1894 in History – What happened in year 1894

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.

Know what happened in 1894:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
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.
23 JuneLed by French historian Pierre de Coubertin, an internationalcongress at the Sorbonne in Paris founded the International OlympicCommittee to reinstate the ancient Olympic Games.
30 AprilA crowd of workers unemployed due to the Panic of 1893 conducted the first significant popular protest march on Washington, D.C.
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.
06 JuneColorado Governor Davis Hanson Waite ordered his state militiato protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners'strike.
30 JuneLondon's Tower Bridge (pictured), a combined bascule andsuspension bridge over the River Thames, opened.
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.
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.
06 JuneColorado Governor Davis Hanson Waite ordered his state militiato protect and support the miners engaged in the Cripple Creek miners'strike.
23 JuneLed by French historian Pierre de Coubertin, an internationalcongress at the Sorbonne in Paris founded the International OlympicCommittee to reinstate the ancient Olympic Games.
30 JuneLondon's Tower Bridge, a combined bascule and suspension bridgeover the River Thames, opened.
21 MayThe Manchester Ship Canal, linking Greater Manchester in North West England to the Irish Sea, officially opened, becoming the largest navigation canal in the world at the time.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1894:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February John Ford / Producer / United States of America
03 NovemberWilliam George Barker / Pilot / Canada
04 January Manuel de Abreu / Poet / Brazil
05 JulyAnts Lauter / Actor / Estonia
06 February Eric Partridge / Academic / United Kingdom
08 January Maximilian Kolbe / Saint / Poland
08 SeptemberJohn Samuel Bourque / Politician / Canada
09 SeptemberHumphrey Mitchell / Politician / Canada
12 SeptemberKyuichi Tokuda / Politician / Japan
13 JuneLeo Kanner / Physician / United States of America
13 AprilArthur Fadden / Politician / Australia
15 AprilBessie Smith / Actress / United States of America
17 DecemberArthur Fiedler / Conductor / United States of America
18 January Toots Mondt / Wrestler / United States of America
21 AugustChristian Schad / Painter / Germany
23 JulyArthur Treacher / Actor / United States of America
24 SeptemberBilly Bletcher / Actor / United States of America
27 NovemberKonosuke Matsushita / Business Man / Japan
27 OctoberFritz Sauckel / Politician / Germany
30 MayHubertus van Mook / Politician / Netherlands

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1894:

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

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