On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1893

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued (Queen Isabella, patron of Columbus)
  • World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago [or 0501]

Famous Birthdays

  • Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)

Famous Deaths

  • John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (b. 1805)