January 2, 1893 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • 1st US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued (Queen Isabella, patron of Columbus)
  • World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago [or 0501]

Birthdays in History

  • Lillian Leitzel, German acrobat and strongwoman (d. 1931)

Deaths in History

  • John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (b. 1805)