January 1893 in history

January 1893 events chronologically

Jan 6 The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison
Jan 13 The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom holds its first meeting
Jan 13 U.S. Marines land in Honolulu, Hawaii from the USS Boston to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution
Jan 17 The Citizen's Committee of Public Safety, led by Lorrin A. Thurston, overthrows the government of Queen Liliuokalani of the Kingdom of Hawaii
Jan 19 Henrik Ibsen's play The Master Builder receives its premiere performance in Berlin
Jan 21 The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1893

Jan 5 Paramahansa Yogananda an Indian yogi and guru who introduced millions of westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi.
Jan 12 Hermann Göring a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party. A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite, also known as the "Blue Max". He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen, dubbed the "Red Baron"
Jan 12 Alfred Rosenberg an influential ideologue of the Nazi Party. Rosenberg was first introduced to Adolf Hitler by Dietrich Eckart; he later held several important posts in the Nazi government. He is considered one of the main authors of key Nazi ideological creeds, including its racial theory, persecution of the Jews, Lebensraum, abrogation of the Treaty of Versailles, and opposition to "degenerate" modern art. He is known for his rejection of Christianity, having played an important role in the development of Positive Christianity. At Nuremberg he was sentenced to death and executed by hanging as a war criminal and for crimes against humanity
Jan 13 Chaim Soutine a Russian painter of Belarusian Jewish origin. Soutine made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris
Jan 15 Ivor Novello a Welsh composer and actor who became one of the most popular British entertainers of the first half of the 20th century.
Jan 18 Jorge Guillén a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27, as well as a university teacher, scholar and literary critic.
Jan 22 Conrad Veidt a German actor best remembered for his roles in films such as The Cabinet of Caligari , The Man Who Laughs , The Thief of Bagdad and Casablanca. After a successful career in German silent film, where he was one of the best paid stars of Ufa, he left Germany in 1933 with his new Jewish wife after the Nazis came to power. They settled in the United Kingdom, where he participated in a number of films before emigrating to the United States around 1941

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1893

Jan 7 Joseph Stefan a Carinthian Slovene physicist, mathematician, and poet of Austrian citizenship.
Jan 11 Benjamin Butler (politician) a Major General in the Union Army, a American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and later served as the 33rd Governor of Massachusetts.
Jan 15 Fanny Kemble a notable British actress from a theatre family in the early and mid-nineteenth century. She was also a well-known and popular writer, whose published works included plays, poetry, eleven volumes of memoirs, travel writing and works about the theatre. In 1834 she married an American, Pierce Mease Butler, heir to cotton, tobacco and rice plantations on the Sea Islands of Georgia, and to the hundreds of slaves who worked them
Jan 17 Rutherford B. Hayes the 19th President of the United States. As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War and Reconstruction
Jan 23 José Zorrilla a Spanish Romantic poet and dramatist.
Jan 26 Abner Doubleday a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George Meade caused lasting enmity between the two men. In San Francisco, after the war, he obtained a patent on the cable car railway that still runs there. In his final years in New Jersey, he was a prominent member and later president of the Theosophical Society. Doubleday is often mistakenly credited with inventing baseball
Jan 27 James G. Blaine an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the United States House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the House from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. He twice served as United States Secretary of State and unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for President in 1876 and 1880 before being nominated in 1884. In the general election, he was narrowly defeated by Democrat Grover Cleveland. Blaine was one of the late 19th century's leading Republicans and champion of the moderate reformist faction of the party known as the "Half-Breeds"