1893 in the United Kingdom
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Events from the year 1893 in the United Kingdom.
- 13 January — The Independent Labour Party has its first meeting, in Bradford under chairman Keir Hardie.
- 10 March — Government takes control of Uganda from the British East Africa Company.
- 10 May — Colony of Natal given self-governing status.
- 6 June — Wedding of Prince George, Duke of York, and Princess Mary of Teck.
- 13 June — The first British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship held at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.
- 22 June — HMS Victoria, flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet, collides with HMS Camperdown and sinks in 10 minutes, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon going down with it.
- 29 June — Unveiling of the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain (with its statue of Anteros), designed by Alfred Gilbert, at Piccadilly Circus in London.
- 4 July — An underground explosion at Combs Pit, Thornhill, West Yorkshire, kills 135.
- 12 July — Dundee football club, is formed.
- 10 August — Preston enters the UK Weather Records with the highest 5-minute total rainfall of 32 mm. As of August 2010 this record remains.
- 7 September — Featherstone 'Massacre': troops fire on locked-out coal miners, killing two.
- 28 October — The Royal Navy's first destroyer, HMS Havock, undergoes sea trials.
- 30 November — University of Wales incorporated by Royal charter.
- December — Arthur Conan Doyle surprises the reading public by revealing in the story The Adventure of the Final Problem, published in this month's Strand Magazine, that his character Sherlock Holmes had apparently died at the Reichenbach Falls on 4 May 1891.
- 16 December — Establishment, in Yorkshire, of the Brontë Society, possibly the oldest literary society of this nature, dedicated to establishing what will become the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
- Elementary Education (School Attendance) Act leads to raising of school leaving age in England and Wales to eleven.
- W. Britain invents a process of producing hollow cast lead toy soldiers.
- The village of Bermuda, Warwickshire, is built.
- Isinglass wins the English Triple Crown by finishing first in the Epsom Derby, 2,000 Guineas and St Leger.
- Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Refugees.
- Beatrice Harraden's novel Ships That Pass in the Night.
- Stanley J. Weyman's novel A Gentleman of France.
- 15 January — Ivor Novello, actor and musician (died 1951)
- 5 February — W. E. Johns, writer, creator of Biggles (died 1968)
- 3 March — Ivon Hitchens, painter (died 1979)
- 18 March — Wilfred Owen, soldier and poet (died 1918)
- 3 April — Leslie Howard, actor (died 1943)
- 9 April — Victor Gollancz, publisher (died 1967)
- 13 June — Dorothy L. Sayers, author (d. 1957)
- 9 July — George Geary, cricketer (died 1981)
- 20 July — George Llewelyn-Davies, one of the 'Lost Boys' who inspired Peter Pan (died 1915)
- 7 September — Leslie Hore-Belisha, statesman after whom Belisha beacons are named (died 1957)
- 15 October — Saunders Lewis, Welsh nationalist poet, dramatist and critic (d. 1985)
- 2 January — John Obadiah Westwood, entomologist (born 1805)
- 15 January — Fanny Kemble, actress (born 1809)
- 23 January — William Price, doctor (born 1800)
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 320–321. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- "The Shaftesbury Memorial, Piccadilly-Circus". The Times (33991) (London). 30 June 1893. p. 11.
- "Featherstone 'Massacre' — 7th September 1893". Wakefield Council. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
- Lemon, Charles (1993). A Centenary History of the Brontë Society 1893–1993. Haworth: Brontë Society. p. 3.
- Berry, George (1970). Discovering Schools. Tring: Shire Publications. ISBN 0-85263-091-3.
- "Britains". Bethnal Green: Museum of Childhood. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
- Leavis, Q.D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (2nd ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.