What Happened in 1892

Important Events

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

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

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

On October 14, 1892

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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

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