Video: 'Katherine Lee Bates -America the Beautiful'
(Saturday, July 22, 1893) — Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates today visited the summit of Pikes Peak, where she was inspired to write the original version of her poem “America the Beautiful.” Samuel A. Ward’s music to the poem would be published in 1910.
Video: 'Lizzie Borden Biography' (June 20, 1893, at 8:27)
(Tuesday, June 20, 1893, 4:40 p.m. local time) — A jury in New Bedford, Massachusetts, found Lizzie Borden, 32, not guilty today of the Aug. 4, 1892, ax murders of her father, Andrew, and stepmother, Abby, at their home in Fall River, Massachusetts.
(Saturday, March 4, 1893, 1:55 p.m. local time) — Grover Cleveland, the 22nd President of the United States (1885-1889), took the oath of office today as the 24th President of the United States on the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol, succeeding President Benjamin Harrison.
Adlai E. Stevenson I was sworn in as the 23rd Vice President of the United States, succeeding Vice President Levi P. Morton. Read more on Cleveland sworn in as 24th U.S. President, Stevenson as 23rd VP 120 years ago this hour (1893)…
Video: 'Presidential Minute With Rutherford B. Hayes'
(Tuesday, January 17, 1893, 11:00 p.m. local time) — Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States (1877-1881), died this evening of complications of a heart attack at his home at Spiegel Grove in Fremont, Ohio. He was 70. Read more on Former U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, 70, dies 120 years ago this hour (1893)…
Video: 'The Presidents: Number 24: Grover Cleveland'
(Tuesday, November 8, 1892, during the 1912 presidential campaign) — In a rematch of the closely contested 1888 election, Democratic former President Grover Cleveland of New York was elected President of the United States again today, defeating incumbent President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana, and Populist James B. Weaver of Iowa. Read more on Cleveland defeats Harrison and Weaver, elected President of the United States again 120 years ago today (1892)…
Video: 'Lizzie Borden Biography' (August 4, 1892 at 1:54)
(Thursday, August 4, 1892, morning) — Andrew and Abby Borden were axed to death in their home this morning in Fall River, Massachusetts. Lizzie Borden, Andrew’s 32-year-old daughter from a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but acquitted at trial.
Video: 'Plessy VS Ferguson'
(Tuesday, June 7, 1892) — Homer Plessy, a “Creole of color,” was arrested today for refusing to leave a whites-only car of the East Louisiana Railroad. His case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which at the time upheld “separate but equal” racial segregation, a concept overturned in 1954 by Brown v. Board of Education.