Book - 1892

Times Newspapers - 1892
Times Newspapers
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Events 1892

14 January – Death of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, second in line to the throne. Next in line is his younger brother Prince George (later George V).

15 March – Liverpool Football Club founded by John Houlding, the owner of Anfield, who decided to form his own team after previous tenants Everton left Anfield in an argument over rent.

19 May – British troops defeat Ijebu infantry at the battle of Yemoja river, in modern-day Nigeria, using a maxim gun.

22 May – British conquest of Ijebu-Ode marks major extension of colonial power into Nigerian interior.

24 May – Prince George of Wales (later George V) becomes Duke of York.

4 July-18 July – General election: Unionist government loses its majority, but remains in office.

14 July – Official inauguration of the Liverpool water supply from Lake Vyrnwy. The Vyrnwy dam is the first high masonry gravity dam in Britain.

11 August – Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury loses a vote of no confidence in his government.

18 August – William Ewart Gladstone becomes Prime Minister at the head of a Liberal government with Irish Nationalist Party support.

26 August – An underground explosion at Parc Slip Colliery, Aberkenfig, Glamorgan, kills 110.

2 September - Everton play their first game at their new Goodison Park stadium following their exit from Anfield earlier this year. Their first game at the stadium ends in a 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.

3 September - Three years after the formation of the Football League, a Second Division is created. Its 12 members are Small Heath of Birmingham, Sheffield United, Darwen of Lancashire, Grimsby Town, Ardwick of Manchester, Burton Swifts of Staffordshire, Northwich Victoria of Cheshire, Bootle of Liverpool, Lincoln City, Crewe Alexandra, Burslem Port Vale of Staffordshire and Walsall Town Swifts.

31 October – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

December – Following a merger of Newcastle East Football Club and Newcastle West Football Club earlier in the year, a new name is given to the club: Newcastle United Football Club.

21 December – Brandon Thomas' farce Charley's Aunt begins a record-breaking London run at the Royalty Theatre (following a pre-London opening at Bury St Edmunds on 29 February).