1894 in History – What happened in year 1894

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

In history, year 1894 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 1894.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1894 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
30 aprilA crowd of workers unemployed due to the Panic of 1893 conducted the first significant popular protest march on Washington, D.C.
11 mayIn response to a 28 percent wage cut, 4,000 Pullman Palace CarCompany workers went on a strike in Illinois, bringing traffic west ofChicago to a halt.
21 mayThe Manchester Ship Canal, linking Greater Manchester in NorthWest England to the Irish Sea, officially opened, becoming the largestnavigation canal in the world at the time.
06 juneColorado Governor Davis Hanson Waite ordered his state militiato protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners'strike.
23 juneThe International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organisation. Today its membership consists of 100 active members, 32 honorary members, and 1 honour member. The IOC is the supreme authority of the worldwide modern Olympic movement.
23 juneLed by French historian Pierre de Coubertin, an international congress at the Sorbonne in Paris founded the International Olympic Committee to reinstate the ancient Olympic Games.
30 juneLondon's Tower Bridge, a combined bascule and suspension bridgeover the River Thames, opened.
22 julyDespite finishing in first place in the world's first autorace, Jules-Albert de Dion did not win, as his steam-powered car wasagainst the rules.
15 octoberAlfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer in the Frenchmilitary, was wrongly arrested for treason.
21 novemberFirst Sino-Japanese War: After capturing the city of Lüshunkou, the Japanese Second Army killed more than 1,000 Chinese servicemen and civilians.
23 JuneThe establishment of the International Olympic Committee at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
15 SeptemberJapan defeated China in the Battle of Pyongyang on this day itself.
26 NovemberGerman mathematician and physicist Henry Rodlak Hertz died at the age of 37.
10 AugustFourth President of India VV Giri was born.
24 DecemberThe first medical conference was held in Calcutta.
01 JanuaryRenowned scientist Satyendra Nath Bose was born in Kolkata.
20 JanuaryGerman inventor and music expert Odolf Sachs died at the age of 75.
25 FebruaryReligious leader Meher Baba was born in Pune.
04 MarchMore than 1000 houses were destroyed in the horrific fire in Shanghai.
08 AprilBankim Chandra Chatterjee, the famous Bengali poet and author of Vande Mataram, died in Calcutta Now Kolkata.
01 JanuaryThe Amateur Athletic Association of South Africa was established in Johannesburg.
17 FebruaryAmerican outlaw John Wesley Hardin was released from prison.
12 MarchCoca-Cola began to be sold in bottles for the first time.
16 AprilManchester City Football Club was formed in England.
18 JuneThe first was the Rosenberry Uganda declared a British patronage.
16 JulyTreaty of Aoki-Kimberley; Japan and England signed the treaty.
26 AugustNetherlands Social Democratic Workers Party SDAP) was established.
10 SeptemberLondon taxi driver George Smith was fined for drunk driving for the first time.
15 OctoberCaptain Alfred Dreyfus was arrested in France on charges of espionage.
10 NovemberFred Lugard signed a contract with "Obsalamu " of King Lafia Nikki.


Famous birthdays in the year 1894:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberAfrânio Pompílio Gastos do Amaral / Herpetologist / Brazil
03 OctoberWalter Warlimont / General / Germany
03 NovemberWilliam George Barker / Pilot / Canada
03 OctoberElmer Robinson / Politician / United States of America
05 NovemberBeardsley Ruml / Economist / United States of America
05 March Henry Daniell / Actor / United States of America
06 February Eric Partridge / Academic / United Kingdom
12 January Georges Carpentier / Actor / France
14 March Osa Johnson / Director / United States of America
14 February Jack Benny / Actor / United States of America
17 JulyGeorges Lemaître / Astronomer / Belgium
17 DecemberWim Schermerhorn / Engineer / Netherlands
18 OctoberH. L. Davis / Poet / United States of America
20 OctoberOlive Thomas / Actress / United States of America
22 SeptemberElisabeth Rethberg / Singer / Germany
24 SeptemberBilly Bletcher / Actor / United States of America
26 March Viorica Ursuleac / Actress / Romania
27 JulyMientje Kling / Actress / Netherlands
27 March René Fonck / Pilot / France
29 MayJosef von Sternberg / Producer / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1894:

YearName / Profession / Country
25 February Meher Baba / Spiritual Leader / India
10 AugustVarahagiri Venkata Giri / Politician / India
01 JanuarySatyendra Nath Basu / Scientist / India
10 OctoberSudhi Ranjan Das / Lawyer / India
01 January Satyendra Nath Bose / Mathematician / India
21 February Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar / Academic / India
21 FebruaryShanti Swaroop Bhatnagar / Scientist / India
01 DecemberBhim Sen Sachar / Politician / India
20 MayChandrashekarendra Saraswati / Scholar / India
10 AugustV. V. Giri / Politician / India
10 FebruaryHarold Mc Millon / Politician / India
10 AugustV. V. Giri / Politician / India
05 DecemberHirallli Chenniah Dasappa / Politician / India
01 JanuarySatyendra Nath Bose / Physicist / India
10 AugustVarahagiri Venkata Giri / Politician / India
03 DecemberDeiva Zivarattinam / Politician / India
23 January Jyotirmoyee Devi / Author / India
25 NovemberDeep Narayan Singh / Politician / India
24 OctoberBibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay / Poet / India
10 January Pingali Lakshmikantam / Poet / India
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