On This Day

What Happened in 1892

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Ellis Island opens as a US immigration inspection station - it would go on to be the gateway to the US for more than 12 million people
  • Jan 29 The Coca-Cola Company is incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia
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1892 in Music

  • Dec 18 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker" premieres in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now the world's most performed ballet; his final opera "Isolanta" also premieres

1892 in Sport

  • Jan 15 Basketball rules first published in Triangle Magazine, written by James Naismith
  • Nov 23 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM

Did You Know?

Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" collection of 12 stories originally published serially in "The Strand Magazine"

On October 14, 1892

Would You Believe?

Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year there were 367 days in this country, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4

On July 4, 1892

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 11 Painter Paul Gauguin marries Teha'amana, a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
  • Jul 16 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (51) weds longtime companion Alice Hoschedé
  • Sep 12 61st UK Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (25) weds British writer and maternity health activist Lucy Ridsdale (23) in Rottingdean, England

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