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 petrolm 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, Shaoshan, Hunan, Chinese revolutionary & Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), (d. 1976)

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
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