1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common yearstarting on Sunday (dominical letter A) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C) 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 fourth 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 localised use until 1918.

Events

January–March

March 10: Ivory Coast becomes French colony.

April–June

July–September

June 22: British Mediterranean Fleet flagship Victoria sinks.
July 11: Mikimoto develops cultured pearls.

October–December

Date unknown

France conquers Laos.

Births

January–March

April–June

July–September

October–December

Date unknown

Deaths

January–June

July–December

Date unknown