Today in Switzerland History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 107 of 107

1998-10-29 - While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he was landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.
2002-03-03 - Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
2002-09-10 - Switzerland, traditionally a neutral country, joins the United Nations.
2008-09-10 - The Large Hadron Collider at CERN, described as the biggest scientific experiment in the history of mankind is powered up in Geneva, Switzerland.
2008-09-26 - Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.
2009-10-10 - After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
2012-03-13 - 28 people, including 22 children, are killed in a motorway bus crash near Sierre, Switzerland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 362

1864-06-21 - Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian (d. 1945)
1865-02-04 - Charles Bally, Swiss linguist (Le langage et la vie)
1865-07-06 - Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (d. 1950)
1866-12-12 - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
1867-08-22 - Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
1868-03-28 - Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter
1868-09-06 - Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1947)
1870-03-13 - Albert Meyer, member of the Swiss Federal Council in the 1930s (d. 1953)
1870-07-10 - Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism)
1872-03-08 - Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer
1873-08-22 - Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1873-12-25 - Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-born American dairy educator (d. 1959)
1874-04-19 - Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)
1874-11-26 - Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)
Psychiatrist Carl Gustav JungPsychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1875-07-26) 1875-07-26 - Carl Gustav Jung, Switzerland, doctor (founded analytic psychology), (d. 1961)
1875-11-14 - Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer: Conrad Pilater
1877-02-17 - Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)
1877-03-09 - Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemist
1877-07-02 - Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d.1962)
1877-08-27 - Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1963)
1877-11-22 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
1878-02-22 - Walter Ritz, Swiss physicist (d. 1909)
1878-04-24 - Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (d. 1958)
Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann HesseNobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse (1877-07-02) 1878-09-24 - C. F. Ramuz, Swiss writer (d. 1947)
1878-12-25 - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
1879-01-01 - Emile Argand, Swiss geologist (Dekbladen Theory)
1879-03-26 - Othmar Ammann, Swiss bridge engineer (d. 1965)
1879-07-05 - Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Tonhalle Orchestra)
1879-09-12 - Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter
1879-12-18 - Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)
1880-01-10 - Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director
1880-07-24 - Ernest Bloch, Geneva Switzerland, composer (MacBeth)
1881-03-17 - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1881-10-24 - Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer
1882-01-12 - Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist
1882-03-26 - Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
1882-07-16 - Felix Locher, Switzerland, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
1883-11-11 - Ernest Ansermet, Vevey Switzerland, conductor (Ruilles de Printemps)
1884-01-28 - Auguste Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist), twin brother of Jean Felix Piccard
1884-01-28 - Jean Felix Piccard, Switzerland, scientist/explorer (balloonist) twin brother of Auguste Piccard
1884-03-13 - Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit)
1884-11-08 - Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1922)
1884-12-03 - Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1965)
1886-03-13 - Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist
1886-04-05 - Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
1886-05-10 - Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
1886-06-01 - Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
1886-10-06 - Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
1887-09-01 - Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer
1887-09-15 - Jean/Hans Arp, French/Swiss sculptor, artist and poet
1887-09-16 - Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor
Architect/ City Planner Le CorbusierArchitect/ City Planner Le Corbusier (1887-10-06) 1887-10-06 - Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme), (d. 1965)
1888-01-10 - Grock, Switzerland, clown
1889-04-21 - Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)
1889-06-19 - Enrico Celio, president (Switzerland)
1890-09-15 - Frank Martin, Geneva Switzerland, composer (In Terra Fax)
1890-09-22 - Ferdinand Gonseth, Swiss mathematician/philosopher
1891-02-05 - Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum)
1891-06-10 - Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips)
1894-04-02 - Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)
1895-01-24 - Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)
1895-04-09 - Michel Simon, [Francois], Geneva Switzerland
1895-08-16 - Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)
1896-04-18 - C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)
1896-09-12 - Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe)
1896-12-27 - Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
1897-07-20 - Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950)
1897-08-02 - Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974)
1898-02-14 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter)
1899-01-12 - Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948)
1899-02-26 - Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
1899-07-10 - Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)
1900-04-25 - Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)
1900-12-03 - Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (d. 2004)
1901-10-10 - Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor
1902-02-25 - Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
1902-06-26 - Hugues Cuénod, Swiss Tenor
1903-02-03 - Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor
1904-05-14 - Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (d. 1961)
1905-10-23 - Felix Bloch, Swiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)
1906-01-11 - Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
1906-01-18 - Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
1906-04-28 - Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (d. 1999)
1906-10-12 - Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar
1907-03-23 - Daniel Bovet, Switzerland, pharmacologist (Nobel 1957)
1908-02-02 - Anita Garvin, actress (Swiss Miss, Blotto, Charlatan, Hats Off)
1908-09-30 - Edzard H Schaper, German/Swiss sailor/UP-correspondent/antifascist
1908-10-25 - Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
1908-12-06 - Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)
1908-12-22 - Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
1910-08-12 - Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)
1910-08-25 - Pierre Musy, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1936)
1911-05-15 - Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)
1911-10-01 - Richard Torriani, Switzerland, took Olympic oath (1948)
1912-02-21 - Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
1913-05-17 - Hans Ruesch, Swiss racing driver (d. 2007)
1913-09-28 - Warja Honegger-Lavater, Swiss artist and illustrator
1913-10-22 - Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)
1914-02-12 - Nello Celio, Swiss president
1914-07-15 - Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (d. 1996)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 234

