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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 101

Jan 2nd - Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
Jan 13th - Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"
Jan 15th - 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH)
Jan 17th - 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
Jan 25th - Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
Jan 26th - France government of Gambetta falls
Feb 2nd - Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Conn
Feb 3rd - Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
Feb 7th - Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
Feb 10th - Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St Petersburg
Feb 12th - Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
Feb 15th - 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves NZ for Britain, on SS Dunedin
Feb 17th - 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
Composer Richard WagnerComposer Richard Wagner Feb 21st - NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
Feb 22nd - With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
Feb 22nd - The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
Feb 28th - 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
Mar 3rd - NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
Mar 4th - Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
Mar 6th - Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
Mar 9th - False teeth patented
Mar 11th - Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
Mar 16th - US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
Mar 18th - Morgan Earp is assassinated by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone
Mar 22nd - Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act
Microbiologist Robert KochMicrobiologist Robert Koch Mar 24th - German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
Mar 25th - 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
Mar 29th - Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
Apr 3rd - Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
Apr 3rd - American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
Apr 10th - Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
Apr 13th - Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
Apr 29th - The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James May 6th - Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
May 6th - Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria
May 6th - Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
May 8th - David Belasco's "La Belle Russe" premieres in NYC
May 9th - Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
May 13th - Toba indians killed 20 members of French expedition
May 15th - May Laws-Czar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
May 16th - 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
May 20th - Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
May 20th - Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
May 20th - St Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
May 23rd - 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
May 27th - 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5
Jun 2nd - Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
Jun 5th - Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
Jun 6th - Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000
Jun 6th - Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
Jun 6th - The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
Jun 8th - 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
Jun 10th - Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
Jun 16th - 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
Jun 17th - Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
Jun 24th - NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
Jul 4th - Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF
Jul 6th - 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
Jul 11th - British fleet bombs Alexandria
Jul 12th - 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, DC
Jul 13th - 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
Jul 17th - 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
Jul 18th - Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty
Jul 28th - Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut
Aug 3rd - Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
Aug 5th - Martial law is imposed in Japan.
Aug 5th - Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
Aug 7th - Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die
Aug 8th - Snow falls on Lake Michigan
Aug 14th - Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo
Aug 16th - British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
Composer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Aug 20th - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
Aug 29th - Australia beat England by 7 runs "Death of English cricket"
Aug 29th - Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)
Sep 3rd - French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
Sep 4th - 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station
Sep 5th - 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC
Sep 10th - 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
Sep 12th - Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
Sep 13th - Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison Sep 14th - British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
Sep 15th - British general Wolseley occupies Cairo
Sep 18th - Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
Sep 25th - 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
Oct 6th - 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
Oct 7th - 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
Oct 14th - University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.
Oct 16th - The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
Oct 19th - Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley
Oct 24th - Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
Oct 28th - Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
Nov 5th - Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast," premieres
Nov 15th - British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger
Nov 16th - British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger
Dec 2nd - Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
Dec 6th - Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
Dec 10th - John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen" premieres
Dec 11th - Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
Dec 11th - Victorien Sardous "Fedora" with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
Dec 14th - Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 232

