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats E Austin (6-1 6-1)
Jul 18th - 18th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6)
Jul 20th - 2000 fed troops recalled from Chicago, having ended Pullman strike
Aug 2nd - Death duties 1st introduced in Britain
Aug 2nd - Dutch Society for Women Suffrage gets royal charter
Aug 14th - Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge demonstrates wireless telegraphy (radio) using Morse code at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University
Aug 16th - Indian chiefs from the Sioux & Onondaga tribes met to urge their people to renounce Christianity & return to their old Indian faith
Aug 17th - Phils get 36 hits, Sam Thompson hits for cycle beating Louisville 29-4
Aug 18th - US Congress creates Bureau of Immigration
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Aug 22nd - Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal
Aug 25th - -26] Balinese troops assault Dutch army, 97 killed
Aug 25th - Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
Aug 26th - Netherlands Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms
Aug 27th - Congress passes Wilson-Gorman Tariff Act, which includes a graduated income tax later struck down by the Supreme Court
Aug 27th - 14th U.S. Men's National Championship: Robert Wrenn beats Manliff Goodbody (6-8, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
Aug 30th - Frederick Lugard's expedition to Niger
Aug 31st - Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
Aug 31st - The Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act passed by Richard Seddon’s Liberal government, making New Zealand the first country in the world to outlaw strikes in favour of compulsory arbitration
Sep 2nd - -3] Amsterdam Municipal theater opens
Sep 2nd - Forest fires destroy Hinckley Minnesota: about 600 die
Sep 4th - In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
Sep 4th - Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
Sep 10th - London taxi driver George Smith is first fined for drunk driving
Sep 14th - Hottentotten uprising in Southwest-Africa fails
Sep 15th - Japan defeats China in Battle of Ping Yang
Sep 27th - Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY
Sep 28th - Simon Marks & Tom Spencer open Penny Bazaar in Manchester
Oct 1st - Civic organization, Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben founded in Omaha, Nebraska
Oct 1st - First meeting of The Owl Club of Cape Town.
Oct 15th - Capt Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage in France
Oct 17th - Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm IIGerman Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II Oct 28th - German Emperor Wilhelm II fires chancellor Leo von Caprivi & Premier Botho zu Eulenburg
Oct 29th - First election of Hawaiian Republic
Oct 30th - Daniel Cooper patents time clock
Oct 30th - Domenico Melegatti obtains a patent for a procedure to be applied in industrial production of pandoro (a traditional Italian sweet yeast bread).
Nov 1st - Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
Nov 1st - Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
Nov 5th - Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki
Nov 5th - Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels" premieres
Nov 10th - Fred Lugard signs accord with king Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki
Nov 12th - Lawrence Hargrave, Australian aeronautical pioneer and inventor of the box kite, linked four huge box kites together and flew - but remained attached to the ground by piano wire
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II Nov 14th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez" (BG)
Nov 16th - 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
Nov 16th - French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
Nov 17th - Daily Racing Form founded
Nov 17th - Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons
Nov 18th - 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)
Nov 18th - 1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species" by Richard Outcault
Nov 19th - 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
Nov 19th - Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
Nov 20th - US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
Nov 25th - Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
Nov 26th - King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
Serial Killer H. H. HolmesSerial Killer H. H. Holmes Nov 29th - 3rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-0 in Montgomery
Dec 5th - Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris
Dec 9th - Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
Dec 14th - Day One 1st Test Cricket Aus v Eng Aust 5-346 (Giffen 161, Gregory 85)
Dec 14th - Test Cricket debut of Joe Darling, Ernie Jones, Archie MacLaren
Dec 15th - Cricket day 2 1st T Aus v Eng Aus 586 (Gregory 201) England 3-130
Dec 17th - Cricket day 3 1T Australia v Engand; England 325 all out, 261 behind on 1st innings
Dec 18th - Cricket day 4 1T Aus v Eng England following on 4-268, 7 in front
Dec 19th - Cricket day 5 1T Aus v Eng Eng 437 all out, Aus need 177 are 2-113
Dec 20th - England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day
5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell Dec 21st - Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada
Dec 22nd - -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane

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