On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1893

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Deaths

  • Allan Wilson, British/Rhodesian Major, dies in battle against the Ndebeles during First Matabele War
  • Heinrich Göbel, German-born mechanic and inventor, dies at 75
  • John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73