1892

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Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1892

April - June

  • April - Johnson County War in Wyoming
  • April 1: Foundation of the city of Maebashi by the samurai Makuba Kawai.
  • April 15 - The General Electric Company is established through the merger of the Thomson-Houston Company and the Edison General Electric Company.
  • April 29 - Redondo Beach, California,USA is founded.
  • May 7 - The Cook Islands issue their first postage stamps.
  • May 19 - British troops defeat Ijebu infantry at the Battle of Yemoja River, in modern-day Nigeria, using a maxim gun.
  • May 22 - British conquest of Ijebu-Ode marks major extension of colonial power into Nigerian interior.
  • May 24 - Prince George of Wales becomes Duke of York.
  • May 28 - In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
  • June 4 - Abercrombie & Fitch is established by David Abercrombie.
  • June 7 - Homer Plessy (who was black) is arrested for sitting on the whites-only car in Louisiana.
  • June 11 - The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
  • June 30 - The Homestead Strike begins in Homestead, Pennsylvania, culminating in a battle between striking workers and private security agents on July 6.

July - September

July 12: Mont Blanc.
July 12: Mont Blanc.
  • July 4 Samoa: Samoa changed its time zone to being 3 hours behind California, such that it crossed the international date line and July 4th occurred twice.
  • July 4- 18 British general election: Unionist government loses its majority.
  • July 6
    • Dr. Jose Rizal, a Filipino writer, Philosopher, and political activist arrested by Spanish authorities in connection with La Liga Filipina.
    • Homestead Strike - the arrival of a force of 300 hundred Pinkerton detectives from New York and Chicago resulted in a fight in which about 10 men were killed.
  • July 8 - The Great Fire of 1892 devastated the city of St. John's, Newfoundland, and is remembered as the worst disaster in Newfoundland history.
  • July 12 - A hidden lake bursts out of a glacier on the side of Mont Blanc, flooding the valley below and killing around 200 villagers and holidaymakers in Saint Gervais.
  • August 4 - The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
  • August 9 - Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
  • August 18 - William Ewart Gladstone assumes British premiership at head of Liberal government with Irish Nationalist Party support.
  • September 3 - Nottingham Forest Football Club played their first league match, it was a 2-2 draw with Everton FC.
  • September 15 - Sergei Witte replaces Ivan Vyshnegradsky as Russian finance minister.

October - December

October 5: Dalton Gang.
October 5: Dalton Gang.
Oct.31: "Sherlock Holmes"
Oct.31: "Sherlock Holmes"
  • October 5
    • The Dalton Gang, attempting to rob 2 banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, is shot by the townspeople; only Emmett Dalton, with 23 wounds, survives to spend 14 years in prison.
    • Master criminal Adam Worth is captured in Liège, Belgium during an attempted robbery of a money delivery cart.
  • October 12 - To mark 400 anniversary Columbus Day holiday, the " Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in US public schools.
  • October 31 - Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
  • November 8
    • U.S. presidential election, 1892: Grover Cleveland is elected over Benjamin Harrison and James B. Weaver to win the second of his non-consecutive terms.
    • Anarchist bomb kills six in police station in Avenue de l'Opera, Paris
    • The four-day New Orleans General Strike begins.
  • November 17 - French troops occupy Abomey, capital of kingdom of Dahomey.
  • December 5 - John Thompson becomes Canada's fourth prime minister.
  • December 22 - Newcastle East End F.C. are renamed Newcastle United F.C. following the demise of Newcastle West End F.C. and East End's move to St James' Park, formerly West End's home.
Stanley Cup.
Stanley Cup.


