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September 1893 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 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

The Story of the First Country to Grant Women the VoteThe Story of the First Country to Grant Women the Vote

Sep 19 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote

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Women gained the vote in New Zealand in 1893, the summit at last.
Women gained the vote in New Zealand in 1893, the summit at last.
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  • Sep 20 The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Sep 21 Frank Duryea drives the 1st American-made gas propelled vehicle

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter, etcher and lithographer, born in Okayama, Japan (d. 1953)
  • Sep 4 Henry Schultz, American economist (econometrics), born in Sharkawshchyna, Russian Empire (d. 1938)
  • Sep 6 Claire Chennault, American military leader, born in Commerce, Texas (d. 1958)
  • Sep 7 Leslie Hore-Belisha, British politician (Minister of Transport, 1934-37; War Secretary, 1937–40), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1957)
  • Sep 10 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian (world's oldest person 2008-9) who lived to be 115, born in Olival, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 2009)
  • Sep 16 Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Sep 17 Abel Herzberg, Russian-Dutch Jewish lawyer and writer (Persecution of Jews), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Sep 18 William March, American writer (Company K), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1954)
  • Sep 20 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Sep 27 Joannes Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
  • Sep 28 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • Sep 30 Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American politician (REP-Maryland 1939-53), born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (d. 1964)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)
  • Sep 7 Hamilton Fish, American politician (Governor of New York), dies at 85
  • Sep 8 Luke Short, American Old West gunslinger and saloon owner, dies of dropsy at 39
  • Sep 15 Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (water supply), dies at 86
  • Sep 19 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, dies at 76