January 1 - Japan accepts the Gregorian calendar.
January 13 - The Independent Labor Party of the UK has its first meeting.
January 17 - American sugar planters overthrow the government of Queen Liliuokalani of
February 1 - Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio
(West Orange, New Jersey).
February 21 - Thomas Edison received two U.S. patents. The first was for a "Cut Out for
Incandescent Electric Lamps" and another for a "Stop Device" (No. 491,992-3). Also No.
492,150 for "Process of Coating Conductors for Incandescent Lamps."
February 23 - Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for the diesel engine.
March 4 - End of term for President of the United States Benjamin Harrison. He is
succeeded by Stephen Grover Cleveland.
March 10 - Ivory Coast becomes a French colony.
May 1 - The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition, opens
to the public in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The first United States commemorative postage
stamps were issued for the Exposition.
May 9 - First public demonstration of Edison's 1 1/2" system of Kinetoscope at the
June 6 - Marriage of Prince George, Duke of York and Mary of Teck.
July 11 - Kokichi Mikimoto develops the method to achieve cultured pearls.
July 12 - Frederick Jackson Turner gives his famous lecture entitled "The Significance of
the Frontier in American History" before the American Historical Association in Chicago.
September 11 - Opening meeting of the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
September 27 - Closing meeting of the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
October 30 - The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World Columbian Exposition,
November 7 - Colorado women are granted the right to vote.
Global financial panic (Panic of 1893).
Physicist Wilhelm Wien composes Wien's Law.
France conquers Vietnam.Births
January 5 - Paramahansa Yogananda
, Indian guru.
January 12 - Hermann Göring
, Nazi official (d. 1946).
January 12 - Alfred Rosenberg
, Nazi official (d. 1946).
January 15 - Johanna Krina van den Houten
January 15 - Jacobus Guldemeester
January 15 - Ivor Novello
, actor, musician (d. 1951).
January 22 - Conrad Veidt
, actor (d. 1943).
January 27 - Catharina Maria Trimp
January 28 - Johanna Jacoba van den Houten
February 10 - Jimmy Durante
, actor, singer, comedian, vaudevillean (d. 1980).
February 11 - Johan Alberts
, Dutch literary figure.
February 12 - Omar Bradley
, general (d. 1981).
February 13 - Hubertus Franciscus van den Houten
February 21 - Andrés Segovia
, musician (d. 1987).
February 27 - Adriana Kwaak
March 3 - Beatrice Wood
March 10 - Aart Sander Verburgh
March 26 - James Bryan Conant
, chemist and politician (d. 1978).
March 31 - Johanna Bakker
April 3 - Leslie Howard
, actor (d. 1943).
April 7 - Allen Dulles
, director of the Central Intelligence Agency (d. 1969).
April 9 - Victor Gollancz
, British publisher (d. 1967).
April 23 - Geertje Wijnveldt
May 3 - Konstantine Gamsakhurdia
, Georgian writer and public benefactor (d. 1975).
May 6 - Lodewijk Gerhardus van Kamp
June 2 - Aaron Troast
June 9 - Pieter Konstant Dalebout
June 24 - Roy Oliver Disney
, older brother and business partner of Walter Elias Disney.
June 26 - Big Bill Broonzy
July 3 - Mississippi John Hurt
July 14 - Hendrik Nieuwhof
July 18 - Simon de Wit
August 30 - Huey Long
, Louisiana governor and senator.
September 5 - Paulina van den Houten
September 13 - Larry Shields
, jazz musician (d. 1953).
October 1 - Marianne Brandt
, industrial designer and Bauhaus participant.
October 10 - Leendert Kleijn
October 15 - King Carol II
October 19 - Pieter de Bruijn
October 26 - Tona van den Houten
October 28 - Neeltje van den Houten
November 8 - Clarence Williams
, jazz musician (d. 1965).
November 20 - Adriana van den Houten
November 24 - Cornelia Anna van den Berg
December 3 - Maatje Slabbekoorn
December 21 - Johanna Maria Krouwer
December 26 - Mao Zedong
, Chinese leader.
December 27 - Casparina Lokker
.Clement Martyn Doke
(1893-1980) South African linguist.Blind Blake
- influential blues singer.Deaths
January 2 - John Obadiah Westwood
, British entomologist.
January 7 - Jo?ef Stefan
, Slovene physicist, mathematician and poet (* 1835).
January 17 - Rutherford B. Hayes
, 19th President of the United States.
January 23 - Lucius Lamar
, United States Supreme Court justice.
February 20 - P.G.T. Beauregard
, Confederate general.
March 30 - Jane Sym-Mackenzie
, First Lady of Canada.
May 19 - Jan van den Houten
May 26 - Joannes (Jan) Boslooper
June 29 - Adriaan van Dijke
August 27 - Neeltje van den Houten
September 1 - Jacoba van den Houten
October 6 - Wilhelmus de Voogd
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