1892 in History

Events in History

  • 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 24 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • 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
  • Feb 1 Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
  • Feb 2 Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
  • Feb 2 Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Australia SCG
  • Feb 3 Russia closes down the Volozhin Yeshiva, a Lithuanian talmudical college
  • Feb 23 1st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn
  • Feb 25 James Barrie's "Walker London" premieres in London
  • Feb 29 Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
  • Feb 29 St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated.
  • Mar 3 1st cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova, Penn
  • Mar 15 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
  • Mar 15 NY State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
  • Apr 12 George C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
  • Apr 15 General Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY
  • Apr 19 Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)
  • Apr 21 Black longshoremen strike for higher wages in St Louis, Mo
  • Apr 28 1st performance of Antonin Dvorák's overture "Carneval"
  • May 1 US Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, SF Bay
  • May 19 Charles Brady King invents pneumatic hammer
  • May 19 National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded
  • May 20 George Sampson patents clothes dryer
  • May 20 Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria forms
  • May 22 Dr Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube

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May 28 Sierra Club forms by John Muir in SF, for conservation of nature

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • Jun 4 Oil City & Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
  • Jun 4 Sierra Club forms in SF
  • Jun 6 Chicago South Side Elevated Railroad opens (1st 3.6 miles)
  • Jun 7 Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
  • Jun 8 Homer A Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy v Ferguson)
  • Jun 10 Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
  • Jun 12 Netherlands Society for Currency & Coin collecting forms
  • Jun 18 Macadamia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
  • Jul 4 James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
  • Jul 4 Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4.

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Jul 6 Jose Rizal forms La Liga Filipina in Manila

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • Jul 6 Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pa, fire on scabs, killing 7
  • Jul 6 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
  • Jul 7 Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established leading to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia.
  • Jul 8 American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass
  • Jul 8 St. John's, Newfoundland is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892.
  • Jul 10 1st concrete-paved street built (Bellefountaine, Ohio)

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Jul 11 US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Aug 2 Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
  • Aug 4 Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine

MurderMurder of Interest

Aug 4 Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Massachusetts on two counts of murder

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Aug 13 US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore

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Aug 15 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • Aug 17 Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance
  • Aug 20 The Transvaal National Union, a political organisation, is set up with J. Tudhope as president
  • Sep 8 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
  • Sep 9 E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
  • Sep 27 Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company
  • Sep 28 1st night football game played (Mansfield Pa)
  • Oct 1 University of Chicago opens
  • Oct 5 Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
  • Oct 8 Sergei Rachmaninoff first performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow
  • Oct 12 US Pledge of Allegiance first recited in public schools during Columbus Day
  • Oct 18 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)

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Oct 31 Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • Nov 2 French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Nov 10 1st CRU championship game: Osgoode Hall defeats Montreal, 45-5
  • Nov 12 Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pitts Athletic CLub, 4-0 in football
  • Nov 23 Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
  • Dec 5 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

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Dec 5 Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Dec 17 Tchaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette" premieres in St Petersburg

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Dec 20 Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Jules Verne

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne
  • Dec 20 Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
  • Dec 27 Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)
  • Dec 30 Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 155

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1 Manuel Roxas y Acuna, 1st president Philippines

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Jan 2 Lura Anson, Nebraska, entertainer

