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 (R-Indiana) (until March 4), Grover Cleveland (D-New York) (starting March 4)
- Vice President: Levi P. Morton (R-New York) (until March 4), Adlai E. Stevenson I (D-Illinois) (starting March 4)
- Chief Justice: Melville Fuller (Illinois)
- 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.
- February 28 – USS Indiana, the lead ship of her class and the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to foreign battleships of this time, is launched at Philadelphia; she is commissioned in 1895.
- 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 U.S. 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, United States of America. The first U.S. 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 7 – Finley Peter Dunne introduces his character Mr. Dooley in the Chicago Evening Post.
- October 11 – Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire is officially dedicated.
- November 7 – Colorado women are granted the right to vote.
- Sisters Patty and Mildred J. Hill publish Song Stories for the Kindergarten including "Good Morning to All", which later becomes known as "Happy Birthday to You".
- 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 B. 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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