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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 103

Jan 2nd - Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
Jan 13th - Richard Wagner completes his opera "Parsifal"
Jan 15th - 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH)
Jan 17th - 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
Jan 25th - Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
Jan 26th - France government of Gambetta falls
Feb 3rd - Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
Feb 6th - The society of the Knights of Columbus forms in New Haven, Connecticut
Feb 7th - Last bare knuckle champion John L Sullivan KOs Paddy Ryan in Miss
Feb 10th - Rimski-Korsakov's opera "Snyegurochka" premieres in St Petersburg
Feb 12th - Social-Democratic Union forms in Amsterdam
Feb 15th - 1st cargo of frozen meat leaves NZ for Britain, on SS Dunedin
Feb 17th - 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
Feb 21st - NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
Composer Richard WagnerComposer Richard Wagner Feb 22nd - With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
Feb 22nd - The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
Feb 28th - 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
Mar 3rd - NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings
Mar 4th - Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
Mar 6th - Monarch Milan Obrenovic of Serbia crowns himself king
Mar 11th - Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
Mar 16th - US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
Mar 18th - Morgan Earp is assassinated by outlaws while playing billiards in Tombstone
Mar 22nd - Edmunds Act adopted by the US to suppress polygamy, 1300 men later imprisoned under the act
Mar 24th - German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
Microbiologist Robert KochMicrobiologist Robert Koch Mar 24th - 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard Seaman wins
Mar 25th - 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
Mar 29th - Knights of Columbus chartered for Catholic men
Apr 3rd - Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks
Apr 3rd - American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.
Apr 10th - Captain William Matson founds his shipping company (San Francisco & Hawaii)
Apr 13th - Anti-Semitic League forms in Prussia
Apr 29th - The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
May 6th - Chinese Exclusion Act: US Congress ceases Chinese immigration
May 6th - Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria
May 6th - Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria May 8th - David Belasco's "La Belle Russe" premieres in NYC
May 9th - Telegraph Hill RR Co organized
May 13th - Toba indians killed 20 members of French expedition
May 15th - May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
May 16th - 8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40.00
May 20th - Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
May 20th - Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" (Gengangere) premieres in Chicago
May 20th - St Gotthard rail tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens
May 23rd - 6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
May 27th - 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44.5
Jun 2nd - Pierre de Brazza festival welcomed in Paris
Jun 5th - Storm & floods hits Bombay; about 100,000 die
Jun 6th - Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay, India) drowns 100,000
Jun 6th - Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
Jun 6th - The Shewan forces of Menelik defeat the Gojjame army in the Battle of Embabo. The Shewans capture Negus Tekle Haymanot of Gojjam, and heir victory leads to a Shewan hegemony over the territories south of the Abay River.
Jun 8th - 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
Jun 10th - Anti-colonization mass society of Alexandria Egypt kills 50 Europeans
Jun 16th - 17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa
Jun 17th - Tornado kills 130 in Iowa
Jun 24th - NL expels umpire Richard Higham for dishonesty
Jul 4th - Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF
Jul 6th - 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
Jul 11th - British fleet bombs Alexandria
Jul 12th - 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, D.C.
Jul 13th - 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
Jul 17th - 6th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats E Renshaw (6-1 2-6 4-6 6-2 6-2)
Jul 18th - Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty
Jul 28th - Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut
Aug 3rd - Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
Aug 5th - Martial law is imposed in Japan.
Aug 5th - Standard Oil of New Jersey is established.
Aug 7th - Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die
Aug 8th - Snow falls on Lake Michigan
Aug 14th - Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo
Aug 16th - British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
Composer Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyComposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Aug 20th - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
Aug 29th - Australia beat England by 7 runs - "Death of English cricket"
Aug 29th - Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)
Sep 2nd - 2nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats Clarence M. Clark (6-1, 6-4, 6-0)
Sep 3rd - French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
Sep 4th - 1st large-scale test of Thomas Edison's light bulb - lighting of NY's Pearl Street Station
Sep 5th - 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC
Sep 10th - 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
Sep 12th - Belgian King Leopold II receives Pierre de Brazza
Sep 13th - Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
Sep 14th - British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison Sep 15th - British general Wolseley occupies Cairo
Sep 18th - Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
Sep 25th - 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
Sep 30th - 22nd British Golf Open: Bob Ferguson shoots a 171 at St Andrews
Oct 6th - 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0
Oct 7th - 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
Oct 14th - University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.
Oct 16th - The Nickel Plate Railroad opens for business.
