1892 in the United States
|1892 in the United States|
|Years:||1889 1890 1891 – 1892 – 1893 1894 1895|
44 stars (1891–1896)
Events from the year 1892 in the United States.
- January 1 – Ellis Island begins accommodating immigrants to the United States.
- January 20 – At the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, the first official basketball game is played.
- February 12 – Former President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is declared a national public holiday in the United States.
- February 18 – Pennsauken Township, New Jersey is incorporated.
- April – The Johnson County War breaks out between small farmers and large ranchers in Wyoming.
- 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 28 – In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
- June 7 – Homer Plessy (who is a white octoroon [1/8 African Heritage with white skin]) is arrested for sitting on the whites-only car in Louisiana, leading to the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson court case.
- June 30 – The Homestead Strike begins in Homestead, Pennsylvania, culminating in a battle between striking workers and private security agents on July 6.
- July 4 Samoa: Samoa changes its time zone to being 3 hours behind California, such that it crosses the international date line and July 4 occurs twice.
- July 6 – Homestead Strike: The arrival of a force of 300 Pinkerton detectives from New York and Chicago results in a fight in which about 10 men are killed.
- 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.
- 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.
- October 12 – To mark the 400th anniversary Columbus Day holiday, the "Pledge of Allegiance" is first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools.
- November 8 – U.S. presidential election, 1892: Grover Cleveland is elected over Benjamin Harrison and James B. Weaver to win the second of his non-consecutive terms.
- November 8 – The four-day New Orleans General Strike begins.
- Garza Revolution in Texas and Mexico from 1891 to 1893.
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