Otto Lilienthal sketches key  A-frame or triangle control frame (TCF) in 1892
Otto Lilienthal sketches key A-frame or triangle control frame (TCF) in 1892

Undated

  • Andrew Carnegie combined all of his separate businesses into the Carnegie Steel Company, allowing him to gain a monopoly in the steel industry.
  • The first Canadian National Rugby-Football Championship game is played (Osgoode Hall defeated Montreal 45-5).
  • The Stanley Cup is donated by Sir Frederick Stanley.
  • Pennsauken is incorporated.
  • Oil fire rages in Oil City, Pennsylvania: 130 dead.
  • Cholera outbreak occurs in Hamburg, Germany.
  • A tortoise called Timothy is brought to the estate of Powderham Castle in England where she lived until her death in 2004.
  • Abu Dhabi becomes a British protectorate.
  • The Cadet Band (current day Highty-Tighties) of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (current day Virginia Tech) is established in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.
  • The Community of the Resurrection, an Anglican religious community for men, was founded by Charles Gore and Walter Frere.
  • Viruses discovered by the Russian- Ukrainian biologist Dimitri Ivanovski.
  • Thomas Ahearn was the first person to prepare a meal on an electric stove.
  • The very first electric light bulb in Bulgaria brought light to the Plovdiv Fair.
  • Otto Lilienthal, "father of hang gliding" sketches a monoplane hang glider that involved the A-frame triangular control frame (TCF) that double functioned as a kingpost.
  • Worthington, Ontario, Canada was incorporated as a mining community in 1892, near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.


Births

1892 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1892
MDCCCXCII
Ab urbe condita 2645
Armenian calendar 1341
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Bahá'í calendar 48 – 49
Berber calendar 2842
Buddhist calendar 2436
Burmese calendar 1254
Chinese calendar 4528/4588-12-2
( 辛卯年十二月初二日)
— to —
4529/4589-11-13
( 壬辰年十一月十三日)
Coptic calendar 1608 – 1609
Ethiopian calendar 18841885
Hebrew calendar 5652 – 5653
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1947 – 1948
 - Shaka Samvat 18141815
 - Kali Yuga 4993 – 4994
Holocene calendar 11892
Iranian calendar 1270 – 1271
Islamic calendar 1309 – 1310
Japanese calendar Meiji 25
(明治25年)
Korean calendar 4225
Thai solar calendar 2435

The last documented living person born in 1892 was Emma Tillman, who died on January 28, 2007 at the age of 114.

January - June

  • January 1
    • Artur Rodziński, Polish conductor (d. 1958)
    • Manuel Roxas, President of the Philippines (d. 1948)
  • January 3 - J. R. R. Tolkien, professor and author of The Lord of the Rings (d. 1973)
  • January 14
    • Hal Roach, American film and television producer (d. 1992)
    • Martin Niemöller, Prisoner in the Nazi Holocaust (d. 1984)
  • January 18
    • Oliver Hardy, American comedian and actor (d. 1957)
    • Paul Rostock, German surgeon (d. 1956)
  • January 19 - Ólafur Thors, Icelandic politician and five times prime minister (d. 1964)
  • January 28 - Ernst Lubitsch, German-born film director (d. 1947)
  • January 31 - Eddie Cantor, American actor, singer (d. 1964)
  • February 6 - William Parry Murphy, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1987)
  • February 9 - Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1932)
  • February 13 - Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
  • February 15 - James Forrestal, first United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1949)
  • February 18 - Wendell Wilkie, U.S. Presidential candidate (d. 1944)
  • February 22 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, American writer (d. 1950)
  • February 27 - William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)
  • March 10
    • Arthur Honegger, French-born Swiss composer (d. 1955)
    • Gregory La Cava, American director, producer, and writer (d. 1952)
  • March 28 - Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
  • March 30 - Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician (d. 1945)
  • April 6
    • Donald Wills Douglas, American industrialist (d. 1981)
    • Lowell Thomas, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • April 8 - Mary Pickford, Canadian actress and studio founder (d. 1979)
  • April 12 - Johnny Dodds, American jazz clarinettist (d. 1940)
  • April 13 - Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, British (Scottish) inventor of the RADAR (d.December 5, 1973)
  • April 19 - Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (d. 1983)
  • April 28 - Joseph Dunninger, American mentalist (d. 1975)
  • May 2 - Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), German fighter pilot (d. 1918)
  • May 3 - George Paget Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • May 7
    • Archibald MacLeish, American poet (d. 1982)
    • Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia (d. 1980)
  • May 9 - Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • May 11 - Margaret Rutherford, English actress (d. 1972)
  • May 12 - Fritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (d. 1970)
  • May 16 - Manton S. Eddy, U.S. general (d. 1962)
  • May 18 - Ezio Pinza, Italian bass (d. 1957)
  • May 30 - Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
  • May 31 - Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (d. 1968)
  • June 21 - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (d. 1971)
  • June 25 - Katherine K. Davis, American composer (d. 1980)
  • June 26 - Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • June 30 - Oswald Pohl, German SS officer (d. 1951)

