December 1893 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 5 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges
  • Dec 11 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
  • Dec 15 Dvoráks "From the New World" premieres at Carnegie Hall NYC
  • Dec 17 Russia ratifies Double Alliance with France
  • Dec 20 1st state anti-lynching statute approved, in Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 24 Henry Ford completes his first useful petrol / gasoline fuelled engine

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Dec 28 French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
  • Dec 30 Russia signs military accord with France

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • Dec 2 Julius Bissier, German painter
  • Dec 17 Erwin Piscator, German stage director (Der Stellvertreter)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 26 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), born in Shaoshan, Hunan (d. 1976)

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Dec 31 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist/author (Flemish Resurrection)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 4 Allan Wilson, British/Rhodesian Major, dies in battle against the Ndebeles during First Matabele War
  • Dec 4 John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73
  • Dec 14 Karolina Pawlowa, writer, dies at 86
  • Dec 17 Levinus T Keuchenius, Dutch min of Colonies (1888-90), dies at 71
  • Dec 22 Johann Czerski, German chaplain, dies at 80
  • Dec 30 Samuel White Baker, English explorer, dies at 72
  • Dec 31 Jacob G de Scheffer, Dutch vicar/theologist, dies at 74