1913-05-16 - Louis Perrier, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1849)
1914-03-16 - Charles Albert Gobat, Swiss politician, recipient of the 1902 Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
1917-07-12 - Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp merchant/forger, dies
1917-07-27 - Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1841)
1919-11-09 - Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
1919-11-15 - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies
1922-04-02 - Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychologist (b. 1884)
1922-11-17 - Robert Comtesse, Swiss Federal Councillor (b. 1847)
1924-12-29 - Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
1925-12-29 - Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60
1928-02-29 - Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist, dies at 65
1930-07-30 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
1931-02-03 - Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist, dies at 72
1931-07-27 - Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (b. 1848)
1935-02-09 - Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, dies at 61
1936-02-04 - Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
1937-05-09 - Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43
1937-12-28 - Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
1938-02-06 - Marianne V von Werefkin, Russ/German/Swiss house painter, dies at 77
1938-12-08 - Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896)
1939-01-24 - Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (b. 1867)
1940-02-09 - Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)
1940-06-29 - Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60
1940-08-21 - Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68
1940-08-21 - Hermann Obrecht, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1882)
1940-10-08 - Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78
Novelist & Poet James JoyceNovelist & Poet James Joyce (1941-01-13) 1941-01-13 - James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58
1941-11-07 - Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
1943-01-13 - Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
1943-03-02 - Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
1944-01-05 - Adolph Goldschmidt, German/Swiss art historian, dies at 80
1944-02-17 - Fausto Agnelli, Swiss painter, dies at 64
1944-09-25 - Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
1945-01-08 - Karl Krafft, Swiss astrologer who was manipulated by the Nazi regime (b. 1900)
1945-02-11 - Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru The Tulips), dies at 53
1946-04-16 - Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
1947-02-26 - Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council (b. 1868)
1950-07-01 - Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
1950-08-05 - Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73
1952-06-15 - Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70
1952-09-19 - Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies
1953-10-23 - Maurice Lugeon, Swiss geologist (nappism), dies at 83
1954-05-16 - Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer, dies accidentally at 38
1955-04-25 - Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer, dies at 73
1955-11-27 - Arthur Honegger, Swiss composer (Cantate Noel), dies of a heart attack at 63
1955-12-08 - Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist, dies at 69
1956-01-10 - Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
1957-03-15 - Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)
1958-01-30 - Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
1959-07-14 - Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director, dies at 79
1959-07-15 - Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78
1960-12-07 - Clara Haskil, Swiss pianist (b. 1895)
1961-06-06 - Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1875)
Psychiatrist Carl Gustav JungPsychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung (1961-06-06) 1961-06-06 - Carl Gustav Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist, dies at 85
1961-06-16 - Marcel Junod, Swiss physician (b. 1904)
1961-07-06 - Cuno Amiet, Swiss painter, dies at 93
1962-01-16 - Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
1962-03-25 - Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer/balloonist, dies at 78
1962-06-18 - Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
1962-08-09 - Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85
1963-01-28 - Jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
1963-08-10 - Ernst Wetter, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1877)
Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann HesseNobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse (1962-08-09) 1963-10-15 - Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
1964-11-06 - Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
1965-05-22 - Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies
1965-08-27 - Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss/French architect, dies at 77
1965-10-11 - Walther Stampfli, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1884)
1965-10-13 - Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66
1966-01-11 - Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
1966-06-07 - Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
Architect/ City Planner Le CorbusierArchitect/ City Planner Le Corbusier (1965-08-27) 1967-03-04 - Michel Plancherel, Swiss mathematician (b. 1885)
1967-06-18 - Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
1968-12-10 - Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82
1969-02-20 - Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
1971-06-18 - Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
1972-12-06 - Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
1973-08-12 - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
1974-02-08 - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
1974-05-26 - Silvio Moser, Swiss racing driver (b. 1941)
1974-11-21 - Frank Martin, Swiss composer (In Terra Fax), dies at 84
1974-12-02 - Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1897)
1975-01-03 - Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
1975-01-22 - Andrew George Burry, Swiss-born manufacturer and businessman (b. 1873)
1977-01-18 - Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
1977-06-02 - Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist/composer, dies at 91
1977-09-18 - Paul Bernays, Swiss mathematician (b. 1888)
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin (1977-12-25) 1977-12-25 - Charlie Chaplin, actor/comedian (Modern Times, The Kid), dies in Switzerland at 88
1978-11-06 - Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
1980-09-08 - Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist/theory/educator, dies at 84
1981-10-07 - Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (b. 1895)
1981-10-17 - Albert Cohen, Swiss author (b. 1895)
1983-07-29 - David Niven, actor (Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
1983-09-10 - Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
1987-01-11 - Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)
1990-04-23 - Paulette Goddard, actress (Hazard), dies in Switzerland at 78
1990-12-13 - Friedrich Dörrenmatt, Swiss writer (Besuch der alten Dame), dies at 69
1991-04-04 - Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
1991-08-21 - Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect, dies
1991-08-30 - Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (moving objects), dies
1992-04-08 - Daniel Bovet, Swiss-born pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1907)


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