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|Centuries:||18th century - 19th century - 20th century|
|Decades:||1860s 1870s 1880s - 1890s - 1900s 1910s 1920s|
|Years:||1889 1890 1891 - 1892 - 1893 1894 1895|
Year 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1892
April - June
- April - Johnson County War in Wyoming
- April 1: Foundation of the city of Maebashi by the samurai Makuba Kawai.
- April 15 - The General Electric Company is established through the merger of the Thomson-Houston Company and the Edison General Electric Company.
- April 29 - Redondo Beach, California,USA is founded.
- May 7 - The Cook Islands issue their first postage stamps.
- May 19 - British troops defeat Ijebu infantry at the Battle of Yemoja River, in modern-day Nigeria, using a maxim gun.
- May 22 - British conquest of Ijebu-Ode marks major extension of colonial power into Nigerian interior.
- May 24 - Prince George of Wales becomes Duke of York.
- May 28 - In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
- June 4 - Abercrombie & Fitch is established by David Abercrombie.
- June 7 - Homer Plessy (who was black) is arrested for sitting on the whites-only car in Louisiana.
- June 11 - The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
- June 30 - The Homestead Strike begins in Homestead, Pennsylvania, culminating in a battle between striking workers and private security agents on July 6.
July - September
- July 4 Samoa: Samoa changed its time zone to being 3 hours behind California, such that it crossed the international date line and July 4th occurred twice.
- July 4- 18 British general election: Unionist government loses its majority.
- July 6
- Dr. Jose Rizal, a Filipino writer, Philosopher, and political activist arrested by Spanish authorities in connection with La Liga Filipina.
- Homestead Strike - the arrival of a force of 300 hundred Pinkerton detectives from New York and Chicago resulted in a fight in which about 10 men were killed.
- July 8 - The Great Fire of 1892 devastated the city of St. John's, Newfoundland, and is remembered as the worst disaster in Newfoundland history.
- July 12 - A hidden lake bursts out of a glacier on the side of Mont Blanc, flooding the valley below and killing around 200 villagers and holidaymakers in Saint Gervais.
- August 4 - The father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home.
- August 9 - Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
- August 18 - William Ewart Gladstone assumes British premiership at head of Liberal government with Irish Nationalist Party support.
- September 3 - Nottingham Forest Football Club played their first league match, it was a 2-2 draw with Everton FC.
- September 15 - Sergei Witte replaces Ivan Vyshnegradsky as Russian finance minister.
October - December
- October 5
- The Dalton Gang, attempting to rob 2 banks in Coffeyville, Kansas, is shot by the townspeople; only Emmett Dalton, with 23 wounds, survives to spend 14 years in prison.
- Master criminal Adam Worth is captured in Liège, Belgium during an attempted robbery of a money delivery cart.
- October 12 - To mark 400 anniversary Columbus Day holiday, the " Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in US public schools.
- October 31 - Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- November 8
- November 17 - French troops occupy Abomey, capital of kingdom of Dahomey.
- December 5 - John Thompson becomes Canada's fourth prime minister.
- December 22 - Newcastle East End F.C. are renamed Newcastle United F.C. following the demise of Newcastle West End F.C. and East End's move to St James' Park, formerly West End's home.
- Andrew Carnegie combined all of his separate businesses into the Carnegie Steel Company, allowing him to gain a monopoly in the steel industry.
- The first Canadian National Rugby-Football Championship game is played (Osgoode Hall defeated Montreal 45-5).
- The Stanley Cup is donated by Sir Frederick Stanley.
- Pennsauken is incorporated.
- Oil fire rages in Oil City, Pennsylvania: 130 dead.
- Cholera outbreak occurs in Hamburg, Germany.
- A tortoise called Timothy is brought to the estate of Powderham Castle in England where she lived until her death in 2004.
- Abu Dhabi becomes a British protectorate.
- The Cadet Band (current day Highty-Tighties) of the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (current day Virginia Tech) is established in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.
- The Community of the Resurrection, an Anglican religious community for men, was founded by Charles Gore and Walter Frere.
- Viruses discovered by the Russian- Ukrainian biologist Dimitri Ivanovski.
- Thomas Ahearn was the first person to prepare a meal on an electric stove.
- The very first electric light bulb in Bulgaria brought light to the Plovdiv Fair.
- Otto Lilienthal, "father of hang gliding" sketches a monoplane hang glider that involved the A-frame triangular control frame (TCF) that double functioned as a kingpost.
- Worthington, Ontario, Canada was incorporated as a mining community in 1892, near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
|Ab urbe condita||2645|
|Bahá'í calendar||48 – 49|
— to —4529/4589-11-13
|Coptic calendar||1608 – 1609|
|Ethiopian calendar||1884 – 1885|
|Hebrew calendar||5652 – 5653|
|- Vikram Samvat||1947 – 1948|
|- Shaka Samvat||1814 – 1815|
|- Kali Yuga||4993 – 4994|
|Iranian calendar||1270 – 1271|
|Islamic calendar||1309 – 1310|
|Japanese calendar|| Meiji 25
|Thai solar calendar||2435|
The last documented living person born in 1892 was Emma Tillman, who died on January 28, 2007 at the age of 114.
