|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:|| 1860s 1870s 1880s - 1890s - 1900s 1910s 1920s
|Years:||1889 1890 1891 - 1892 - 1893 1894 1895|
|1892 in topic:|
|Subjects: Archaeology - Architecture -|
|Art - Literature (Poetry) - Music - Science|
|Sports - Rail Transport|
|Countries: Australia - Canada - France - Germany - Ireland - Mexico - New Zealand - Norway - South Africa - UK - USA|
|Leaders: State leaders - Colonial governors|
|Category: Establishments - Disestablishments|
|Births - Marriages - Deaths
Events of 1892[edit | edit source]
January - March[edit | edit source]
- January 1 - Ellis Island begins accepting immigrants to the United States.
- January 15 - James Naismith publishes the rules for basketball.
- January 20 - At the YMCA in Springfield, the first official basketball game is played.
- February 12 - Former President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is declared a national holiday in the United States.
- February 27 - Rudolf Diesel applies for a patent on his compression ignition engine (the Diesel engine).
- March 1 - Theodoros Deligiannis ends his term as Prime Minister of Greece and Konstantinos Konstantopoulos takes office
- March 13 - Ernest Louis, a grandson of Queen Victoria, becomes Grand Duke of Hesse and the Rhine on the death of his father, Grand Duke Louis IV.
- March 15 - Liverpool Football Club founded by John Houlding, the owner of Anfield. Houlding decided to form his own team after Everton left Anfield in an argument over rent.
- March 20 - The first ever French rugby championship final takes place in Paris. Pierre de Coubertin referees the match, which Racing Club de France wins 4-3 over Stade Français.
- March 31 - The world's first fingerprinting bureau formally opened by the Buenos Aires Chief of Police; it had been operating unofficially since the previous year.
April - June[edit | edit source]
- 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,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, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
- June 4 - Abercrombie & Fitch is established by David Abercrombie.
- 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, culminating in a battle between striking workers and private security agents on July 6.
July - September[edit | edit source]
- July 4-18 British general election: Unionist government loses its majority.
- July 6
- 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 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[edit | edit source]
- October 5
- October 21 - 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
- 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.
Undated[edit | edit source]
- The Stanley Cup is donated by Sir Frederick Stanley.
- Pennsauken is incorporated.
- Oil fire rages in Oil City: 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.
Births[edit | edit source]
|Gregorian calendar||1892 |
|Ab urbe condita||2645|
|Armenian calendar||1341 |
|Bahá'í calendar||48 – 49|
|Coptic calendar||1608 – 1609|
|Ethiopian calendar||1884 – 1885|
|Hebrew calendar||5652 – 5653|
|- Vikram Samvat||1947 – 1948|
|- Shaka Samvat||1814 – 1815|
|- Kali Yuga||4993 – 4994|
|Iranian calendar||1270 – 1271|
|Islamic calendar||1309 – 1310|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 2552|
|Thai solar calendar||2435|
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 1
- January 3 - J. R. R. Tolkien, professor and author of The Lord of the Rings (d. 1973)
- January 14
- January 18
- 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 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
- March 28 - Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
- March 30 - Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician (d. 1945)
- April 6
- 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
- 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 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)
July - December[edit | edit source]
- 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)
- 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, 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 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 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)
- See also 1892 births.
Deaths[edit | edit source]
January - June[edit | edit source]
- January 14 - Prince Albert Victor, 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)
- March 13 - Ludwig IV
- 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, 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[edit | edit source]
- 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)
People of the year 1892 at Familypedia
263 people were born in 1892
64 children were born to the 113 women born in 1892
245 people died in 1892
17562 people lived in 1892
Events of the year 1892 at Familypedia
188 people were married in 1892.
There were 0 military battles in 1892.
- See also 1892 deaths.
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