Philadelphia Timeline, 1893
- December 1. The old Thorton Worsteded Mills, at Tenth Street and Columbia Avenue, owned and operated by James E. Cochran & Brother, were destroyed by fire. Total loss, about $225,000.
- December 11. Henry S. Cochran, ex-Chief Weigher of the Mint, who pleaded guilty to stealing gold from that institution, was sentenced in the United States District Court to seven years and seven months in the Eastern Penitentiary and t pay a fine of $1,000 and costs.
- December 27. Common Council passed an ordinance reducing the price of gas to $1.00 per 1000 feet.
Excerpted from "Happenings in ye Olde Philadelphia 1680-1900" by Rudolph J. Walther, 1925, Walther Printing House, Philadelphia, PA