United States of America in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 1,692


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1870-07-14 The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 1870-08-08 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (England) in 2nd running of America's Cup
  • 1870-10-19 1st African Americans (4) elected to US House of Representatives
  • 1871-10-23 Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America's Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1872-11-05 American women's right to vote advocate Susan B. Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • 1873-01-17 A group of Modoc warriors defeats the United States Army in the First Battle of the Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1873-07-01 Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1873-08-04 Indian Wars: whilst protecting a railroad survey party in Montana, US 7th Cavalry, under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer, clashes for the 1st time with the Sioux near the Tongue River. 1 man killed on each side.

  • 1873-12-30 American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money
  • 1874-03-18 Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
  • 1874-11-25 The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.
  • 1875-10-22 Sons of American Revolution organizes
  • 1876-01-31 The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
  • 1876-08-12 Madeline (US) beats Countess Dufferin (Canada) in 4th America's Cup
  • 1876-10-06 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • 1876-11-25 Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

BattleBattle of Interest

1877-01-08 Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1877-05-05 Indian Wars: Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the United States Army under Colonel Nelson Miles.

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1877-12-07 Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of "Scientific American"

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1877-12-22 "American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
  • 1878-05-24 CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston
  • 1878-07-26 In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.
  • 1878-08-21 American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY
  • 1879-09-05 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole
  • 1880-02-16 American Society of Mechanical Engineers forms (NYC)
  • 1880-05-31 League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport RI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1881-05-21 American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

Humanitarian Clara Barton
Humanitarian
Clara Barton
  • 1881-10-15 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published
  • 1881-11-15 American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1882-04-03 American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • 1882-10-28 Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
  • 1882-12-11 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
  • 1883-02-23 American Anti-Vivisection Society organized (Philadelphia)
  • 1883-05-01 NY Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers as 1st American pro sports trainer
  • 1883-11-03 US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can't be Americans
  • 1883-11-03 American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.
  • 1883-11-06 NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
  • 1884-05-01 Proclamation of the demand for eight-hour workday in the United States.
  • 1884-09-23 American Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine, the beginning of data processing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1884-11-04 Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. (He he only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms)

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1884-12-01 American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.
  • 1885-03-03 American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
  • 1885-07-01 The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
  • 1885-08-10 Leo Daft opens America's 1st commercially operated electric streetcar in Baltimore
  • 1885-09-16 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
  • 1886-03-17 Carrollton Massacre (Mississippi) 20 African Americans killed
  • 1886-06-01 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.
  • 1886-09-11 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1886-12-08 American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers
  • 1887-02-08 The Dawes Act authorizes the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments. Those who accepted allotments and lived separately from the tribe were granted United States citizenship.
  • 1887-03-02 American Trotting Association organized in Detroit
  • 1887-03-03 American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa
  • 1887-09-30 Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup
  • 1887-11-23 Opera "Trumpeter of S√§ckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
  • 1888-02-22 John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1888-06-23 Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1888-07-27 Philip Pratt unveils 1st American electric tricycle
  • 1888-08-21 American inventor William Seward Burroughs patents the adding machine
  • 1888-10-20 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
  • 1889-02-09 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is established as a Cabinet-level agency.
  • 1889-08-29 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport RI)
  • 1889-10-02 1st Pan American conference (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1889-10-02 In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.
  • 1889-11-02 North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state in the United States
  • 1889-12-14 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila
  • 1890-01-25 National Afro-American League forms in Chicago
  • 1890-01-25 United Mine Workers of America forms
  • 1890-04-14 Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1890-06-06 United States Polo Association forms, NYC
  • 1890-10-11 Daughters of American Revolution founded
  • 1891-07-26 Henry James' "American" premieres in London
  • 1891-08-05 world's 1st traveler's cheques issued (American Express)
  • 1891-09-20 The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.
  • 1892-04-19 Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)
  • 1892-05-19 National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded
  • 1892-07-08 American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass
  • 1892-08-13 US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
  • 1893-02-24 The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.
  • 1893-07-22 Katharine Lee Bates writes "America the Beautiful" in Colorado
  • 1893-10-13 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York
  • 1894-05-11 American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co
  • 1894-06-25 American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike
  • 1894-12-22 United States Golf Association forms (NYC)
  • 1895-06-20 1st female PhD from an American University, earned by Caroline Willard Baldwin (in Science) at Cornell University
  • 1895-06-28 El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union
  • 1895-07-04 Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful"
  • 1895-08-19 American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.
  • 1895-09-09 American Bowling Congress forms (NYC)
  • 1895-09-12 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • 1895-11-28 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH
  • 1895-12-17 Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, D.C.
  • 1896-03-08 Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
  • 1896-04-06 1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history
  • 1896-05-26 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
  • 1896-07-21 National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's
  • 1897-01-23 Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 10,214