July - December

  • July 6 - Willy Coppens, Belgium flying ace from WWI (d. 1986)
  • July 8 - Richard Aldington, English poet (d. 1962)
  • July 11 - Thomas Mitchell, American actor (d. 1962)
  • July 12 - Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • July 23 - Haile Selassie I, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1975)
  • July 26 - Sad Sam Jones, baseball player (d. 1966)
  • July 29 - William Powell, American actor (d. 1984)
  • July 30 - Enes Pasha(Stavro),Turkish and Soviet revolutionary (d. 1975)
  • August 2 - Jack Warner, Canadian film producer (d. 1978)
  • August 8 - Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
  • August 11 - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (d. 1978)
  • August 16 - Louis, 7th duc de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
  • September 4 - Darius Milhaud, French composer (d. 1974)
  • September 5 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (d. 1973)
  • September 6 - Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
  • September 10 - Arthur Compton, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
  • September 12 - Alfred A. Knopf, American publisher (d. 1984)
  • October 7 - Dwain Esper, Director (d. 1982)
  • October 9 - Ivo Andrić, Serbo-Croatian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
  • October 9 - Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)
  • October 23 - Gummo Marx, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)
  • October 28 - Dink Johnson, American jazz musician (d. 1954)
  • October 30 - Charles Atlas, Italian-American strongman and sideshow performer (d. 1972)
  • October 31 - Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess champion (d. 1946)
  • November 5 - J. B. S. Haldane, British geneticist (d. 1964)
  • November 12 - Guo Moruo, Chinese author and poet (d. 1978)
  • November 16 - Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • November 22 - Emma Tillman, briefly the world's oldest living person (d. 2007)
  • December 2 - Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (d. 2002)
  • December 4 - Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (d. 1975)
  • December 5 - Cyril Ring, American film actor (d. 1967)
  • December 6 - Osbert Sitwell, English writer (d. 1969)
  • December 8 - Bert Hinkler, Australian pioneer aviator (d. 1933)
  • December 12 - Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
  • December 21 - Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
  • December 27 - Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)
  • date unknown - Gerald Haxton, secretary and lover of the famous novelist and playwright W. Somerset Maugham (d. 1944)

Deaths

January - June

  • January 14 - Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, second in line for the throne of the United Kingdom (b. 1864)
  • January 21 - John Couch Adams, English astronomer (b. 1819)
  • January 31 - Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (b. 1834)
  • February 5 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)
  • February 27 - Louis Vuitton, world-renowned French fashion designer (b. 1821)
  • March 13 - Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
  • March 16 - Samuel F. Miller, American politician (b. 1827)
  • March 26 - Walt Whitman, American poet (b. 1819)
  • April 4 - José María Castro Madriz, President of Costa Rica (b. 1818)
  • April 19 - Fr. Thomas Pelham Dale SSC, Anglo-Catholic clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (b. 1821)
  • April 22 - Edouard Lalo, French composer (b. 1823)
  • April 25 - William Backhouse Astor, Jr., American businessman (b. 1830)
  • April 26 - Sir Provo William Perry Wallis, British admiral and naval hero
  • May 29 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian founder of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)
  • June 9 - William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)

July - December

  • July 30 - Count Joseph Alexander Hübner, Austrian diplomat (b. 1811)
  • October 12 - Ernest Renan, French philologist and historian (b. 1823)
  • October 23 - Emin Pasha, German doctor and Governor of Equatoria (b. 1840
  • October 24 - Mir-Fatah-Agha, Shiite cleric
  • October 25 - Caroline Harrison, wife of President Benjamin Harrison (b. 1832)
  • December 2 - Jay Gould, American financier (b. 1836)
  • December 6 - Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist (b. 1816)
  • December 11 - William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • date unknown - Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Tibetan teacher (b. 1820)
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