Today in Switzerland History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 106 of 106

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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