Historical Events For Year 1893

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January 2, 1893

Railroad chronometers are introduced in North America by Webb C. Ball, later becoming a general railroad timepiece standard.
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January 13, 1893

The first meeting of the Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom is held. Read More

February 1, 1893

Construction of the first motion picture studio is finished in West Orange, New Jersey by Thomas Edison.
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February 23, 1893

A patent is granted to Rudolf Diesel for the diesel engine. Read More

February 24, 1893

An Act of Congress in Washington, D.C. establishes the American University. Read More

March 4, 1893

Grover Cleveland succeeds Benjamin Harrison as President of the United States. Read More

April 1, 1893

The United States Navy establishes the Chief Petty Officer rank. Read More

April 6, 1893

The dedication of the Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City takes place after 40 years of construction.
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May, 1893

The establishment of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland takes place. Read More

May 1, 1893

The opening of the World's Columbian Exposition to the public takes place in Chicago. Read More

May 5, 1893

A depression is started by a New York Stock Exchange crash. Read More

May 10, 1893

Tomatoes are legally declared as being a vegetable by the United States Supreme Court. Read More

June 7, 1893

The fist civil act of disobedience is committed by Gandhi in India. Read More

July 25, 1893

The Corinth Canal is completed in Greece. Read More

August 15, 1893

The Baale of Ibadan signs a treaty with the British acting Governor of Lagos, making Ibadan a British Protectorate.
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September 1, 1893

The British Parliament rejects the Government of Ireland Bill presented by William Ewart Gladstone intending to give Ireland a self-government.
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September 11, 1893

The first meeting of the World Parliament of Religions takes place in Chicago. Read More

September 19, 1893

The first country to grant women the right to vote is New Zealand. Read More

September 21, 1893

The first gasoline-powered motorcar to be taken on public roads in America is driven by Charles and Frank Duryea.
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September 27, 1893

The first meeting of the World Parliament of Religions closes in Chicago. Read More

October 10, 1893

Paris is home to the first car number plates. Read More

October 23, 1893

The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization is established with the intention of liberating Macedonia from the Ottoman Turks.
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November 7, 1893

Women in Colorado are granted the right to vote. Read More

December 20, 1893

The incorporation of Evergreen Park, Illinois takes place. Read More

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