United States of America in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,692

  • 1908-07-26 United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
  • 1908-08-20 America's Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to be greeted with a tremendous welcome; 221 American sailors desert to remain in Australia
  • 1908-10-14 Baseball Writers Association of America forms
  • 1908-11-22 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0
  • 1909-04-06 North Pole reached by Americans Robert Peary & Matthew Henson
  • 1909-04-09 The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States
  • 1909-08-11 SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
  • 1910-02-08 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • 1910-04-14 Pan American Union forms
  • 1910-09-12 United States' 1st known female cop appointed, Alice Stebbins Wells by LAPD
  • 1911-04-27 Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate.
  • 1911-05-11 The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1911-05-12 American economic expert W Morgan Schuster arrives by invitation to assume almost dictatorial power over Persia's finances; a move resented by Russia

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1911-07-24 American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • 1911-08-08 The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
  • 1911-08-08 Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
  • 1911-08-14 United States Senate leaders begin to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
  • 1911-08-29 Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1911-11-18 Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance

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1911-12-03 Willis Carrier presents his influencial "Rational Psychrometric Formulae" on air conditioning to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Engineer Willis Carrier
Willis Carrier
  • 1912-03-22 Agnes Martin, Macklin Canada, Canadian-American abstract painter
  • 1912-08-24 District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States
  • 1912-11-25 American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois
  • 1913-02-15 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC
  • 1913-03-10 William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • 1913-06-25 American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1913-07-10 Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
  • 1914-02-13 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
  • 1914-04-06 American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded
  • 1914-05-16 American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City
  • 1914-08-06 Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.

MurderMurder of Interest

1914-08-15 A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1914-08-19 In a message to the Senate, US President Woodrow Wilson urges the American people to be 'neutral in fact as well as name'

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1914-10-15 ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded
  • 1914-12-26 US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, on the same day Germans announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure; weakens America's protest

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1915-02-08 D. W. Griffith's silent film "The Birth of a Nation" opens at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles - first 12-reel film in America

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith
  • 1915-04-04 Germany protests vigorously to the US, claiming it must insist that Britain lifts its blockade and assert American neutrality
  • 1915-06-21 The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
  • 1915-07-08 The Germans reply to US President Woodrow Wilson's second Lusitania note by saying that Americans may sail on clearly marked neutral ships, but Germany does not deal with Wilson's other demands
  • 1915-07-21 Wilson sends the third Lusitania note, warning Germany that future infringement of American rights will be deemed 'deliberately unfriendly'
  • 1915-11-12 Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry
  • 1916-01-10 In retaliation for President Woodrow Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood
  • 1916-02-16 The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania
  • 1916-02-22 The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'
  • 1916-04-10 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City.
  • 1916-05-13 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day
  • 1916-05-15 Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924
  • 1916-06-15 Boys Scouts of America forms
  • 1916-06-21 President Carranza orders his troops to oppose American soldiers at Carrazil, Mexico; 18 American soldiers are killed or wounded
  • 1916-09-27 1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians
  • 1916-12-14 America's first board certified doctors are named by the American Board of Ophthalmology following an examination at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, TN

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1917-02-05 The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing leave Mexico; President Carranza will be assassinated within the next year

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • 1917-03-20 After the sinking of 3 more American merchant ships, US President Woodrow Wilson meets with cabinet, who agree that war is inevitable
  • 1917-05-18 US Congress passes Selective Service Act, authorizing the federal government to raise a national army for the American entry into World War I through compulsory enlistment
  • 1917-05-18 First units of the American Expeditionary Force, commanded by General John J. Pershing, is ordered to France
  • 1917-05-21 Leo Pinckney, 1st American drafted during WW I
  • 1917-06-04 American men begin registering for the draft

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1917-07-28 Silent Parade organised by James Weldon Johnson of 10,000 African-Americans who march on 5th Ave in NYC to protest against lynching

