< MDCCCXCII = 1892 >
Events in 1892
|2 January:|| ||George Biddell Airy, English mathematician and astronomer who in 1851 established the prime meridian that would become the worldwide standard in 1884, dies in Greenwich at age 90.|
|3 January:|| ||J.R.R. Tolkien, English writer, is born in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.|
|13 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 12 days.|
|30 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rabbit makes room for the Year of the Dragon.|
|23 February:|| ||German engineer Diesel patents the prototype of a diesel engine.|
|18 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1309 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|17 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|17 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|2 May:|| ||Manfred von Richthofen, German fighter pilot, is born in Breslau.|
|7 May:|| ||Tito, Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman, is born Josip Broz in the village of Kumrovec in northern Croatia.|
|29 May:|| ||Bahá-’u-’lláh, founder of the Bahá-’í faith, dies in Akká in Palestine at age 60.|
|5 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|24 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|4 July:|| ||Samoa moves the International Date Line westward to simplify trade with America, celebrating two Fourth of July's as diplomatic flattery.|
|23 July:|| ||Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, is born in Ejersa Goro.|
|9 Augustus:|| ||Edison receives US Patent 480567 for the duplex telegraph.|
|1 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|6 October:|| ||Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom of the Victorian Age, dies in Haslemere at age 55.|
|4 December:|| ||Francisco Franco, Spanish general and head of state, is born in Ferrol, Galicia.|
|6 December:|| ||Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist, dies in Berlin at age 75.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1892
Hormuzd Rassam, Giuseppe Verdi, Ludwig Schläfli, Otto von Bismarck, Alexandrina Victoria, Louis Pasteur, Anton Bruckner, Lord Kelvin, Jules Verne, Leo Tolstoy, Henrik Ibsen, Guido Gezelle, Lewis Carroll, Johannes Brahms, Alfred Nobel, Dmitri Mendeleev, Elisha Gray, Camille Saint-Saëns, Piet Paaltjens, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Clemens, Norman Lockyer, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Ernst Mach, John D. Rockefeller, Aleksandr Stoletov, Paul Cézanne, Émile Zola, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Antonín Dvořák, Edvard Grieg, William McKinley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Gabriel Fauré, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alexander Graham Bell, Joseph Pulitzer, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, William Ramsay, Meiji the Great, Henri Becquerel, Antoni Gaudí, Jacobus van 't Hoff, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Oscar Wilde, Auguste Verneuil, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, George Hendrik Breitner, Heinrich Hertz, Rudolf Diesel, Charles Eastman, Giacomo Puccini, Max Planck, Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Gustav Mahler, Paul Nipkow, Anton Chekhov, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Rudolf Steiner, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Alois Alzheimer, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herman Gorter, Sun Yat-sen, Marie Curie, Wilbur Wright, Masaoka Shiki, Maxim Gorky, Nicholas II, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Vladimir Lenin, Marcel Proust, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Franz Kafka, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz and James Chadwick celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1892 was a leap year starting on a Friday, just like 1796, 1808, 1836 and 1864 in the century before it and 1904, 1932, 1960 and 1988 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
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