1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1893rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 893rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 93rd year of the 19th century, and the 4th year of the 1890s decade. As of the start of 1893, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Events

January–March

April–June

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March 10: Ivory Coast becomes French colony.

July–September

October–December

Date unknown

Births

January–March

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June 22: British Mediterranean Fleet flagship Victoria sinks.

April–June

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July 11: Mikimoto develops cultured pearls.
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France conquers Laos.

July–September

October–December

Date unknown

Deaths

January–June

July–December

Date unknown