Jan 1st - W C Wendelaar, mayor of Alkmaar (1919-34)/Dutch MP (VVD)
Jan 3rd - Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion)
Jan 4th - Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)
Jan 5th - Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
Jan 6th - Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
Jan 6th - Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
Jan 6th - Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
Jan 10th - Charles Trowbridge, Vera Cruz Mexico, actor (Fatal Hour)
Jan 12th - Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist
Jan 12th - Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)
Jan 14th - Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
Jan 15th - Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
Jan 15th - Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
Jan 17th - Noah Beery, Smithville AR, actor (Story of Esther, Mark of Zorro)
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold RothsteinBusinessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein (Jan 17th) Jan 17th - Arnold Rothstein, New York City New York, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series)
Jan 18th - Alan Alexander Milne, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Jan 18th - Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
Jan 18th - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
Jan 21st - Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician (d. 1937)
Jan 22nd - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
Jan 25th - Virginia Woolf [Adeline] , London, author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), (d. 1941)
Jan 27th - Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
Jan 30th - Franklin Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY, 32nd US President (1933-1945), (d. 1945)
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Jan 30th) Jan 31st - Anna Pavlova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer
Jan 31st - Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
Feb 1st - Louis St Laurent, Compton Quebec, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)
Feb 2nd - James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
Feb 2nd - James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
Feb 3rd - Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands
Feb 5th - Felice Lattuada, composer
Feb 8th - George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist)
Feb 8th - Thomas Selfridge, First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
Novelist & Poet James JoyceNovelist & Poet James Joyce (Feb 2nd) Feb 9th - Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
Feb 11th - Gheorghe Cucu, composer
Feb 12th - Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
Feb 14th - George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
Feb 14th - Ignaz Friedman, composer
Feb 15th - John Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
Feb 17th - Kurt Schindler, composer
Feb 22nd - Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
Feb 23rd - Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
Feb 25th - Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
Feb 26th - Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
Feb 26th - Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
Feb 28th - Geraldine Farrar, US soprano/actress (Story of American Singer)
Feb 28th - Jose Vasconcelos, Oaxaca Mexico, politician/essayist/philosopher
Feb 28th - Richard Heinrich Stein, composer
Mar 1st - Ida Moore, Altoona Ks, actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki)
Mar 2nd - Wallis Clark, Essex England, actress (Postal Inspector)
Mar 3rd - Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
Mar 4th - Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)
Mar 6th - Guy Kibbee, El Paso TX, actor (Big Shot)
Mar 6th - F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (d. 1980)
Mar 14th - Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
Mar 15th - Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
Mar 18th - Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer
Mar 19th - Gaston Lachaise, US sculptor (Standing Woman)
Mar 20th - René Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
Mar 21st - Gilbert M Anderson, [Max Aronson], Little Rock AR
Mar 23rd - C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
Mar 23rd - Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
Mar 25th - Haydn Wood, composer
Mar 26th - Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
Mar 30th - Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis
Apr 1st - Paul Anspach, Belgian Olympic champion fencer (d. 1991)
Apr 3rd - Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
Apr 4th - Mary Howe, composer
Apr 5th - Don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner in 1928-29 yes, age 46)
Apr 7th - Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
Apr 7th - Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
Apr 9th - Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (d. 1946)
Apr 10th - Simon F H J Berkelbach Van der Sprenkel, theologist (Fear & Religion)
Apr 14th - Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
Apr 15th - Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
Apr 16th - Seth Bingham, composer
Apr 17th - Artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)
Apr 18th - Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)
Apr 20th - Holland Smith, U.S. General (d. 1967)
Apr 21st - Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
Apr 23rd - Albert Coates, St Petersburg Russia, conductor/composer (Eagle)
Apr 23rd - Max [G M J] Winders Maximilien, Belgium, architect (WW II)
Apr 24th - Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
Apr 28th - Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist
Apr 29th - Hendrik N Werkman, painter/printer/resistance fighter (Hot printing)
Apr 30th - Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (To the Invisible)
May 4th - Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
May 6th - Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (d. 1951)
May 7th - Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)
May 8th - Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat
Industrialist Henry J. KaiserIndustrialist Henry J. Kaiser (May 9th) May 9th - Henry J. Kaiser, Sprout Brook NY, ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)
May 9th - George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
May 10th - Thurston Hall, Boston MA, actor (Roaming Lady, In Society)
May 11th - Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic
May 13th - Georges Braque, Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, French cubist painter and sculptor (Bike)
May 18th - Eduardo Fabini, composer
May 18th - Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
May 19th - Mohammed Mosaddeq, Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)
May 20th - Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
May 21st - Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel)
May 23rd - James Gleason, NYC, writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington (Aug 2nd) Aug 2nd - Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (26) weds Fanny Smith

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 54 of 54

Jan 3rd - William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
Jan 4th - John William Draper, English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
Jan 6th - Richard Henry Dana, U.S. novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815)
Jan 11th - Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (b. 1810)
Jan 13th - Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
Jan 20th - John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
Jan 21st - Anton Emil Titl, composer, dies at 72
Jan 24th - Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)
Jan 25th - Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
Feb 2nd - Fabio Campana, composer, dies at 63
Feb 3rd - Guglielmo Quarenghi, composer, dies at 55
Feb 11th - Gustav Schmidt, composer, dies at 65
Feb 13th - Henry Highland Garnet, diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66
Mar 2nd - Louis Kufferath, composer, dies at 70
Mar 24th - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
Apr 3rd - Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer, dies at 71
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James (Apr 3rd) Apr 3rd - Jesse James, outlaw, shot dead at 34, in St Joseph Mo by Robert Ford
Apr 9th - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53
Apr 13th - Bruno Bauer, German theologian (b. 1809)
Apr 17th - George Jennings Sanitary engineer (b. 1810)
Apr 19th - Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (Origin of Species), dies at 73
Apr 27th - Ralph Waldo Emerson, US poet (Representive Men), dies
May 6th - Frederick Cavendish, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
May 6th - Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin (Apr 19th) May 13th - Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer, murdered at 35
May 29th - Vasily Perov, Russian painter (b. 1833)
Jun 2nd - Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian rebel leader, dies at 74
Jun 3rd - Christian Wilberg, German painter (b. 1839)
Jun 11th - Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
Jun 24th - Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
Jun 25th - François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
Jun 30th - Charles J Guiteau, assassin (President Garfield), hanged
Jun 30th - Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)
Jul 4th - Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
Jul 9th - Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
Jul 11th - Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
Jul 12th - Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer, dies at 44
Jul 13th - Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)
First Lady of the United States Mary Todd LincolnFirst Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln (Jul 16th) Jul 16th - Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)
Aug 1st - Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
Sep 8th - Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (surface of Liouville), dies
Sep 19th - Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67
Oct 13th - Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
Oct 20th - Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
Oct 22nd - Janos Arany, Hungarians poet (Toldi Szerelme), dies at 65
Oct 29th - Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, dies at 64
Nov 2nd - Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer, dies at 61
Nov 20th - Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer, dies at 62
Nov 21st - Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35
Nov 26th - Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies
Dec 3rd - Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1811)
Dec 6th - A Trollope, writer, dies
Dec 6th - Alfred Escher, Swiss politician and railroad entrepreneur (b. 1819)
Dec 31st - Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44

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