Historical Events in August 1892

  • Aug 2 George A. Wheeler is granted a US patent for a prototype of the escalator

Historic Event

Aug 4 Queen Wilhelmina and Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam and the Rhine

Murder of Interest

Aug 4 Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother are murdered with an axe in Fall River, Massachusetts; Borden is later arrested, tried and acquitted

  • Aug 13 US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore

Historic Event

Aug 15 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

  • Aug 17 Russian and French generals, Obruchev and Boisdeffre sign Double Alliance
  • Aug 20 The Transvaal National Union, a political organisation, is set up with J. Tudhope as president

Historic Event

Aug 25 British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to lieutenant

  • Aug 27 NYC's Metropolitan Opera House (opened in 1883) catches fire; takes two years to restore
  • Aug 30 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Newport, R.I.: Three straight US singles titles to Oliver Campbell; beats Fred Hovey 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5