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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1892 AD


January 1: Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants
January 5: 1st successful auroral photograph made
January 7: Mine explosion kills 100, Krebs, Okla-blacks trying to help rescue white survivors, driven away with guns
January 11: Hawaiian Historical Society founded
January 11: Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl
January 11: William D McCoy of Indiana appointed U.S. minister to Liberia
January 15: Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass
January 20: 1st basketball game played (Mass)
January 24: Battle at Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
January 30: Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test
January 30: Captain Lugard occupies Uganda's King Mwanga's hide out


February 1: Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of "400" to describe socially elite
February 2: Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter (Baltimore)
February 2: Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England vs. Australia SCG
February 2: Longest boxing match under modern rules; 77 rounds in Nameoki, Illinois between Harry Sharpe and Frank Crosby
February 3: Russia closes down Yeshiva of Volozhin
February 16: Opera "Werther," premieres in Vienna
February 22: "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St. James (London)
February 22: Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
February 23: 1st college student government forms at Bryn Mawr Penn
February 25: James Barrie's "Walker London," premieres in London
February 29: Britian and U.S. sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea


March 3: 1st cattle tuberculosis test in U.S. made, Villa Nova, Penn
March 11: 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachuetts)
March 15: 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W. Reno (New York City)
March 15: New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
March 18: Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
March 19: 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England vs. South Africa (Cape Town)


April 12: George C. Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter
April 15: General Electric Company, forms and is incorporated in New York
April 17: 1st Sunday NL baseball game, Reds beat Cards 5-1
April 19: Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)
April 21: Black Longshoremen strike for higher wages in St. Louis Mo
April 28: 1st performance of Antonin Dvorak's overture "Carneval"
April 29: Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter


May 1: U.S. Quarantine Station opens on Angel Island, San Francisco Bay
May 11: 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41
May 14: Vitesse 1892 soccer team forms in Arnhem
May 19: Charles Brady King invents pneumatic hammer
May 19: National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded
May 20: George Sampson patents clothes dryer
May 20: Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy and Austria forms
May 21: Ruggiero Leoncavallo's opera "Pagliacci," premieres in Milan
May 22: Dr. Washington Sheffield invents toothpaste tube
May 28: Sierra Club forms by John Muir for conservation of nature


June 4: Oil City and Titusville Penn, destroyed by oil tank explosion; 130 die
June 4: Sierra Club forms in San Francisco
June 7: John J Doyle of Clev Spiders is 1st to pinch hit in a baseball game
June 7: Republican convention in Minneapolis begins
June 8: Homer A. Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy vs. Ferguson)
June 9: 26th Belmont: W Hayward aboard Patron wins in 2:12
June 10: Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game
June 12: Netherlands Society for Currency and Coin collecting forms
June 18: Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
June 28: Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories


July 4: James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
July 6: Dr. Jose Rizal forms League Filipina
July 6: Striking steel workers in Homestead, Pennsylvania fire on scabs, killing 7
July 8: American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Massacgysetts
July 10: 1st concrete-paved street built, Bellefountaine, Ohio
July 11: U.S. Patent Office says J. W. Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp


August 2: Charles A. Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
August 4: Queen Wilhelmina and Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam-Rhine
August 4: Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass
August 13: U.S. black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
August 15: 4th and last British government of Gladstone forms
August 17: Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Duple Alliance
August 27: New York City Metropolitan Opera House catches fire


September 7: James Corbett KOs John Sullivan in 21 for heavyweight boxing title
September 8: 1st appearance of "Pledge of Allegiance" (Youth's Companion)
September 9: E E Barnard at Lick discovers Amalthea, 5th Jupiter moon
September 14: AP Giannini marries Clorinda Cuneo
September 16: Amsterdam swim club renamed "The Y"
September 26: 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa's band (NJ)
September 26: Diamond Match Co patented book matches
September 27: Book matches are patented by Diamond Match Company


October 1: University of Chicago opens
October 5: Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in Coffeville, Kansas bank holdup
October 8: Sergei Rachmaninoff 1st performs "Prelude in C-sharp-Minor" in Moscow
October 10: Entire Hong Kong national cricket team, die in shipwreck off Taiwan
October 12: Pledge of Allegiance 1st recited in public schools
October 18: 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)


November 2: Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands
November 8: Grover Cleveland (D) elected president
November 10: 1st CRU championship game: Osgoode Hall defeats Montreal, 45-5
November 12: Allegheny Athletic Association beats Pitts Athletic CLub, 4-0 in football
November 12: Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player
November 23: Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
November 23: P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games


December 5: Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag
December 16: Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA vs. NSW
December 17: Tsjaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette," premieres in St. Petersburg
December 18: Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony, premieres
December 18: "Nutcracker Suite," Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet, premieres
December 20: Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne
December 20: Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, New York
December 26: Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)
December 27: Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St. John laid (New York City)
December 27: N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game
December 30: Dr. Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal
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