Decades: 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s - 1890s - 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
Years: 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 - 1897 - 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902
January 1 - Brooklyn, New York merges with New York City
January 4 - A British force is ambushed by Chief Ologbosheri, son-in-law of the Oba of Benin. This leads to a Punitive Expedition against Benin.
February 2 - The Pennsylvania state capitol is destroyed by fire.
February 18- Benin is put to the torch by the Punitive Expedition.
March 4 - Stephen Grover Cleveland is succeeded as President of the United States by William McKinley.
April 5 - "Ordinance of April 5," equalizing German and Czech in Bohemia signed in Austria-Hungary, see Kasimir Felix Graf von Badeni
April 27 - Grant's Tomb is dedicated.
May 19 - Oscar Wilde is released from prison.
July 17 - Klondike gold rush begins when first successful prospectors arrive in Seattle.
July 25 - Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.
August 29 - First Zionist Congress convenes in Basel, Switzerland.
September 1 - The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
December 28 - The play Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, premieres in Paris.
December 30 - Natal annexes Zululand
France allows women to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts
January 3 - Pola Negri, actress (+ 1987)
January 3 - Marion Davies, actress (+ 1961)
January 23 - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, architect (+ 2000)
February 4 - Ludwig Erhard, politician.
February 10 - John F. Enders, scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 (+ 1985)
February 10 - Dame Judith Anderson, actress (+ 1992)
February 11 - Yves de La Casiniere, composer.
March 4 - Lefty O'Doul, baseball star, restauranteur (+ 1969)
March 5 - Soong May-ling aka Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
March 24 - Wilhelm Reich, psychotherapist (+ 1957)
March 27 - Gloria Swanson, actress (+ 1983)
March 28 - Sepp Herberger, football coach (+ 1977)
April 7 - Walter Winchell, broadcaster, journalist (+ 1972)
April 26 - Olga Tschechowa, actress (+ 1980)
April 26 - Douglas Sirk, director (+ 1987)
August 2 - Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (+ 1974)
May 18 - Frank Capra, producer, director, writer (+ 1991)
May 19 - Frank Luke, World War I fighter ace (+ 1918)
June 13 - Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner.
July 11 - Blind Lemon Jefferson
July 24 - Amelia Earhart, aviator
August 28 - Charles Boyer, actor
September 8 - Jimmie Rodgers
September 12 - Irene Joliot-Curie, scientist
September 23 - Walter Pidgeon, actor (+ 1984)
September 25 - William Faulkner, novelist
April 3 - Johannes Brahms, composer
Obtober 27- Her Royal Highness Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, mother of Queen Mary
October 29 - Henry George, economist
Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie - traveler
Thomson discovers the electron.\n