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1917-10-21 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I: US troops enter front lines at Sommervillier under French command
  • 1917-12-26 US Federal government took over operation of American railroads for duration of WW I
  • 1918-03-13 American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms
  • 1918-04-03 US House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler
  • 1918-06-12 1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France
  • 1918-10-08 American soldier Alvin York single-handedly attacks German gun nest, killing 25 and capturing 132 Germans
  • 1918-11-06 WW I: On the Western Front, Germany is now retreating as French and American troops cross the Meuse and move to take Sedan
  • 1918-12-15 American Jewish Congress holds its 1st meeting
  • 1918-12-26 After spending Christmas with American troops in France, Wilson goes to London for preliminary discussions about the forthcoming peace conference
  • 1919-02-15 American Legion organizes in Paris
  • 1919-02-27 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
  • 1919-03-15 American Legion forms (Paris)
  • 1919-08-18 Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-08-31 John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
  • 1919-09-02 Communist Party of America organizes in Chicago
  • 1919-09-16 American Legion incorporated by an act of US Congress
  • 1919-10-17 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
  • 1919-11-10 American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)
  • 1919-12-19 American Meteorological Society found
  • 1919-12-20 Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
  • 1920-01-20 The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
  • 1920-05-20 Mexican President Venustiano Carranza, under attack by American petroleum companies, faces an armed rebellion by right-wing Sonoro triumvirate after nationalizing subsoil rights
  • 1920-06-05 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco (later Bank of America)
  • 1920-07-27 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
  • 1920-11-01 American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.
  • 1920-11-27 "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film
  • 1920-12-18 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US

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1920-12-20 Bob Hope becomes an American citizen

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope

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1921-03-04 Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1921-05-06 American Soccer League forms
  • 1921-09-07 In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant, a two-day event, is held.
  • 1921-09-08 1st Miss America crowned in Atlantic City - Margaret Gorman (16) of Washington, D.C.
  • 1921-09-09 Guatamala, Honduras, and San Salvador agree to Central American Union
  • 1921-10-28 First American gubernatorial recall election is held in South Dakota. Governor Lynn Frazier loses to Ragnvald A. Nestos.
  • 1921-11-01 National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League

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1921-12-23 Gangster Carlo Gambino enters the United States as an illegal immigrant on the SS Vincenzo Florio

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino
  • 1922-05-10 The United States annexes the Kingman Reef in n the North Pacific Ocean
  • 1922-09-22 US Congress passes the Cable Act, under which an American women who marries an 'alien' will not lose citizenship; neither will a women marrying an American automatically become a citizen
  • 1923-02-02 US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries
  • 1923-04-07 Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
  • 1923-07-13 American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognised dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia
  • 1923-08-05 1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 10,228

  • 1865-08-27 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)
  • 1865-10-17 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)
  • 1865-10-18 Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (d. 1946)
  • 1865-10-23 Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)
  • 1865-10-26 Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman, who dies aboard the Titanic, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1912)

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1865-11-02 Warren G. Harding, 29th US President (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio (d. 1923)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1865-12-20 Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (d. 1950)
  • 1866-01-08 William G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)

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1866-04-13 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage), born in Beaver, Utah (d. 1908)

  • 1866-08-08 Matthew A Henson, 1st African American to reach North Pole (Jun 4 1909)
  • 1866-11-13 Abraham Flexner, American educator (d. 1959)
  • 1866-11-17 Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)

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1866-11-28 Henry Bacon, American architect (Lincoln Memorial), born in Watseka, Illinois (d. 1924)

Architect Henry Bacon
Henry Bacon
  • 1866-12-02 Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, African American composer (Springarn Medal)
  • 1867-01-21 James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)
  • 1867-02-26 Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)

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1867-03-29 Cy Young [Denton True Young], American baseball pitcher (most wins in MLB history), born in Gilmore, Ohio (d. 1955)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young

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1867-04-16 Wilbur Wright, American aviator (Wright Brothers), born in Millville, Indiana (d. 1912)

Aviator Wilbur Wright
Wilbur Wright
  • 1867-04-24 Fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)

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1867-06-08 Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (Guggenheim) recognized as "the greatest American architect of all time", born in Richland Center, Wisconsin (d. 1959)

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1867-07-05 A. E. Douglass, American astronomer and inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating), born in Windsor, Vermont (d. 1962)

Archaeologist and astronomer A. E. Douglass
Archaeologist and astronomer
A. E. Douglass
  • 1867-07-25 Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)
  • 1867-07-28 Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1867-07-31 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (d. 1966)
  • 1867-08-02 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1867-08-22 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1867-08-25 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1951)
  • 1867-09-05 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American composer and pianist (d. 1944)
  • 1867-09-26 Maggie L Walker, African American business & civic leader
  • 1868-01-01 Snitz Edwards, American actor (d. 1937)