  • 1841-05-10 James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)
  • 1841-05-29 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)
  • 1841-07-05 William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1841-09-08 Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of US President James A. Garfield, born in Freeport, Illinois (d. 1882)

  • 1841-11-13 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)
  • 1841-12-05 Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1842-01-11 William James, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism), born in NYC, New York

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • 1842-03-28 William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1842-06-24 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust), born in Meigs County, Ohio (d. 1914)

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1842-12-03 Phoebe Hearst, American socialite (d. 1919)
  • 1842-12-03 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • 1843-01-08 John H. Moffitt, American politician (d. 1926)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1843-01-10 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), born in Clay County, Missouri (d. 1915)

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James
  • 1843-04-15 Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)
  • 1843-09-25 Thomas Chrowder Cham Mattoon Illinois, American Geologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1843-09-25 Melville Reuben Bissell, Hartwick New York, American inventor (carpet sweeper)
  • 1843-10-22 Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)
  • 1843-11-25 Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)
  • 1843-11-27 Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)
  • 1843-12-23 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1844-05-02 Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor of African descent, notable for his 57 US patents (lubrication of steam engines), born in Colchester, Ontario (d. 1929)

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Inventor
Elijah McCoy
  • 1844-06-01 John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1844-07-25 Thomas Eakins, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins
  • 1844-08-22 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer whose disastrous expedition provided evidence to support the theory of trans-Arctic oceanic drift, born in New York City
  • 1844-09-20 William H. Illingworth, American photographer (d. 1893)
  • 1844-10-12 George W Cable, American writer (Northampton Years)
  • 1844-10-30 Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)
  • 1844-11-10 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American theologian (d. 1932)
  • 1845-06-22 Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)
  • 1845-08-24 James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
  • 1845-11-03 Edward Douglass White, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)
  • 1845-12-12 Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)
  • 1846-02-10 Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)
  • 1846-02-14 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
  • 1846-05-22 Oliver Perry Hay, Saluda Indiana, American Paleontologist
  • 1846-06-11 William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)
  • 1846-07-19 Charles Edward Pickering, pioneered American spectroscopist
  • 1846-07-26 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880)
  • 1846-08-23 Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)
  • 1846-09-05 John W Cromwell, Secy (American Negro Academy)
  • 1846-11-25 Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
  • 1847-08-23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)
  • 1848-02-20 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
  • 1848-03-18 Nathaniel Herreshoff, America Cup yacht designer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1848-03-19 Wyatt Earp, American sheriff (OK Corral), born in Monmouth, Illinois (d. 1929)

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • 1848-03-25 William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1848-08-22 Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)
  • 1848-09-04 Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1849-03-07 Luther Burbank, American horticulturist who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants, born in Lancaster, Massachusetts (d. 1926)

Horticulturist Luther Burbank
Horticulturist
Luther Burbank
  • 1849-04-17 William R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1923)
  • 1849-05-06 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, born in Philipsburg, Quebec (d. 1896)
  • 1849-06-29 John Hunn, American businessman (d. 1926)
  • 1849-11-24 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • 1850-01-10 John Wellborn Root, American architect (d. 1891)
  • 1850-01-18 Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1850-01-27 Samuel Gompers, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), born in London, England

