Book - 1893

Times Newspapers - 1893
Times Newspapers
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Events 1893

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.