January 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

Birthdays in History

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Weddings in History

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

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)