On This Day

Historical Events in September 1893

  • Sep 1 Gladstones' Second Home Rule Bill for Ireland passes in the House of Commons but vetoed by The House of Lords by 419 votes to 41
  • Sep 1 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotland's William Auchterlonie wins by 2 shots from amateur Johnny Laidley

Historic Event

Sep 4 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

  • Sep 11 Bronx Gas & Electric Company opens on Frisby & Tremont Ave
  • Sep 11 Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)
  • Sep 11 First conference of the World Parliament of Religions is held in Chicago, Indian monk Swani Vivekananda gives influential speech
  • Sep 16 Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, opens white settlement homesteaders
  • Sep 20 The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Sep 21 Frank Duryea drives the 1st American-made gas propelled vehicle