On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1893

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, dies at 87
1893 Highlights

About January 2, 1893

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 127 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn