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Historical Events

Events 1 - 86 of 86

Jan 1st - 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)
Jan 15th - Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, BC, publishes 1st issue
Jan 18th - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
Jan 19th - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
Jan 26th - Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
Jan 27th - 1st British government of Salisbury resigns
Jan 29th - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
Feb 9th - Pres Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
Feb 12th - 2nd British government of Salisbury forms
Feb 13th - Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
Feb 23rd - Aluminum manufacturing process developed
Feb 23rd - London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad
Feb 23rd - Tsjaikovski's symphony "Manfred," premieres
Mar 1st - The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
Mar 6th - 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
Mar 6th - 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC
Mar 17th - Carrollton Massacre, (Mississippi) 20 African Americans killed
Mar 20th - 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass
Mar 26th - 1st cremation in England
Mar 29th - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
Apr 6th - City of Vancouver BC incorporated
Apr 6th - Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
British Prime Minister William GladstoneBritish Prime Minister William Gladstone Apr 8th - William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
Apr 25th - Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
Apr 29th - 1st public Dutch electricity opens
May 1st - US general strike for 8-hour working day begins
May 3rd - M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC
May 4th - Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
May 5th - The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.
May 8th - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
May 14th - 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
May 19th - Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony in C premieres
May 21st - 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
Jun 1st - The railroads of the Southern United States convert 11,000 miles of track from a five foot rail gauge to standard gauge, beginning May 31.
Jun 2nd - Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)
Jun 3rd - 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo, Uganda
Jun 5th - 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
President Grover ClevelandPresident Grover Cleveland Jun 13th - Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
Jun 13th - King Ludwig II of Bavaria found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM at 40. Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein and patron of Wagner
Jul 3rd - 1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
Jul 3rd - In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
Jul 4th - 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
Jul 6th - Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
Jul 10th - George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
Jul 10th - Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
Jul 17th - 10th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 5-7 6-3 6-4)
Jul 23rd - Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge
Jul 24th - China takes British protectorate of Burma
Jul 28th - British Salisbury government forms
Aug 1st - Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand
Aug 4th - Colombia adopts constitution
Aug 12th - W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
Prime Minister of Canada John A. MacdonaldPrime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald Aug 13th - John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia
Aug 15th - Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game
Aug 18th - Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
Aug 25th - 1st intl polo meet (US vs England)
Aug 31st - 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
Aug 31st - Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized
Sep 1st - Neth's New Code of Criminal law enforced
Sep 4th - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
Sep 6th - Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO) award
Sep 9th - The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized.
Sep 11th - Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
Sep 14th - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
Sep 25th - Comedy opera "Dorothy," 1st produced in London
Oct 1st - US mint at Carson City, Nevada closes
Oct 6th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
Apache Leader GeronimoApache Leader Geronimo Oct 7th - Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
Oct 8th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor" (BG)
Oct 10th - 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
Oct 12th - Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas
Oct 12th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain" (BG)
Oct 23rd - St Louis Browns win World Championship by beating Chicago 4-3 in 10
Oct 26th - Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," premieres in Russia
Oct 27th - Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain," performed in Russia
Oct 28th - Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC
Oct 30th - Great-Britain and Germany divide boundaries in East Africa
Nov 1st - Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
Nov 3rd - Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao
Nov 4th - Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia," premieres
Nov 22nd - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
Nov 30th - 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo
Nov 30th - The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
Dec 8th - American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president
Dec 16th - Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"
Dec 22nd - 1st national accountants' society in US formed (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 234