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Jan 3 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South Africa, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Jan 9 Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985)
  • Jan 10 Dumas Malone, Miss, historian (Jefferson & His Time)
  • Jan 12 Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 14 Martin Niemöller, clergyman (German Protestant); imprisoned by Hitler
  • Jan 15 Rex Ingram, [Reginald IM Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse) (d. 1950)
  • Jan 18 Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
  • Jan 19 Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
  • Jan 22 Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder
  • Jan 30 Grigore Gafencu, Roman minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39)
  • Feb 4 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
  • Feb 4 Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
  • Feb 4 E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
  • Feb 5 George Saiko, Austrian writer, born in Seestadtl, Bohemia (d. 1962)
  • Feb 6 William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt)
  • Feb 9 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer (Indonesian adat justice)
  • Feb 13 Grant Wood, US, painter (American Gothic)
  • Feb 13 Robert Houghwout Jackson, 84th Supreme Court justice (1941-54)
  • Feb 14 Radola Gajda, Czech military commander (d. 1948)
  • Feb 15 James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy
  • Feb 17 Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)
  • Feb 18 Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World), (d. 1944)
  • Feb 22 David Dubinsky, labor leader (Freedom Award, 1969 Medal of Freedom)
  • Feb 22 Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize), born in Rockland, Maine (d. 1950)
  • Feb 29 Augusta Savage (Fells), Green Cove Springs Florida, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate
  • Mar 1 Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)
  • Mar 8 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
  • Mar 9 David Garnett, English novelist and editor (Lady into Fox)
  • Mar 9 Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)
  • Mar 9 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst)
  • Mar 10 Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
  • Mar 11 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
  • Mar 13 Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)
  • Mar 14 Olive Netta Parsons, co-founder (Collet's Bookshop)
  • Mar 15 James Basevi Ord, US army officer (d. 1938)
  • Mar 16 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
  • Mar 17 Benjamin Drake Van Wissen, Australian Engineer (d. 1984)
  • Mar 18 Robert P Tristram Coffin, poet/reporter (WW II)
  • Mar 19 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica)
  • Mar 19 James Van Fleet, American general (d. 1992)
  • Mar 27 Thorne Smith, author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb)
  • Mar 28 Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
  • Mar 28 Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)
  • Mar 29 Jozsef Mindszenty József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, born in Csehimindszent, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • Mar 30 Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian
  • Mar 30 Fortunato Depero, Italian artist (d. 1960)
  • Mar 30 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
  • Mar 31 Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant
  • Apr 6 Donald Wills Douglas, US, aircraft pioneer (McConnell Douglas)
  • Apr 8 Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)
  • Apr 10 Egon Freiherr von Eickstedt, German anthropologist (Rassenkunde)
  • Apr 13 Arthur Harris, Cheltenham, Marshal of the RAF
  • Apr 13 Robert A Watson-Watt, Brechin Forfarshire, Scottish developer of the radar in WWII
  • Apr 14 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian
  • Apr 15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)
  • Apr 15 Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)
  • Apr 17 Jean PJC Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist
  • Apr 22 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer
  • Apr 23 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, born in born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau (d. 1974)
  • Apr 27 Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist (studied electrons)
  • Apr 28 Joseph Dunninger, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), born in NYC, New York

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May 2 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1918)

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • May 3 George Thomson, demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937)
  • May 7 Archibald MacLeish, Glencoe Ill, polit essayist/poet/dramatist (JB)
  • May 7 Josip Broz Tito, WW II partisan, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80)
  • May 9 Zita, empress (Austria)/Queen (Hungary)
  • May 12 Fritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (d. 1970)
  • May 16 Coenraad B van Haeringen, linguist/etymologist (Dutch Dictionary)
  • May 19 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]
  • May 21 John Peale Bishop, US poet (This Side of Paradise)
  • May 29 Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (La inquietud del rosal)
  • May 30 Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
  • May 31 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader
  • May 31 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]
  • May 31 Michel Kikoine, Belarus painter (d. 1968)
  • May 31 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (d. 1968)
  • Jun 1 Amanullah, emir/king of Afghanistan (1919-28)
  • Jun 5 Alexander Loudon, diplomat (Washington)
  • Jun 6 Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (d. 1971)
  • Jun 11 Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic
  • Jun 12 Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)
  • Jun 20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man), born in Wright City, Missouri (d. 1971)

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Jun 22 Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Jun 22 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
  • Jun 26 Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)
  • Jun 27 Paul Colin, French poster designer (d. 1985)
  • Jun 28 Edward H Carr, England, historian (History of Soviet Russia)
  • Jun 30 Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader (d. 1951)
  • Jul 1 James M Cain, Minneapolis Mn, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice)
  • Jul 6 Baron Willy Coppens de Houthulst, Belgian WW I pilot
  • Jul 8 Richard Aldington, writer
  • Jul 8 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
  • Jul 12 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • Jul 15 Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
  • Jul 21 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet

