What Happened on January 1, 1893

Historical Events

  • 1st US college extension courses for credit, University of Chicago
  • Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
  • The railway line from Germiston to Pretoria, South Africa, is opened to traffic
1893 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Barney Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Stanley Cup 1915, Vancouver Millionaires; coach Chicago Black Hawks 1927-28), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1971)
Born in 1893

Famous Deaths

  • James Fleming Fagan, American farmer and Confederate Army Major General (Shiloh; Mark's Mill), dies at 55

About January 1, 1893

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 130 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn