1892 events in history

Jan 1 Ellis Island opens to begin processing immigrants into the United States
Jan 15 James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball
Feb 29 St. Petersburg, Florida is incorporated
Mar 15 Liverpool F.C. is founded
Mar 18 Former Governor General Lord Stanley pledges to donate a silver challenge cup, later named after him, as an award for the best hockey team in Canada the Stanley Cup
Apr 15 The General Electric Company is formed. RMS Titanic disaster
Apr 19 Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts
May 28 In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club
Jun 6 The Chicago 'L' commuter rail system begins operation
Jun 7 Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game
Jun 7 Homer Plessy is arrested for refusing to leave his seat in the "whites-only" car of a train; he lost the resulting court case, Plessy v. Ferguson
Jun 11 The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia
Jun 30 The Homestead Strike begins near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jul 4 Western Samoa changes the International Date Line, so that year it had 367 days, with two occurrences of Monday, July 4
Jul 6 Three thousand eight hundred striking steelworkers engage in a day-long battle with Pinkerton agents during the Homestead Strike, leaving ten dead and dozens wounded
Jul 6 Dadabhai Naoroji is elected as the first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain
Jul 7 Katipunan: the Revolutionary Philippine Brotherhood is established, contributing to the fall of the Spanish Empire in Asia
Jul 8 St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada is devastated in the Great Fire of 1892
Aug 4 The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home
Aug 9 Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph
Sep 8 The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited
Sep 28 The first night game for American football takes place in a contest between Wyoming Seminary and Mansfield State Normal
Oct 12 The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited by students in many US public schools, as part of a celebration marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus's voyage
Oct 13 Edward Emerson Barnard discovers D/1892 T1, the first comet discovered by photographic means, on the night of October 13–14
Oct 21 Opening ceremonies for the World's Columbian Exposition are held in Chicago, though because construction was behind schedule, the exposition did not open until May 1, 1893
Nov 8 The New Orleans general strike begins, uniting black and white American trade unionists in a successful four-day general strike action for the first time
Nov 12 William "Pudge" Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association
Dec 17 First issue of Vogue is published
Dec 18 Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia