What Happened in 1893

Significant Events

  • Feb 23 Rudolf Diesel obtains a patent for his internal combustion engine, later known as the diesel engine
  • Jul 9 Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia
  • Sep 19 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote
  • Nov 28 Women vote in a national election for the first time, in the New Zealand general election
More Historical Events

World Leaders in 1893

Famous People in 1893

Would You Believe?

1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ

On February 2, 1893

Famous Weddings