On This Day

Historical Events in April 1893

  • Apr 3 1st NSW v Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
  • Apr 5 Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)
  • Apr 6 Andy Bowen & Jack Burke box 7 hrs 19 mins to no decision (111 rounds)
  • Apr 6 Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City dedicated
  • Apr 8 The Critic reports that ice cream soda is America's national drink
  • Apr 12 Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
  • Apr 22 Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 22 Paul Kruger elected President of Transvaal for 3rd time

3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger
  • Apr 26 1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms
  • Apr 27 Richard "King Dick" Seddon succeeds John Balance as premier of New Zealand and leader of Liberal Party