January - June
- January 1
- January 3 - J. R. R. Tolkien, professor and author of The Lord of the Rings (d. 1973)
- January 14
- January 18
- January 19 - Ólafur Thors, Icelandic politician and five times prime minister (d. 1964)
- January 28 - Ernst Lubitsch, German-born film director (d. 1947)
- January 31 - Eddie Cantor, American actor, singer (d. 1964)
- February 6 - William Parry Murphy, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1987)
- February 9 - Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1932)
- February 13 - Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)
- February 15 - James Forrestal, first United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1949)
- February 18 - Wendell Wilkie, U.S. Presidential candidate (d. 1944)
- February 22 - Edna St. Vincent Millay, American writer (d. 1950)
- February 27 - William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)
- March 10
- March 28 - Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1968)
- March 30 - Stefan Banach, Polish mathematician (d. 1945)
- April 6
- April 8 - Mary Pickford, Canadian actress and studio founder (d. 1979)
- April 12 - Johnny Dodds, American jazz clarinettist (d. 1940)
- April 13 - Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, British (Scottish) inventor of the RADAR (d.December 5, 1973)
- April 19 - Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (d. 1983)
- April 28 - Joseph Dunninger, American mentalist (d. 1975)
- May 2 - Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), German fighter pilot (d. 1918)
- May 3 - George Paget Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
- May 7
- May 9 - Zita of Bourbon-Parma, Empress of Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
- May 11 - Margaret Rutherford, English actress (d. 1972)
- May 12 - Fritz Kortner, Austrian-born director (d. 1970)
- May 16 - Manton S. Eddy, U.S. general (d. 1962)
- May 18 - Ezio Pinza, Italian bass (d. 1957)
- May 30 - Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (d. 1972)
- May 31 - Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (d. 1968)
- June 21 - Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (d. 1971)
- June 25 - Katherine K. Davis, American composer (d. 1980)
- June 26 - Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
- June 30 - Oswald Pohl, German SS officer (d. 1951)
July - December
- July 6 - Willy Coppens, Belgium flying ace from WWI (d. 1986)
- July 8 - Richard Aldington, English poet (d. 1962)
- July 11 - Thomas Mitchell, American actor (d. 1962)
- July 12 - Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
- July 23 - Haile Selassie I, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1975)
- July 26 - Sad Sam Jones, baseball player (d. 1966)
- July 29 - William Powell, American actor (d. 1984)
- July 30 - Enes Pasha(Stavro),Turkish and Soviet revolutionary (d. 1975)
- August 2 - Jack Warner, Canadian film producer (d. 1978)
- August 8 - Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, Spanish footballer (d. 1922)
- August 11 - Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (d. 1978)
- August 16 - Louis, 7th duc de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1987)
- September 4 - Darius Milhaud, French composer (d. 1974)
- September 5 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (d. 1973)
- September 6 - Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
- September 10 - Arthur Compton, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)
- September 12 - Alfred A. Knopf, American publisher (d. 1984)
- October 7 - Dwain Esper, Director (d. 1982)
- October 9 - Ivo Andrić, Serbo-Croatian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
- October 9 - Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)
- October 23 - Gummo Marx, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)
- October 28 - Dink Johnson, American jazz musician (d. 1954)
- October 30 - Charles Atlas, Italian-American strongman and sideshow performer (d. 1972)
- October 31 - Alexander Alekhine, Russian chess champion (d. 1946)
- November 5 - J. B. S. Haldane, British geneticist (d. 1964)
- November 12 - Guo Moruo, Chinese author and poet (d. 1978)
- November 16 - Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
- November 22 - Emma Tillman, briefly the world's oldest living person (d. 2007)
- December 2 - Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (d. 2002)
- December 4 - Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (d. 1975)
- December 5 - Cyril Ring, American film actor (d. 1967)
- December 6 - Osbert Sitwell, English writer (d. 1969)
- December 8 - Bert Hinkler, Australian pioneer aviator (d. 1933)
- December 12 - Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
- December 21 - Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
- December 27 - Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)
- date unknown - Gerald Haxton, secretary and lover of the famous novelist and playwright W. Somerset Maugham (d. 1944)
January - June
- January 14 - Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, second in line for the throne of the United Kingdom (b. 1864)
- January 21 - John Couch Adams, English astronomer (b. 1819)
- January 31 - Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (b. 1834)
- February 5 - Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)
- February 27 - Louis Vuitton, world-renowned French fashion designer (b. 1821)
- March 13 - Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine
- March 16 - Samuel F. Miller, American politician (b. 1827)
- March 26 - Walt Whitman, American poet (b. 1819)
- April 4 - José María Castro Madriz, President of Costa Rica (b. 1818)
- April 19 - Fr. Thomas Pelham Dale SSC, Anglo-Catholic clergyman prosecuted for Ritualist practices in the 1870s (b. 1821)
- April 22 - Edouard Lalo, French composer (b. 1823)
- April 25 - William Backhouse Astor, Jr., American businessman (b. 1830)
- April 26 - Sir Provo William Perry Wallis, British admiral and naval hero
- May 29 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian founder of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)
- June 9 - William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (b. 1863)
July - December
- July 30 - Count Joseph Alexander Hübner, Austrian diplomat (b. 1811)
- October 12 - Ernest Renan, French philologist and historian (b. 1823)
- October 23 - Emin Pasha, German doctor and Governor of Equatoria (b. 1840
- October 24 - Mir-Fatah-Agha, Shiite cleric
- October 25 - Caroline Harrison, wife of President Benjamin Harrison (b. 1832)
- December 2 - Jay Gould, American financier (b. 1836)
- December 6 - Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist (b. 1816)
- December 11 - William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
- date unknown - Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Tibetan teacher (b. 1820)