What Happened in 1894

Significant Events

  • Aug 25 Japanese scientist Shibasaburo Kitasato discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet
  • Nov 1 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris
More Historical Events

1894 in Film & TV

1894 in Music

  • Mar 16 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris, includes piece “Méditation” for violin and orchestra
  • Dec 22 Claude Debussy's first orchestral masterpiece "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris

1894 in Sport

  • Jan 27 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
  • Mar 13 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • Jun 23 The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
  • Dec 20 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket, Australia needed 177 to win, all out at 166 on 6th day
  • Dec 22 United States Golf Association forms in New York

Did You Know?

Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time in a candy store in Vicksburg, Mississippi

On March 12, 1894


World Leaders in 1894

Famous People in 1894

Famous Weddings

  • May 28 Belgium Princess Josephine marries Prince Karl von Hohenzollern
  • Jun 20 Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jun 22 Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner
  • Nov 26 Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia