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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1893 AD


January 1: 1st U.S. college extension courses for credit, University of Chicago
January 1: Japan adopts the Gregorian calendar
January 2: 1st U.S. commemoratives and 1st U.S. stamp to picture a woman issued
January 4: U.S. President Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
January 6: Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
January 7: Hermann Sudermanns "Heimat," premieres in Berlin
January 10: Richard Drigo's ballet "Magic Flute" premieres, St. Petersburg
January 11: Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)
January 13: British Independent Labor Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
January 17: -17 degrees F (-27 degrees C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
January 17: Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
January 28: Edward Mcdowell's "Hamlet and Ophelia," premieres in Boston
January 31: "Westminster Gazette" begins publishing


February 1: Puccini's Opera "Manon Lescaut," premieres in Turin
February 1: Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)
February 2: 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ
February 5: Alfred Naess skates world record 500m (49.4 sec)
February 9: Canal builder De Lesseps and others sentenced to prison for fraud
February 9: Verdi's opera "Falstaff" premieres in Milan
February 26: 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Michigan
February 26: Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
February 28: Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"


March 1: Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the U.S. rank of ambassador
March 2: 1st federal railroad legislation passed; required safety features
March 3: Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized
March 3: Congress authorizes 1st federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture
March 4: Francis Dhanis' army attacksthe Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe
March 4: Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th U.S. president (2nd term)
March 9: Congo cannibals killed 1000s of Arabs
March 10: Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
March 10: New Mexico State University cancels it's 1st graduation ceremony, its only graduate Sam Steele was robbed and killed the night before
March 30: Thomas F. Bayard becomes 1st U.S. ambassador in Great Britain


April 3: 1st NSW vs. Queensland F-C game, at Brisbane Exhibition Ground
April 5: Cleveland passes Park Act (forerunner of Metroparks)
April 6: Andy Bowen and Jack Burke box 7 hours 19 minutes to no decision (111 rounds)
April 6: Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah dedicated
April 8: The Critic reports that ice cream soda is our national drink
April 12: Battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi
April 22: Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo
April 22: Paul Kruger elected president of Transvaal for 3rd time
April 26: 1st Cleveland Board of Park Commissioners forms


May 1: World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
May 4: Cowboy Bob Pickett invents bulldogging
May 5: Panic of 1893: Great crash on New York Stock Exchange
May 10: 19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39
May 10: Imperial Institute in London opens
May 11: Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
May 19: Heavy rain wash "quick clay" into a deep valley, kills 111 (Norway)
May 22: Montreal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game
May 27: Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland


June 1: Opera "Falstaff" is produced (Berlin)
June 10: 27th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Commanche wins in 1:53
June 16: R. W. Rueckheim invents Cracker Jack
June 19: Lizzie Bordon acquitted
June 20: Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass
June 21: 1st Ferris wheel premieres at Chicago's Columbian Exposition
June 22: British fleet under Vice-Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
June 27: Great stock crash on New York stock exchange
June 30: Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered


July 1: San Francisco Bay City Club opens 1st U.S. bicycle race track, made of wood
July 6: British King George V marries princess Victoria of Teck (Queen Mary)
July 9: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia
July 15: Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
July 17: Arthur Shrewsbury is 1st to score 1,000 runs in Test Cricket
July 18: Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia vs. England, Lord's
July 22: Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful," in Colorado
July 24: For only time in history of U.S. Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
July 31: Henry Perky patents shredded wheat


August 1: Henry Perky and William Ford patent shredded wheat
August 7: 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes
August 9: 1st U.S. bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in New York
August 10: Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act
August 14: France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test
August 15: U.S. no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea
August 20: Shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland
August 24: Tornado destroys coast of Savannah and Charleston, about 1000 die
August 30: 13rd U.S. Mens Tennis: Robert D Wrenn beats Fred H Hovey (64 36 64 64)


September 4: English author Beatrix Potter 1st tells the story of Peter Rabbit
September 11: Bronx Gas and Electric Company opens on Frisby and Tremont Ave
September 11: Shaku Soen is 1st Zen teacher to visit the West (Chicago)
September 16: Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma opens white settlement homesteaders
September 19: New Zealand is 1st country to grant all its women the right to vote
September 21: Frank Duryea drives 1st U.S. made gas propelled vehicle (car)
September 22: 1st auto built in U.S. (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield


October 1: 3rd worst hurricane in U.S. history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)
October 6: Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat
October 13: Vigilant (U.S.) beats Valkyrie II (England) in 9th America's Cup
October 14: George Edwardes "Gaiety Girl" premieres in London
October 14: Harry Wright suggests umps keep ball-strike count a secret
October 23: C Dazey's "In Old Kentucky" premieres in New York City (27 seasons)
October 25: Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr. Jameson beats Ndebeles
October 27: Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Georgia and Charleston SC
October 28: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducted 1st performance of "Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"
October 30: Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890


November 4: Dr. Jamesons Legertje occupies Bulawayo Matabeleland
November 7: State Colorado accept female suffrage
November 14: Gerhart Hauptmanns "Hanneles Himmelfahrt," premieres in Berlin
November 18: Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Providentissimus Deus
November 19: 1st newspaper color supplement (New York World)


December 3: Ndebeles destroy Rhodesia
December 5: 1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges
December 11: 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
December 15: Dvoraks "From the New World" premieres at Carnegie Hall New York City
December 16: Anton Dvorak's "New World Symphony" premieres
December 17: Russia ratifies Duple Alliance with France
December 20: 1st state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia
December 23: Opera "Hansel und Gretel" is produced (Weimar)
December 24: Henry Ford completes his 1st useful gas motor
December 28: French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
December 30: Russia signs military accord with France
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