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1893 Historical Event(s)
- January 13, 1893 – U.S. Marines land in Honolulu from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
- January 21, 1893 – The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.
- February 28, 1893 – The USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of the time, is launched.
- March 1, 1893 – Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri.
- June 7, 1893 – Mohandas Gandhi’s first act of civil disobedience.
- June 20, 1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
- September 7, 1893 – The Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club, to become one of the oldest Italian football clubs, is established by British expats.
- September 20, 1893 – Charles Duryea and his brother road-test the first American-made gasoline-powered automobile.
- November 12, 1893 – The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan; the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two nations.
Who Were Born On 1893?
- January 16, 1893 – Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
- February 8, 1893 – Ba Maw, Burmese politician (d. 1977)
- February 12, 1893 – Omar Bradley, American general, the last surviving five-star general in the United States and the 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (d. 1981)
- March 28, 1893 – Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)
- April 30, 1893 – Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister (d. 1946)
- July 19, 1893 – Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1930)
- September 24, 1893 – Blind Lemon Jefferson, blues singer and guitarist from Texas (d. 1929)
- October 18, 1893 – George Ohsawa, Japanese philosopher (d. 1966)
- November 6, 1893 – Edsel Ford, American automotive executive (d. 1943)
- December 24, 1893 – Ruth Chatterton, American actress (d. 1961)