Jan 2nd - Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
Jan 2nd - Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938)
Jan 2nd - Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
Jan 3rd - Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
Jan 3rd - John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
Jan 3rd - Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award actress (Harvey)
Jan 8th - Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
Jan 10th - Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
Jan 11th - George Zucco, England, actor (Adv of Sherlock Holmes, Capt Fury)
Jan 13th - Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
Jan 14th - Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
Jan 17th - Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
Jan 17th - Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
Jan 18th - Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
Jan 18th - Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
Jan 21st - Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
Jan 22nd - John Joseph Becker, composer
Jan 24th - Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
Jan 25th - Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
Jan 26th - Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
Jan 28th - Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
Jan 28th - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
Jan 31st - Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
Feb 2nd - Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
Feb 3rd - Erwin Kroll, composer
Feb 8th - Charlie Ruggles, Los Angeles California, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show)
Feb 12th - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
Feb 12th - Michel Brusselmans, composer
Feb 14th - Theodor Werner, German painter
Feb 16th - Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
Feb 16th - Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
Feb 19th - George Luther Foote, composer
Feb 20th - Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
Feb 22nd - Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
Feb 23rd - Albert Edward Sammons, composer
Feb 23rd - Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
Feb 27th - Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
Feb 28th - Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)
Feb 28th - Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
Mar 1st - Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
Mar 2nd - Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
Mar 3rd - James Friskin, composer
Mar 3rd - Reginald Owen Morris, composer
Mar 3rd - Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
Mar 4th - Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
Mar 5th - Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
Mar 5th - Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
Mar 7th - Raymond Largay, Wisc, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl)
Mar 8th - Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
Mar 8th - Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
Mar 13th - Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist
Mar 13th - John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
Mar 14th - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
Mar 17th - Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
Mar 18th - Edward Everett Horton, Brooklyn New York, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show)
Mar 18th - Kurt Koffka, Germany, Gestalt psychologist
Mar 18th - Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
Mar 24th - Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
Mar 24th - Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
Mar 25th - Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
Mar 26th - Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
Mar 27th - Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
Mar 27th - Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
Mar 28th - Jaroslav Novotny, composer
Mar 29th - Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer
Mar 30th - Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician
Apr 1st - Casimir von Paszthory, composer
Apr 1st - Wallace Beery, KC MO, actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8)
Apr 5th - Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
Apr 6th - Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
Apr 7th - Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
Apr 8th - Margaret A Barnes, writer
Apr 10th - Val Paul, Denver Colorado, American actor and director
Apr 13th - Ethel Leginska, composer
Apr 14th - Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
Apr 14th - Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
Apr 15th - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
Apr 16th - Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
Apr 16th - Jekabs Graubins, composer
Apr 16th - Konstantin Mostras, composer
Apr 17th - Otto Lederer, Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer)
Apr 21st - Charlie Naughton, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Frozen Limits)
Apr 24th - Kurt Pinthus, writer
Apr 24th - R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)
Apr 26th - Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)
Apr 26th - Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
Apr 28th - Erich Salomon, German photographer
Apr 30th - Frank Merrik, composer
May 2nd - Gottfried Benn, writer
May 3rd - Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
May 5th - Manuel Borguno, composer
May 8th - Jef van Hoof, composer
May 9th - Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
May 10th - Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
May 10th - Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
May 10th - Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
May 12th - Albert Saverys, Flemish painter
May 12th - Hermann Grabner, composer
May 12th - Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)
May 13th - Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

Feb 24th - Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron Ohio.
Apr 28th - Painter Paul Cézanne (47) weds Marie-Hortense Fiquet (36)
Jun 2nd - 22nd and 24th US President Grover Cleveland (49) weds Frances Folsom (21) in the Blue Room at the White House
Jun 19th - US President William Taft (28) weds Helen Herron (25) in Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug 11th - Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (30) weds Olivia Davidson (32) Athens, Ohio
Sep 14th - Neurologist Sigmund Freud (30) weds Martha Bernays (25) in Hamburg, Germany
Dec 2nd - 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt (28) weds second wife Edith Kermit Carow (25) in London

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 48 of 48

Jan 4th - Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
Jan 9th - Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, composer, dies at 73
Jan 16th - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
Jan 18th - Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
Jan 18th - Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
Jan 26th - David Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807)
Mar 18th - Leopold Zunz, German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
Mar 29th - John Keble, theologian, Bournemouth
Mar 30th - Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
Mar 31st - Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57
Apr 9th - Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
Apr 13th - Karoly Thern, composer, dies at 68
May 1st - Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
May 1st - Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
May 5th - Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61
May 15th - Emily Dickinson, US poet, dies at 55
May 17th - John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company, dies at 82
May 23rd - Leopold von Ranke, German historian (b. 1795)
Jun 11th - Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
Deere & Company Founder John DeereDeere & Company Founder John Deere (May 17th) Jun 14th - Alexandr Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (b. 1823)
Jun 18th - Joannes A Paredis, Belgian/Neth bishop of Roermond, dies at 90
Jul 5th - Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
Jul 16th - Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
Jul 29th - Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
Jul 29th - Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies
Jul 31st - Franz Liszt [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74
Aug 3rd - Per August Olander, composer, dies at 62
Aug 6th - Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
Aug 9th - Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
Aug 10th - Eduard Grell, composer, dies at 85
Aug 11th - Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
Aug 13th - Adolf von Doss, composer, dies at 62
Aug 16th - Swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
Aug 22nd - Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
Composer/Pianist Franz LisztComposer/Pianist Franz Liszt (Jul 31st) Aug 30th - Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (b. 1836)
Sep 3rd - William W. Snow, American politician (b. 1812)
Sep 14th - Hubert Reis, composer, dies at 84
Sep 20th - John Liptrot Hatton, composer, dies at 77
Oct 8th - Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
Oct 10th - David L Yule, 1st Jewish US senator, dies
Oct 18th - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
Oct 21st - Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies
Oct 23rd - Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer, dies at 67
Nov 8th - Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29
Nov 18th - Chester A Arthur, 21st pres (1881-85), dies in NY at 56
Nov 22nd - William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
Dec 5th - Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84
Dec 14th - Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer, dies at 27

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