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
07 OctoberDel Lord / Actor / United States of America
08 January Maximilian Kolbe / Saint / Poland
08 February King Vidor / Producer / United States of America
10 MayDimitri Tiomkin / Composer / Ukraine
12 AprilFrancisco Craveiro Lopes / Politician / Portugal
12 January Georges Carpentier / Actor / France
14 February Jack Benny / Actor / United States of America
14 DecemberAlexander Nelke / Painter / United States of America
14 JulyDave Fleischer / Director / United States of America
15 JuneNikolai Chebotaryov / Mathematician / Ukraine
15 AprilBessie Smith / Actress / United States of America
18 OctoberH. L. Davis / Poet / United States of America
18 OctoberTibor Déry / Author / Hungary
18 January Toots Mondt / Wrestler / United States of America
24 DecemberGeorges Guynemer / Pilot / France
25 JulyWalter Brennan / Actor / United States of America
27 OctoberAgda Helin / Actress / Sweden
27 OctoberOliver Leese / General / United Kingdom
28 AugustKarl Böhm / Conductor / Austria
29 MayBeatrice Lillie / Actress / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1894:

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

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