On This Day

What Happened in 1893

Historical Events

1893 in Film & TV

1893 in Music

  • Dec 16 Antonín Dvořák'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 (21.95 miles) an hour

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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