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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 223

Jan 1st - Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
Jan 1st - The poll tax of £1 per head on all adult male inhabitants of Natal, South Africa, except indentured Indians and married Blacks, imposed by the Natal parliament in 1905, becomes payable.
Jan 4th - South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
Jan 6th - Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
Jan 8th - A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
Jan 10th - The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
Jan 12th - 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
Jan 12th - Football rules committee legalizes forward pass
Jan 12th - Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
Jan 13th - 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
Jan 16th - -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart HauptmannAuthor and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann Jan 19th - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
Jan 22nd - SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
Jan 25th - Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin," premieres in Madrid
Jan 27th - Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
Jan 29th - Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
Jan 31st - Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
Feb 1st - 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
Feb 1st - Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
Feb 2nd - Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
Feb 8th - Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given
Feb 9th - Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
Feb 10th - British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
Feb 10th - State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
Feb 12th - George Cohans musical "George Washington," premieres in NYC
Feb 15th - British Labour Party founded
Feb 18th - Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne," premieres in Paris
Feb 19th - WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin found Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co (later Kelloggs)
Feb 22nd - Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif
Feb 23rd - Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
Feb 24th - Tomas Estrada Palma defeats Jose Gomez in the election for president of Cuba, but Gomez and his followers refuse to accept results and sponsor an uprising
Feb 27th - France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
Feb 28th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
Mar 3rd - Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
Mar 6th - Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
Mar 6th - Heavy storm bursts dike flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
Mar 6th - Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
Mar 7th - Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
Mar 8th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
Mar 10th - 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
Mar 10th - Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
Mar 10th - Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
Mar 12th - Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
Mar 14th - Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
Mar 15th - Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
Mar 17th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
Mar 17th - The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Mar 19th - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw Mar 20th - George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London
Mar 24th - "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
Mar 27th - Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Mar 29th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
Mar 31st - GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
Apr 2nd - South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
Apr 5th - St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
Apr 6th - 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
Apr 7th - Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
Apr 7th - Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
Apr 9th - 3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
Apr 13th - Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt Apr 14th - US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress
Apr 15th - The Armenian organization AGBU is established.
Apr 18th - 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif
Apr 18th - Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht
Apr 18th - San Francisco earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroy 75% of city
Apr 18th - The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
Apr 19th - 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
Apr 19th - Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
Apr 19th - SF Earthquake ends killing 452
Apr 22nd - 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
Apr 22nd - New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
Apr 26th - 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
May 1st - Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
May 2nd - 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II May 2nd - Czar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat
May 3rd - British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
May 6th - "Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market Street, San Francisco
May 6th - Czar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)
May 8th - Phila A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
May 10th - Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
May 10th - Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel
May 13th - Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem
May 14th - Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
May 15th - NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
May 17th - Switzerland's Simplon Tunnel open to rail traffic
May 19th - Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes
May 19th - Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier
May 21st - Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
May 21st - The US and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande, increasingly diverted to the US for irrigation
May 22nd - 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
May 22nd - 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
May 22nd - Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
May 22nd - A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada
May 25th - After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
May 26th - Archaeological Institute of America forms
May 26th - Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
May 27th - 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
May 28th - Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
May 30th - 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
May 31st - Attack on King Alfonso XIII & Victoria of Battenberg in Madrid

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 489

Jan 1st - Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
Jan 1st - Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
Jan 3rd - Roman Brandstaetter, writer
Jan 5th - Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
Jan 6th - Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
Jan 6th - Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
Jan 8th - Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
Jan 8th - Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
Jan 11th - Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
Jan 11th - Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
Jan 11th - Robert Nesbitt, impresario
Jan 12th - Henny Youngman, England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
Jan 12th - Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
Jan 12th - Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
Jan 13th - Maxime Jacob, composer
Jan 14th - Walter Knape, composer
Jan 14th - William Bendix, NYC, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley)
Jan 15th - Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
Jan 15th - Rezso Kokai, composer
Jan 16th - Clement Greenberg, art critic
Jan 16th - Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
Jan 18th - Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
Jan 19th - Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
Jan 19th - Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
Jan 21st - Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
Jan 21st - John Putz, journalist
Jan 21st - Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
Jan 22nd - Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
Jan 22nd - Willa B Brown (Coffey), US black air pioneer (NAAA)
Jan 22nd - Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
Jan 23rd - Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
Jan 24th - Norman Cook, museum curator
Jan 27th - Radames Gnattali, composer
Jan 28th - Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
Jan 28th - Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
Jan 28th - Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
Jan 29th - Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
Jan 29th - Joe Primeau, NHL center
Jan 30th - Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill)
Jan 31st - Benjamin Frankel, composer
Jan 31st - R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
Feb 1st - Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
Feb 1st - Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
Feb 3rd - Ludvig Nielsen, composer
Feb 4th - Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
Feb 4th - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
Feb 4th - Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
Feb 5th - John Carradine, Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling)
Feb 7th - Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
Feb 7th - Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
Feb 8th - Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
Feb 8th - Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)
Feb 8th - Henry Roth, Austria-Hungary/US writer (Call it Sleep)
Feb 9th - Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
Feb 9th - André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
Feb 10th - Erik Rhodes, [Ernest Sharpe], actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz)
Feb 10th - Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist
Feb 10th - John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
Feb 10th - Lon Chaney Jr, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats)
Feb 10th - Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
Feb 11th - Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
Feb 13th - Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
Feb 15th - Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
Feb 16th - Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)
Feb 17th - Galo Plaza Lasso, pres of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
Feb 17th - Ramon Tapales, composer
Feb 18th - Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
Feb 19th - Grace Mary Williams, composer
Feb 19th - Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
Feb 22nd - Edmund von Borck, composer
Feb 22nd - Gale Gordon, Los Angeles California, actor (Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy)
Feb 24th - Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
Feb 25th - Boris Papandopulo, composer
Feb 25th - Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
Feb 25th - Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
Feb 25th - Warren Hymer, NYC, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob)
Feb 26th - Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
Feb 26th - Nikos Ghika, artist
Feb 27th - Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
Feb 27th - H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
Mobster Bugsy SiegelMobster Bugsy Siegel (Feb 28th) Feb 28th - Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas
Mar 3rd - Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
Mar 3rd - Donald Novis, Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
Mar 3rd - Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
Mar 4th - Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
Mar 4th - Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road bicycle racer (d. 1969)
Mar 4th - Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
Mar 6th - Bob Wills, TX, actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle)
Mar 6th - Lou Costello, Paterson NJ, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello)
Comedian and Actor Lou CostelloComedian and Actor Lou Costello (Mar 6th) Mar 7th - Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer
Mar 7th - Hans Lachman, composer
Mar 11th - Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
Mar 14th - Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer
Mar 16th - Francisco Ayala, writer
Mar 16th - Henny Youngman, London England, comedian (Take my wife please)
Mar 17th - Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], Berlin, actr (Gloria, Gold)
Mar 17th - Michael O'Shea, Hartford Ct, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life)
Mar 17th - Tamara Geva, dancer
Mar 18th - Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
Mar 19th - Adolf Eichmann, Ruhr Germany, Nazi Gestapo officer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

