On This Day

What Happened in 1893

Important Events

  • Jul 9 Daniel Hale Williams III repairs the torn pericardium of a knife wound patient, James Cornish, without penicillin or blood transfusion
  • Sep 19 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote

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1893 in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio at West Orange, New Jersey
  • Feb 2 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, New Jersey

1893 in Music

  • Dec 16 Anton Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "New World Symphony" premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York
  • Dec 23 Opera "Hansel und Gretel" by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premieres in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss

1893 in Sport

  • May 11 Henri Desgrange establishes world's 1st bicycle world record, travelling 35.325 km an hour

World Leaders in 1893

Famous People in 1893

Would You Believe?

Cowboy Bill Pickett invents bulldogging, the skill of grabbing cattle by the horns and wrestling them to the ground

On May 4, 1893

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 18 British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London
  • Jul 6 British Prince George Duke of York (later George V) marries Princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary) at St James's Palace
  • Sep 13 Microbiologist Robert Koch (49) weds actress Hedwig Freiberg (20)

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