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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 144

Jan 1st - Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY
Jan 1st - Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of SF Bay
Jan 1st - d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
Jan 4th - 1st installment of William Dean Howell's "Life & Letters" appears
Jan 6th - 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
Jan 12th - Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
Jan 13th - Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Alfred Dreyfus
Jan 14th - Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
Jan 19th - Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
Feb 1st - 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
Feb 8th - John Ames Sherman patents 1st envelope folding & gumming mach (Mass)
Feb 11th - Owen Smith of NC, AME Zion minister, named US minister to Liberia
Feb 15th - USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown-258 sailors die
Feb 22nd - Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC
Feb 23rd - In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus
Mar 2nd - Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England
Mar 8th - Richard Straus' "Don Quixote" premieres in Keulen
Mar 17th - 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 hour 40 minutes)
Mar 24th - 1st automobile sold
Mar 25th - Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
Apr 8th - Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
Apr 11th - President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
Apr 12th - Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy
Apr 19th - 2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 2:42:00
Apr 20th - US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens
Apr 21st - Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
Apr 21st - Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.
Apr 22nd - 1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship
Apr 22nd - Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
Apr 22nd - Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
Apr 22nd - Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry
Apr 22nd - US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors
Apr 24th - US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines
Apr 24th - Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
Apr 25th - Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.
Apr 30th - Championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl
May 1st - George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila
May 3rd - Camp Merriman forms at Presidio (SF) (see 0517)
May 4th - 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
May 8th - The first games of the Italian Football League are played.
May 12th - Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters
May 17th - Camp Merritt forms in Presidio [see 0503]
May 19th - Post Office authorizes use of postcards
May 21st - US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington authorized
May 23rd - 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Francisco
May 25th - 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF
May 26th - 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
May 26th - SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities
May 27th - Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the Wells" premieres in London
Jun 1st - Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha
Jun 7th - Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago
Jun 9th - China leases Hong Kong's new territories to Britain for 99 years
Jun 10th - US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
Jun 11th - 1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo Cuba during Spanish-American War
Jun 11th - 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
Jun 11th - Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking
Jun 12th - Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control
Jun 13th - Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
Jun 14th - France signs Niger Convention
Jun 15th - US House of Representatives accepts annexation of Hawaii
Jun 15th - US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba
Jun 16th - China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
Jun 17th - US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
Jun 17th - The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
Jun 18th - 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ
Jun 18th - 4th US Golf Open: Fred Herd shoots a 328 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
Jun 21st - Guam becomes a territory of US
Jun 24th - American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba
Jun 28th - 15th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats L Martin (6-4 6-4)
Jun 28th - 22nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats L Doherty (6-3 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1)
Jun 30th - Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense with a horse.”
Jul 1st - Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
Jul 3rd - American troops captured deserted Wake Island
Jul 3rd - Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC)
Jul 3rd - Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
Jul 3rd - US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
Jul 4th - French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die
Jul 4th - US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)
Jul 7th - US annexes Hawaii
Jul 8th - Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
Jul 8th - US battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila
Jul 8th - The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
Jul 10th - Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo
Jul 12th - Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda Sudan
Jul 13th - SF Ferry Building at foot of Market St opens
Jul 17th - Spanish American War - Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba
Jul 21st - Spain cedes Guam to USA
Jul 22nd - Belgica crew see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs-1st to endure Antarct winter
Jul 25th - 1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay
Jul 27th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dancing Men" (BG)
Jul 28th - Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
Jul 28th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG)
Jul 30th - Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes
Aug 9th - Rudolf Diesel, of Germany, patents the the diesel internal combustion engine
Aug 12th - Hawaii formally annexed to US
Aug 12th - Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed
Aug 13th - US forces under George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-Amer war
Aug 16th - Edwin Prescott patents roller coaster
Aug 23rd - 18th US Mens Tennis: Malcolm Whitman beats Dwight Davis (3-6 6-2 6-2 6-1)
Aug 25th - 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 346