Composer Igor StravinskyComposer Igor Stravinsky (Jan 23rd) Jan 23rd - Composer Igor Stravinsky (23) weds Yekaterina Nosenko
Feb 17th - 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House
Mar 14th - Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 28th - Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 77 of 77

Jan 1st - Joseph Miroslav Weber, composer, dies at 51
Jan 1st - Sir Hugh Nelson, Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)
Jan 13th - Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
Jan 16th - Marshall Field, founder of Marshall Field and Company (b. 1834)
Jan 18th - Bartolomé Mitre, president of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84
Jan 25th - Joseph Wheeler II, Confederate General, dies at 70
Jan 25th - Pierre L Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Malines/Cardinal, dies at 78
Jan 29th - Christaan IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies
Poet Paul Laurence DunbarPoet Paul Laurence Dunbar (Feb 9th) Feb 9th - Paul Laurence Dunbar, black dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio
Feb 10th - Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician (b. 1827)
Feb 13th - Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
Feb 18th - Willem Doorenbos, literary/critic, dies at 85
Feb 18th - John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)
Feb 23rd - Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed
Feb 25th - Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
Feb 26th - Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70
Feb 27th - Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, dies at 71
Mar 1st - José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
Mar 4th - John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)
Mar 10th - Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67
Suffragette Susan Brownell AnthonySuffragette Susan Brownell Anthony (Mar 13th) Mar 13th - Susan Brownell Anthony, American suffragist, dies at 85
Mar 15th - Alfred Gilpin Jones, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
Mar 17th - Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
Mar 22nd - Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer, dies at 59
Mar 23rd - Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
Mar 29th - Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
Mar 30th - Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73
Apr 6th - Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
Apr 8th - Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950)
Apr 11th - Georgi Apollonovitch Gapon, Rus-orthodox clergyman/tsarist agent, dies
Apr 11th - James A Bailey, circus showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 58
Apr 11th - Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (b. 1839)
Apr 18th - Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)
Apr 19th - Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
Apr 19th - Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)
Apr 20th - Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26
Apr 25th - John Knowles Paine, US composer, dies at 67
May 14th - Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829)
May 23rd - Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78
May 30th - William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
May 31st - Hermann Schell, German theologist (Gott und Geist), dies at 56
May 31st - King Alfonso XIII, assassinated in Madrid
May 31st - Victoria von Battenberg, assassinated in Madrid
Jun 5th - Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
Jun 7th - Johan P Van de Kellen, stamp cutter/lithographer, dies at 74
Jun 8th - Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer, dies at 65
Jun 11th - Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
Jun 17th - Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player, dies
Jun 17th - William Dale, international legal consultant, dies
Jun 20th - John Clayton Adams, British landscape artist (b. 1840)
Jun 22nd - Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
Jun 25th - Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit
Jun 26th - Alexander Muir, poet (Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76
Jul 12th - Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer, dies at 70
Jul 19th - Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)
Jul 29th - Alexandre Luigini, composer, dies at 56
Aug 24th - Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
Aug 30th - Hans Auer, Swiss architect (b. 1847)
Sep 2nd - Guiseppe Giacosa, Ital screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
Sep 5th - Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1844)
Sep 13th - Georg Jacobi, composer, dies at 66
Sep 19th - Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
Sep 20th - Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834)
Sep 21st - Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)
Sep 23rd - Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor of Antwerp, dies
Oct 7th - Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
Oct 9th - Joseph F Glidden, inventor (barbed wire), dies
Oct 20th - William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
Oct 21st - [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, actress (Small Lord), dies at 55
French Painter Paul CézanneFrench Painter Paul Cézanne (Oct 22nd) Oct 22nd - Paul Cézanne, French Post-Impressionist painter (b. 1839)
Nov 4th - John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
Nov 9th - Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
Nov 14th - Hendrik J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies
Nov 22nd - Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
Dec 7th - Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)
Dec 14th - John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer, dies at 78
Dec 21st - Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58

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