1892 in History – What happened in year 1892

✅ Published on April 6th, 2009 in 19th Century in History

In history, year 1892 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1892.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1892 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 januaryThe immigration station on Ellis Island in New York Harbor Opened, and would, over the course of its existence, process twelve million immigrants to the United States.
15 marchLiverpool F.C., one of England's most successful footballclubs, was founded.
18 marchCanadian Governor General Lord Stanley of Preston pledged to donate what would become the Stanley Cup, today the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, as an award for Canada's top-ranking amateur ice hockey club.
18 marchLord Stanley of Preston pledged to donate an award for Canada'stop-ranked amateur ice hockey club, now known as the Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America.
28 mayAided by a group of professors from the University ofCalifornia, Berkeley and Stanford University, preservationist John Muirfounded the environmental organization Sierra Club in San Francisco.
06 juneThe 'L' train of Chicago, the secondlongest rapid transit system in total track mileage in the UnitedStates, began operations.
07 juneHomer Plessy, an 'octoroon' from New Orleans, was arrested forrefusing to leave the 'whites-only' car on a train.
06 julyDadabhai Naoroji became the first Indian to be elected in British Parliament. He was a parsi intellectual who became the social reformer. He was actually one of the biggest cotton traders from India. He played a major role in Indian independence struggle.
06 julyDuring a steelworkers' strike in Homestead, Pennsylvania, aday-long battle between strikers and Pinkerton agents resulted in tendeaths and dozens of people wounded.
07 julyThe Philippine revolutionary secret society Katipunan was founded by anti-Spanish Filipinos in Manila.
24 augustGoodison Park in Liverpool, England, one of the world's firstpurpose-built football grounds, opened.
12 octoberThe Pledge of Allegiance of the United States was first used inpublic schools to coincide with the opening of the World's ColumbianExposition in Chicago, Illinois.
08 novemberDespite racial divisions, black and white union members unitedin a general strike in New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
12 novemberWilliam Heffelfinger was paid $525 by the Allegheny AthleticAssociation, becoming the first professional American football player onrecord.
18 decemberThe first performance of the fairy-tale ballet The Nutcracker was held at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
22 MayDoctor Washington Scheffield invented the tube for toothpaste.
28 SeptemberThe first night of football was played.
13 OctoberEdward Emerson Bernard first discovered the tail star, called D-1892T1, through photographs.
23 NovemberBelgium defeated Arabia in the Battle of Lomani Congo. About 3000 people died in the war.
20 JanuaryBasketball was played for the first time.
11 JanuaryHawaii Historical Society was established.
02 FebruaryJohnny Briggs scored hat-trick England vs Australia.
15 MarchJessie W. Reno invented the first escalator.
15 AprilThe General Electric Company was established in New York.
28 MayJohn Muir Sierra Club organized in San Francisco.
07 JuneThe Republican convention began in Minneapolis.
06 JulyDadabhai Naoroji was elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain.
03 AugustThe first electric light bulb in Bulgaria was used at the Plovdiv Fair.
16 SeptemberThe first woman took admission to Yale University to graduate.
01 OctoberUniversity of Chicago ICT placed in first grade.


Famous birthdays in the year 1892:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 January J.R.R. Tolkien / Poet / United Kingdom
05 January Agnes von Kurowsky / Nurse / United States of America
06 February William P. Murphy / Physician / United States of America
07 MayJosip Broz Tito / Politician / Yugoslavia
08 AprilMary Pickford / Actress / United States of America
09 February Peggy Wood / Actress / United States of America
12 MayFritz Kortner / Actor / Austria
12 JuneDjuna Barnes / Journalist / United States of America
13 AprilRobert Watson-Watt / Engineer / Scotland
13 March Janet Flanner / Author / United States of America
14 SeptemberLaurence W. Allen / Pilot / United Kingdom
15 AugustLouis de Broglie / Academic / France
18 AprilEugene Houdry / Engineer / United States of America
19 March Ado Vabbe / Painter / Estonia
22 AprilVernon Johns / Activist / United States of America
22 DecemberHerman Potočnik / Engineer / Austria
25 AprilMaud Hart Lovelace / Author / United States of America
28 OctoberDink Johnson / Drummer / United States of America
29 February Augusta Savage / Sculptor / United States of America
30 JunePierre Blanchar / Actor / Algeria

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1892:

YearName / Profession / Country
14 NovemberBirbal Sahni / Scientist / India
01 January Mahadev Desai / Author / India
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