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1868-03-22 Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923), born in Morrison, Illinois (d. 1953)

  • 1868-04-21 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Common lot), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • 1868-05-10 Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)
  • 1868-05-17 Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturer (d. 1920)
  • 1868-05-19 John Fillmore Hayford, Rouses Point New York, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth)
  • 1868-06-03 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Camagüey Cuba, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever)
  • 1868-06-29 George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)
  • 1868-07-04 Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)
  • 1868-08-16 Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate, credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States, born in Mill Spring, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • 1868-08-22 Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research
  • 1869-01-23 Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)

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1869-03-21 Albert Kahn, American architect (architect of Detroit), born in Rhaunen, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1942

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • 1869-06-27 Kate Carew, American caricaturist (d. 1961)
  • 1869-07-01 William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)

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1869-09-23 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient ('Typhoid Mary') 1st person in the US known to be immune to typhoid, and carrier of the disease (infected at least 51 people in New York City), born in Cookstown, Ireland (d. 1938)

  • 1869-11-11 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1901)
  • 1869-11-25 Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer (d. 1934)
  • 1869-12-05 Ellis Parker Butler, American author (d. 1937)
  • 1870-01-11 Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)
  • 1870-01-13 Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist (d. 1959)
  • 1870-01-15 Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
  • 1870-02-18 William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)
  • 1870-04-21 Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1870-05-06 Amedos Peter Giannine, founded Bank of America, born in San Jose, California
  • 1870-05-19 Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)
  • 1870-05-24 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)
  • 1870-07-25 Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)
  • 1870-09-07 Thomas Curtis, American athlete (d. 1944)
  • 1870-09-18 Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian)
  • 1870-09-30 Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)
  • 1870-11-03 John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding)
  • 1870-11-25 Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)
  • 1870-12-12 Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)
  • 1870-12-13 Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (d. 1940)
  • 1870-12-25 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)
  • 1871-03-01 Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
  • 1871-04-08 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)
  • 1871-05-11 Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)
  • 1871-05-19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Napanee Ontario, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping

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1871-06-17 James Weldon Johnson, American civil rights activist, leader of the NAACP and Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1938)

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1871-08-01 John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)
  • 1871-08-02 John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
  • 1871-08-27 Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)
  • 1871-09-01 J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)
  • 1871-09-26 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)
  • 1871-10-02 Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect (d. 1959)
  • 1871-11-09 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1871-12-05 Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
  • 1872-01-11 George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)
  • 1872-01-31 Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
  • 1872-02-01 Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)
  • 1872-02-01 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)
  • 1872-03-13 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist
  • 1872-04-05 Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist (d. 1962)
  • 1872-04-07 William Monroe Trotter, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, newspaper editor and African-American rights activist
  • 1872-04-18 Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, Mauston, Wisconsin, USA, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi
  • 1872-04-29 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1930)

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1872-06-27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)

  • 1872-07-29 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)
  • 1872-08-02 George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)
  • 1873-01-11 John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)
  • 1873-01-30 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins), born in Terre Haute. Indiana
  • 1873-03-03 William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)
  • 1873-03-04 Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)
  • 1873-03-07 Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (d. 1959)
  • 1873-04-13 John W. Davis, American politician (d. 1955)
  • 1873-07-01 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)
  • 1873-08-06 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, born in Nashville, Tennessee (or 1871) (d. 1925)
  • 1873-08-17 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (d. 1946)
  • 1873-09-21 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 5,055

  • 1931-12-23 Wilson Bentley, American scientist (b. 1865)
  • 1932-03-01 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1906)
  • 1932-04-27 Hart Crane, American writer (b. 1899)
  • 1932-06-22 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (b. 1892)
  • 1932-07-07 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian (b. 1844)
  • 1932-07-09 King C. Gillette, American inventor of the safety razor (b. 1885)
  • 1932-11-22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1932-11-27 Evelyn Preer, American actress and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1933-01-17 Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
  • 1933-01-26 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • 1933-01-29 Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)

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1933-03-02 Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), dies of a heart attack at 73

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh
  • 1933-03-26 Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)

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1933-05-26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1933-06-02 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (b. 1878)
  • 1933-07-15 Freddie Keppard, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1933-08-28 Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
  • 1933-09-25 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • 1933-11-05 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • 1934-01-30 Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)

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1934-05-23 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
  • 1934-06-06 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor and early television pioneer (also invented the altimeter and automobile self-starter) dies at 66
  • 1934-07-12 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)