Jan 1st - George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
Jan 1st - Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
Jan 3rd - Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
Jan 3rd - ZaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)
Jan 4th - Roger Vuataz, composer
Jan 6th - Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
Jan 6th - Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
Jan 7th - Art Baker, NYC, TV host (You Asked For It)
Jan 7th - Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
Jan 7th - Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
Jan 9th - Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
Jan 9th - Vilma Banky, Budapest Hungary, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel)
Jan 9th - Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
Jan 10th - Sergei M Eisenstein, Russian director (Alexandr Nevski) [OS]
Jan 11th - Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
Jan 12th - Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
Jan 13th - Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
Jan 13th - Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
Jan 13th - Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
Jan 14th - Helen Flint, Chicago, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast)
Jan 16th - Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
Jan 16th - Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
Jan 20th - Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
Jan 20th - U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
Jan 21st - Avery Claflin, composer
Jan 21st - John George, Syria, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
Jan 22nd - Alexander Abramsky, composer
Jan 22nd - Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
Jan 22nd - Gustaf Paulson, composer
Jan 22nd - Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
Jan 22nd - Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
Jan 23rd - Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
Jan 23rd - Sergei Eisenstein, Russia, director (Battleship Potemkin) [NS]
Jan 23rd - Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
Jan 24th - Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
Jan 25th - Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
Jan 28th - Vittorio Rieti, composer
Jan 28th - Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
Jan 29th - Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
Jan 29th - Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
Feb 2nd - Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
Feb 3rd - Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)
Feb 3rd - Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
Feb 7th - Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
Feb 10th - Bertolt Brecht, Germany, playwright (Mother Courage)/composer
Feb 10th - Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
Feb 10th - Judith Anderson, Adelaide Aust, actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon)
Feb 10th - Robert Keith, Fowler IN, actor (Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One)
Feb 11th - Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
Feb 12th - Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
Feb 12th - [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Feb 13th - Neville Pearson, English publisher
Feb 14th - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (super nova)
Feb 15th - Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri)
Feb 15th - Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
Feb 16th - Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
Feb 17th - Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
Feb 18th - Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
Feb 18th - K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
Feb 18th - Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
Feb 19th - Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
Feb 21st - Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
Feb 22nd - Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
Feb 23rd - Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
Feb 24th - Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
Feb 25th - William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
Feb 26th - Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
Feb 27th - Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
Feb 27th - Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
Feb 28th - Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey)
Mar 4th - Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)
Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou EnlaiPremier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai (Mar 5th) Mar 5th - Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China (d. 1976)
Mar 6th - Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
Mar 6th - Jay C Flippen, Little Rock AR, actor (Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay)
Mar 6th - Jimmy Conzelman, NFL QB/coach/team owner (Chicago)
Mar 6th - Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
Mar 7th - Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
Mar 8th - Louise Beavers, Cin Ohio, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other)
Mar 10th - Cy Kendall, St Louis Mo, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
Mar 11th - Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
Mar 12th - Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)
Mar 13th - Josie Sedgwick, TX, actress (Son of Oklahoma)
Mar 14th - Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
Mar 18th - Otto Jochum, composer
Mar 18th - Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
Mar 23rd - Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
Mar 23rd - Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
Mar 24th - Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
Mar 24th - George Alpert, railroad executive
Mar 26th - Renzo Massarani, composer
Mar 26th - Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
Mar 29th - Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
Mar 30th - Heinz Risse, writer
Mar 30th - Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)
Apr 1st - Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], NYC, actress (Blood & Sand)
Apr 1st - Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
Apr 1st - Roger Bastide, French sociologist
Apr 1st - William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
Apr 3rd - George Jessel, toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic)
Apr 3rd - Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Impressionist Painter Henri MatisseImpressionist Painter Henri Matisse (Jan 10th) Jan 10th - Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre
Mar 6th - Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York
May 25th - Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
Jul 10th - Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 75 of 75

Jan 3rd - James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70
Jan 4th - Frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73
Jan 11th - Gaetano Capocci, composer, dies at 86
Author and Mathematician Lewis CarrollAuthor and Mathematician Lewis Carroll (Jan 14th) Jan 14th - Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65
Jan 16th - Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802)
Jan 23rd - W A Remy, composer, dies at 66
Jan 28th - Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74
Feb 16th - Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
Feb 18th - Frances Willard, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58
Mar 1st - George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
Mar 11th - William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
Mar 12th - Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
Mar 15th - Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
Mar 16th - Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23
Mar 17th - Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), dies at 57, in Washington
Mar 18th - Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826)
Mar 19th - Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
Mar 27th - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
Mar 31st - Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies
Apr 12th - Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)
Apr 15th - Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader
Apr 18th - Gustave Moureau, painter, dies
Apr 21st - Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer, dies at 78
May 1st - Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81
British Prime Minister William GladstoneBritish Prime Minister William Gladstone (May 19th) May 19th - William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)
May 22nd - Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48
Jun 3rd - Nikolai Afanisev, composer, dies at 77
Jun 3rd - Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74
Jun 5th - Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian Shoemaker
Jun 6th - Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian, dies at 62
Jun 10th - Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language.
Jun 13th - Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1840)
Jun 17th - Edward Burne-Jones, English artist (b. 1833)
Jun 18th - George Ulyett, cricketer (949 runs 50 wkts for England 25 Tests), dies
Jun 22nd - Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
Jun 25th - Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist, dies at 70
Jul 7th - Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
Jul 8th - Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
Jul 11th - Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
Jul 12th - Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
Jul 15th - Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1825)
Jul 18th - Emil Hartmann, composer, dies at 62
Jul 20th - Yuri Arnold, composer, dies at 86
German Statesman Otto Von BismarckGerman Statesman Otto Von Bismarck (Jul 30th) Jul 30th - Otto Von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83
Aug 8th - Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
Aug 9th - Gardner Quincy Colton, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry, dies at 84
Aug 17th - Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56
Aug 21st - Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40
Aug 23rd - Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82
Aug 27th - John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law) dies with three of his children in a mountaineering accident in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland at 49
Sep 2nd - Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
Sep 2nd - Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
Sep 5th - Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds, disguised as man fought for union, dies
Sep 9th - Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
Sep 10th - Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60
Sep 11th - Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer, dies at 74
Sep 14th - Paul A Daum, writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies
Sep 14th - William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)
Sep 16th - Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827)
Sep 20th - Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
Sep 24th - Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
Sep 25th - Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
Sep 25th - Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73
Oct 12th - Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)
Oct 24th - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
Oct 30th - Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78
Nov 2nd - George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
Nov 4th - Jerome Hopkins, composer, dies at 62
Nov 20th - John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies
Nov 28th - C F Meyer, writer, dies at 73
Dec 13th - George Frederick Bristow, composer, dies at 72
Dec 16th - Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector (b. 1832)
Dec 24th - Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41
Dec 24th - Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI (b. 1828)
Dec 29th - Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74

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