1893 in the United States
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|1893 in the United States|
|Years:||1890 1891 1892 – 1893 – 1894 1895 1896|
44 stars (1891–96)
Events from the year 1893 in the United States.
- President: Benjamin Harrison (Republican) (until March 4), Grover Cleveland (Democratic) (starting March 4)
- Vice President: Levi P. Morton (Republican) (until March 4), Adlai E. Stevenson I (Democratic) (starting March 4)
- Chief Justice: Melville Fuller
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Charles Frederick Crisp (D-Georgia)
- Congress: 52nd (until March 4), 53rd (starting March 4)
- January 2 – Webb C. Ball introduces railroad chronometers, which become the general railroad timepiece standards in North America.
- January 17 – The U.S. Marines intervene in Hawaii, resulting in overthrow of the government of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii.
- January 21 – The Cherry Sisters first perform in Marion, Iowa.
- February 1 – Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
- February 24 – American University is established by an Act of Congress in Washington, D.C.
- March 4 – President of the United States Benjamin Harrison is succeeded by Grover Cleveland.
- April 1 – The rank of Chief Petty Officer is established in the United States Navy.
- April 8 – The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania between the Geneva College Covenanters and the New Brighton YMCA.
- May 1 – The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, opens to the public in Chicago, USA. The first United States commemorative postage stamps are issued for the Exposition.
- May 5 – Panic of 1893: A crash on the New York Stock Exchange starts a depression.
- May 9 – Edison's 1½ inch system of Kinetoscope is first demonstrated in public at the Brooklyn Institute.
- July 1 – U.S. President Grover Cleveland has a secret operation to remove cancer in his mouth.
- July 6 – The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa is nearly destroyed by a tornado; 71 people are killed and 200 injured.
- July 12 – Frederick Jackson Turner gives a lecture titled "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" before the American Historical Association in Chicago.
- August 27 – The Sea Islands Hurricane hits Savannah, Charleston, and the Sea Islands, killing 1,000–2,000.
- September 11–27 – The World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
- September 11 – Standing ovation to Hindu monk Swami Vivekanda for his address in Response to the welcome at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
- September 19 – Swami Vivekananda delivers an inspiring speech on his paper at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
- September 21 – Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea drive the first gasoline-powered motorcar in America on public roads in Springfield, Massachusetts.
- September 23 – The Bahá'í Faith is first publicly mentioned in the United States at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
- October 11 – Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire is officially dedicated.
- November 7 – Colorado women are granted the right to vote.
- The American National Sculpture Society (NSS) is founded.
- T.M.I.: The Episcopal School of Texas is founded.
- Colored High becomes the first African American high school in Houston, Texas; its name is later changed to Booker T. Washington High School.
- Evergreen Park, Illinois is founded.
- The American Council on Alcohol Problems is established, along with the Anti-Saloon League and the Committee of Fifty for the Study of the Liquor Problem.
- American Temperance University is opened.
- Garza Revolution in Texas and Mexico from 1891 to 1893.
- Gilded Age (1869–c. 1896)
- Gay Nineties (1890–1899)
- Progressive Era (1890s–1920s)
- Panic of 1893 (1893–1894)
- January 18 – Thomas E. Martin, United States Senator from Iowa from 1955 till 1961. (died 1971)
- January 23 – Frank Carlson, United States Senator from Kansas from 1950 till 1969. (died 1987)
- March 27 – G. Lloyd Spencer, United States Senator from Arkansas from 1941 till 1943. (died 1981)
- August 20 – Robert Humphreys, United States Senator from Kentucky in 1956. (died 1977)
- August 30 – Huey Long, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1932 till 1935. (died 1935)
- August 31 – Raymond E. Baldwin, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1946 till 1949. (died 1986)
- September 6 – John W. Bricker, United States Senator from Ohio from 1947 to 1959. (died 1986)
- January 17 – Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States from 1877 till 1881. (born 1822)
- January 27 – James G. Blaine, United States Senator from Maine from 1876 till 1881 and United States Secretary of State in 1881 and from 1889 till 1892. (born 1830)
- February 1 – Joseph P. Comegys, United States Senator from Delaware from 1856 till 1857. (born 1813)
- February 19 – George Spencer, United States Senator from Alabama from 1868 till 1879. (born 1836)
- March 2 – Richard M. Bishop, 34th Governor of Ohio from 1878 till 1880. (born 1812)
- March 18 – David H. Armstrong, Canadian-born United States Senator from Missouri from 1877 till 1879. (born 1812)
- March 22 – Eli M. Saulsbury, United States Senator from Delaware from 1871 till 1889. (born 1817)
- April 4 – David Meriwether, United States Senator from Kentucky in 1852. (born 1800)
- June 21 – Leland Stanford, United States Senator from California from 1885 till 1893. (born 1824)
- September 29 – Willis Benson Machen, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1872 till 1873. (born 1810)
- November 11 – Charles Henry Bell, United States Senator from New Hampshire in 1879. (born 1823)
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