Weddings in History

  • Jan 11 Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (51) weds longtime companion Alice Hoschedé

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Sep 14 AP Giannini marries Clorinda Cuneo

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Roswell B. Mason, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1805)
  • Jan 2 George B Airy, English astronomer/writer, dies at 90
  • Jan 2 Frederick William Barber, South African frontiersman and scientist, dies at 78
  • Jan 7 Tewfik Pasja, viceroy of Egypt, dies at 39
  • Jan 7 Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, German Physician and Physiologist, dies at 72
  • Jan 8 John Heykamp, old-catholic archbishop of Utrecht, dies at 67
  • Jan 14 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, British prince (b. 1864)
  • Jan 16 Imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies
  • Jan 18 Anton Anderledy, Swiss Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)
  • Jan 21 John Couch Adams, English co-discoverer of Neptune, dies
  • Jan 22 Joseph Philo Bradley, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1813)
  • Jan 31 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist (b. 1834)
  • Feb 5 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)
  • Feb 16 Henry Walter Bates, naturalist/explorer (South America), dies
  • Feb 20 Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Herman Koeckemann, German Catholic prelate (b. 1828)

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Feb 27 Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • Mar 1 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, dies at 60
  • Mar 10 Otto van Raised, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1884-88), dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (b. 1827)

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Mar 26 Walt Whitman, American poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72

  • Mar 29 William Bowman, English anatomist, dies at 75
  • Apr 2 Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dut baron/genealogist, dies at 79

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Apr 17 Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
  • Apr 19 Fr. Thomas Dale SSC, Anglican clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (b. 1821)
  • Apr 25 Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (b. 1840)
  • Apr 26 Sir Provo Wallis, British Admiral and naval hero (b. 1791)
  • May 1 Willem A Scholten, manufacturer (potatoes), dies at 89
  • May 5 August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (b. 1818)
  • May 15 Arthur Hodister, British ivory seller (Heart of Darkness), murdered
  • May 16 John Banvard, painted worlds largest painting (3 mile canvas), dies
  • May 16 Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 74
  • May 17 Gyorgy Klapka, Hungarian general/parliament leader, dies at 72
  • May 29 Baha'u'llah [Mirza HA Noeri], Persian founder (Baha'i), dies at 74
  • Jun 9 Taiso Yoshitoshi, Woodblock print artist
  • Jun 9 William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
  • Jun 16 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice, dies at 80
  • Jun 22 Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • Jun 28 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
  • Jul 18 Thomas Cook, English tour director (Thomas Cook & Son), dies at 83
  • Jul 19 Thomas Cook, CEO (Cook Travel Bureau), dies at 83
  • Aug 9 Matthias de Vries, linguistic (spelling), dies
  • Aug 11 Enrico Betti, Italian mathematician (b. 1813)
  • Aug 23 Deodoro da Fonseca, 1st President of Brazil (b. 1827)
  • Sep 7 John G Whittier, US poet/secretary Anti-Slavery Society, dies
  • Sep 17 Ignaz V Zingerle Edler von Simmersberg, Austrian, dies
  • Sep 24 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn, Dutch governor of Suriname, dies at 69
  • Oct 4 Guillaume Van Kerckhoven, Belgian captain, dies at 39
  • Oct 5 Bill Powers, US member of Daltonbende, dies
  • Oct 5 Bob Dalton, US leader of Daltonbende, dies
  • Oct 5 Dick Broadwell, US member of Daltonbende, dies
  • Oct 5 Grat Dalton, US member of Daltonbende, dies

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Oct 6 Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

  • Oct 23 Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer, murdered at 52
  • Oct 25 Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1892), dies at 60
  • Oct 29 William M Harnett, US painter (Old Cupboard Door), dies
  • Nov 15 Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish serial killer, is executed at 42
  • Nov 26 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1825)
  • Dec 1 Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered
  • Dec 2 Jay Gould, American entrepreneur (b. 1836)
  • Dec 3 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • Dec 3 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)
  • Dec 6 E Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75
  • Dec 11 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • Dec 18 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88