On This Day

Historical Events in February 1893

Music Premiere

Feb 1 Giacomo Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut" premieres in Turin

Film & TV History

Feb 1 Thomas Edison completes worlds 1st movie studio at West Orange, New Jersey

  • Feb 5 Alfred Naess skates world record 500m (49.4 sec)
  • Feb 7 Vanderbilt University claims it participated in the first organised intercollegiate basketball game at the Nashville YMCA Gymnasium; Vanderbilt beats YMCA, 9-3
  • Feb 9 Canal builder De Lesseps & others sentenced to prison for fraud

Music Premiere

Feb 9 Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera "Falstaff" premieres at La Scala in Milan, Italy

  • Feb 22 1st Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 32-22 in Birmingham
  • Feb 24 The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America
  • Feb 26 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, in Michigan
  • Feb 26 Norwegian Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
  • Feb 28 Edward Acheson of Pennsylvania, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum" (Silicon carbide)