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers
  • 1850-03-07 Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921)
  • 1850-04-16 Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Association)
  • 1850-04-20 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
  • 1850-06-05 Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)
  • 1850-06-19 David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)
  • 1850-07-11 Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (d. 1938)
  • 1850-07-18 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)
  • 1850-11-05 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
  • 1850-12-09 Emma Abbott, American soprano (d. 1891)
  • 1851-01-17 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
  • 1851-02-01 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • 1851-03-19 William Henry Stark, American business leader (d. 1936)
  • 1851-04-13 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
  • 1851-07-07 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1851-08-14 Doc Holliday, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1887)

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • 1851-08-19 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1851-09-07 Edward Ashael Birge, American pioneer in limnology (d. 1950)
  • 1851-11-06 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal) (d. 1902)
  • 1851-12-21 Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
  • 1852-01-08 James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)
  • 1852-04-13 Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman, founder of F. W. Woolworth Co, born in Rodman, New York (d. 1919)
  • 1852-04-23 Edwin Markham, US, poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1852-05-01 Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman (Wild Bill Hickok), born in Princeton, Missouri (d. 1903)

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Frontierswoman
Calamity Jane
  • 1852-05-18 Gertrude K√§sebier, pioneering American photgrapher, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1852-09-15 Edward Bouchet, American physicist (d. 1918)
  • 1853-01-17 Alva Belmont, American socialite & suffragette (d. 1933)
  • 1853-10-29 Josephine Beall Bruce, African American activist (NACW) Philadelphia Pa.
  • 1853-11-09 Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906)
  • 1853-11-13 John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927)
  • 1853-11-24 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921)
  • 1853-11-28 Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)
  • 1854-01-09 Jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
  • 1854-04-01 Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
  • 1854-05-24 John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy (d. 1918)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1854-07-12 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera) and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, born in Waterville, New York (d. 1932)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1854-09-17 David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d. 1929)
  • 1854-10-26 C. W. Post, American manufacturer of breakfast cereals, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1914)
  • 1854-11-03 Jokichi Takamine, Takaoka Toyama, Japanese-American Biochemist who isolated adrenalin (epinephrine), which causes the body to respond to emergencies, the first pure hormone isolated from natural sources
  • 1855-01-23 John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)
  • 1855-03-12 John White, American composer (d. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1855-03-13 Percival "Percy" Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Astronomer
Percival Lowell
  • 1855-05-01 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter , born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1855-05-08 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1855-07-30 James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 5,055


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-10-26 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist, dies of heart failure at 86

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • 1902-12-04 Charles Dow, American journalist (Dow Jones & Company - Wall Street Journal) (b. 1851)
  • 1903-03-16 Roy Bean, American jurist
  • 1903-05-29 Bruce Price, American architect (b. 1845)
  • 1903-06-22 George White, African American resident of Delaware, lynched
  • 1903-07-22 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American emancipationist (b. 1810)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-08-01 Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, dies at 51

Frontierswoman Calamity Jane
Frontierswoman
Calamity Jane

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-08-28 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), dies at 81

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted

BattleExecution

1903-11-20 Tom Horn, American gunfighter and outlaw, hanged to death at 42

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • 1904-02-02 William C. Whitney, American financier (b. 1841)
  • 1904-08-22 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, dies at 54
  • 1905-02-20 Jeremiah W. Farnham, American merchant captain
  • 1905-03-06 John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician (b. 1818)
  • 1905-04-28 Fitzhugh Lee, American Confederate general (b. 1835)
  • 1905-07-08 Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906-02-09 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

  • 1906-02-18 John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)
  • 1906-02-27 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1906-03-13 Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and women's suffrage movement leader, dies at 85

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • 1906-04-11 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (b. 1839)
  • 1906-09-20 Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834)
  • 1906-11-04 John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
  • 1907-04-23 Alfred Packer, American Cannibal (b. 1842)
  • 1907-05-26 Ida McKinley, First Lady of the United States (b. 1847)
  • 1907-06-27 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
  • 1907-08-30 Richard Mansfield, American actor and manager (b. 1857)
  • 1908-03-11 Revd Benjamin Waugh, American activist (b. 1839)
  • 1908-03-25 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (b. 1851)
  • 1908-07-10 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (b. 1839)
  • 1908-08-26 Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (b. 1837)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-11-07 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42