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1934-07-28 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer

  • 1934-08-28 Doris Ulmann, American photographer dies aged 52
  • 1934-09-02 Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
  • 1934-10-12 Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer dies aged 82
  • 1934-10-25 Frank Sprague, American Inventor of the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77
  • 1934-11-08 James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73
  • 1934-12-13 Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (b. 1854)
  • 1934-12-15 Maggie L. Walker, African American teacher and businesswoman (1st female Bank President),dies at 69
  • 1935-01-16 Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)

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1935-03-06 Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, American jurist, dies of pneumonia at 93

  • 1935-03-23 Florence Moore, American actress (b. 1886)
  • 1935-04-29 Leroy Carr, American blues singer-songwriter, dies at 30
  • 1935-07-26 Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (b. 1871)
  • 1935-08-17 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, dies at 75

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1935-09-08 Edward L. Doheny, American oil tycoon, dies of natural causes at 79

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • 1935-12-09 Walter Liggett, American crusading newspaper editor and muckraker (b. 1886)
  • 1936-01-16 Albert Fish, American serial killer, executed at 65
  • 1936-04-13 Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 1936-04-26 Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)
  • 1936-06-11 Robert E. Howard, American author (b. 1906)
  • 1936-06-11 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • 1936-07-11 James Murray, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1936-10-08 William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)
  • 1936-10-20 Anne Sullivan, American teacher (b. 1866)
  • 1936-11-06 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)
  • 1936-12-02 John Ringling, American circus owner (b. 1866)
  • 1937-03-09 Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (b. 1864)
  • 1937-03-11 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)
  • 1937-03-15 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), dies at 46
  • 1937-04-29 William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)

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1937-05-23 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1937-07-09 Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
  • 1937-07-11 George Gershwin, American composer (An American in Paris), dies at 38
  • 1937-07-31 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, dies at 85

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1937-08-26 Andrew Mellon, American banker (Mellon Bank), industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon
  • 1937-09-23 Caro Roma [Carrie Northey], American composer and singer, dies at 68
  • 1937-10-15 James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail) dies at 70
  • 1937-12-29 Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)
  • 1938-01-08 Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (b. 1880)
  • 1938-01-17 William Pickering, American astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79

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1938-02-07 Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer and founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, dies at 69

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • 1938-02-18 David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)
  • 1938-03-02 Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
  • 1938-03-04 George Foster Peabody, American politician (b. 1852)
  • 1938-04-10 Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
  • 1938-04-24 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
  • 1938-05-26 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), dies at 81

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1938-06-26 James Weldon Johnson, African American leader (NAACP), dies in a car crash at 67

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1938-07-09 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (b. 1870)
  • 1938-07-21 Owen Wister, American author (b. 1860)
  • 1938-09-19 Pauline Frederick, American actress (b. 1883)
  • 1938-09-28 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, dies at 48
  • 1938-09-28 Charles Duryea, American inventor (first American car), dies at 76
  • 1938-09-28 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, born in New York City (d. 1938)
  • 1938-10-13 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)
  • 1938-11-09 Edward Murray East, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59

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1938-11-11 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

  • 1938-12-20 Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (b. 1850)
  • 1938-12-23 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Chimes), dies at 70
  • 1938-12-27 Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (b. 1889)

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1939-01-05 Amelia Earhart, American aviator and 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, declared dead at 41 after her disappearance over the Pacific Ocean in 1937

  • 1939-03-19 Lloyd L. Gaines, American civil rights activist
  • 1939-03-27 Constance Lindsay Skinner, Quesnel British Columbia, Canadian author (Rivers of America), dies at 57
  • 1939-06-04 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (b. 1900)
  • 1939-06-16 Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (b. 1905)
  • 1939-07-19 Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (b. 1850)
  • 1939-08-02 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883)
  • 1939-10-29 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (b. 1864)
  • 1939-11-03 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), dies at 79
  • 1940-03-04 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)

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1940-05-03 Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, dies at 84

Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper
Soldier and Former Slave
Henry Ossian Flipper
  • 1940-05-25 Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873)
  • 1940-06-21 Smedley Butler, American Marine general (b. 1881)
  • 1940-08-08 Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1940-08-17 Billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant and 1st American serviceman killed in action in World War II, dies at 29

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1940-08-18 Walter Chrysler, American founder of car company Chrysler, dies at 65

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • 1940-08-21 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", dies at 77