  • 1908-11-12 William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), dies at 60
  • 1909-04-09 Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • 1909-06-10 Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
  • 1909-06-24 Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)
  • 1909-09-09 Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad entrepreneur (b. 1848)
  • 1909-11-18 Renee Vivien, British-born poet, wrote in French, dies at 32
  • 1909-12-26 Frederic Remington, American artist (b. 1861)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-04-21 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1910-06-05 O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1910-07-04 Melville Fuller, American 8th Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-08-26 William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • 1910-12-31 John Moisant, American aviator (b. 1868)
  • 1910-12-31 Arch Hoxsey, American aviator (b. 1884)
  • 1911-01-24 David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1911-03-13 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • 1911-04-13 George Washington Glick, American politician (b. 1827)
  • 1911-04-13 John McLane, American politician (b. 1852)
  • 1911-06-09 Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
  • 1911-06-11 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (b. 1815)
  • 1911-08-08 William P. Frye, American politician (b. 1830)
  • 1911-08-09 John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing, dies following an unsuccessful operation to remove a throat tumor at 56
  • 1911-10-29 Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, SC
  • 1911-11-09 Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1912-04-12 Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90

Humanitarian Clara Barton
Humanitarian
Clara Barton
  • 1912-04-15 William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)
  • 1912-05-25 Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860)
  • 1912-10-30 James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)
  • 1912-11-28 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870)
  • 1913-07-07 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General (b.1841)
  • 1913-10-10 Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (b. 1839)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914-01-11 Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce
  • 1914-05-09 C.W. Post, American food manufacturer of breakfast cereals, commits suicide at 59
  • 1914-12-12 Watkins Lewis Africa American lynched in Shrevport, Louisiana
  • 1914-12-27 Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and inventor (b. 1863)
  • 1915-01-15 Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure and author dies aged 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1915-02-18 Frank James, American outlaw (member of the James-Younger gang), dies at 72

Outlaw Frank James
Outlaw
Frank James

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1915-03-21 Frederick Winslow Taylor, American mechanical engineer and the father of scientific management, dies of influenza at 58

Mechanical Engineer Frederick Winslow Taylor
Mechanical Engineer
Frederick Winslow Taylor
  • 1915-04-16 Nelson W. Aldrich, American politician (b. 1841)
  • 1915-04-25 Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (b. 1830)
  • 1915-05-08 Henry McNeal Turner, 1 African American Methodist Bishop and 1st African American army chaplain, dies at 82

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1915-07-16 ellen white, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, dies at 87

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • 1915-08-17 Leo Frank, American convict, hanged in 1915 by a lynch mob in Georgia
  • 1915-08-26 John Bunny American comedian (b. 1863)
  • 1915-09-11 William Sprague IV, American politician (b. 1830)
  • 1915-09-11 William Cornelius Van Horne, American railway executive (b. 1843)
  • 1915-09-13 Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
  • 1916-01-03 Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)
  • 1916-01-08 Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (b. 1860)
  • 1916-04-11 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1916-04-19 Ephraim Shay, American inventor (b. 1839)

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1916-05-30 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, dies at 82

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby

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1916-06-25 Thomas Eakins, American artist, dies at 71

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins
  • 1916-07-04 Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  • 1916-07-18 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • 1916-07-22 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • 1916-07-26 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthrophist, only commissioned woman in US Confederate Army, dies at 82
  • 1916-10-28 Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  • 1916-10-31 Charles Taze Russell, American founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1852)

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1916-11-12 Percival Lowell, American astronomer (predicted discovery of Pluto) and founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, dies of a stroke at 61

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Astronomer
Percival Lowell
  • 1916-11-14 Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • 1916-11-22 Jack London, American activist and author (Call of the Wild), dies at 40
  • 1916-11-24 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  • 1917-01-10 William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American Wild West hunter and showman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West), dies at 70
  • 1917-03-25 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (b. 1832)
  • 1917-06-15 Lillian Bassman, Russian emigrant to America, photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), (d. 2012)
  • 1917-08-01 Frank Little, American labor organizer (lynched) (b. 1879)
  • 1917-10-13 Florence La Badie, American actress
  • 1917-12-17 Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • 1918-01-08 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)