Oct 19th - Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley
Oct 24th - Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
Oct 28th - Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association
Nov 5th - Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast" premieres
Nov 15th - British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
Nov 16th - British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger
Dec 2nd - Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
Dec 6th - Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
Dec 10th - John Brahms' "Gesang der Parzen" (Song of the Fates) premieres
Dec 11th - Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 230

Jan 1st - W C Wendelaar, mayor of Alkmaar (1919-34)/Dutch MP (VVD)
Jan 3rd - Willem Benoy, Flemish actor/director (Pygmalion)
Jan 4th - Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)
Jan 5th - Herbert Bayard Swope, U.S. journalist who coined the term "Cold War" (d. 1958)
Jan 6th - Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
Jan 6th - Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
Jan 6th - Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
Jan 10th - Charles Trowbridge, Vera Cruz Mexico, actor (Fatal Hour)
Jan 12th - Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist
Jan 12th - Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)
Jan 14th - Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
Jan 15th - Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
Jan 15th - Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
Jan 17th - Noah Beery, Smithville AR, actor (Story of Esther, The Mark of Zorro)
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold RothsteinBusinessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein (Jan 17th) Jan 17th - Arnold Rothstein, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series), born in NYC, New York
Jan 18th - Alan Alexander Milne, Hampstead Middlesex, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Jan 18th - Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
Jan 18th - Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
Jan 21st - Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician (d. 1937)
Jan 22nd - Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)
Jan 25th - Virginia Woolf [Adeline], author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)
Jan 27th - Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)
Jan 30th - Franklin Roosevelt, New Hyde Park NY, 32nd US President (1933-1945), (d. 1945)
Jan 31st - Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent (Feb 1st) Feb 1st - Louis St. Laurent, Compton Quebec, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)
Feb 2nd - James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
Feb 2nd - James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
Feb 3rd - Trijntje Jansma-Boskma; oldest person in the Netherlands
Feb 5th - Felice Lattuada, composer
Feb 8th - George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist)
Feb 8th - Thomas Selfridge, First person to die in an airplane crash (d. 1908).
Feb 9th - Thomas Campbell, South African cricket wicketkeeper (5 Tests 1909-12)
Feb 11th - Gheorghe Cucu, composer
Feb 12th - Walter Vaes, Flemish painter/etcher
Feb 14th - George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)
Feb 14th - Ignaz Friedman, composer
Feb 15th - John Barrymore, [Blythe], Phila, actor (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde)
Novelist & Poet James JoyceNovelist & Poet James Joyce (Feb 2nd) Feb 17th - Kurt Schindler, composer
Feb 22nd - Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
Feb 23rd - Ladislav Vycpalek, composer
Feb 25th - Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
Feb 26th - Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
Feb 26th - Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
Feb 28th - Geraldine Farrar, US soprano/actress (Story of American Singer)
Feb 28th - Jose Vasconcelos, Oaxaca Mexico, politician/essayist/philosopher
Feb 28th - Richard Heinrich Stein, composer
Mar 1st - Ida Moore, Altoona Ks, actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki)
Mar 2nd - Wallis Clark, Essex England, actress (Postal Inspector)
Mar 3rd - Floris H L Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp
Mar 4th - Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)
Mar 6th - Guy Kibbee, El Paso TX, actor (Big Shot)
Mar 6th - F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (d. 1980)
Mar 14th - Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
Mar 15th - Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
Mar 18th - Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer
Mar 19th - Gaston Lachaise, US sculptor (Standing Woman)
Mar 20th - René Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)
Mar 21st - Gilbert M Anderson, [Max Aronson], Little Rock AR
Mar 23rd - C Montague Shaw, Adelaide Australia
Mar 23rd - Emmy Noether, German mathematician (d. 1935)
Mar 25th - Haydn Wood, composer
Mar 26th - Hermann Obrecht, Swiss jurist (d. 1940)
Mar 30th - Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis
Apr 1st - Paul Anspach, Belgian Olympic champion fencer (d. 1991)
Apr 3rd - Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
Apr 4th - Mary Howe, composer
Apr 5th - Don Blackie, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1928-29) (d. 1955)
Apr 7th - Bert "Dainty" Ironmonger, cricketer (belated Australian rep 1928-33)
Apr 7th - Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
Apr 9th - Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, (d. 1946)
Apr 10th - Simon F H J Berkelbach Van der Sprenkel, theologist (Fear & Religion)
Apr 14th - Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)
Apr 15th - Giovanni Amendola, Italian antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo)
Apr 16th - Seth Bingham, composer
Apr 17th - Artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)
Apr 18th - Leopold Stokowski, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony), born in London, England
Apr 20th - Holland Smith, U.S. General (d. 1967)
Apr 21st - Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)
Apr 23rd - Albert Coates, St Petersburg Russia, conductor/composer (Eagle)
Apr 23rd - Max [G M J] Winders Maximilien, Belgium, architect (WW II)
Apr 24th - Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
Apr 28th - Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrialist
Apr 29th - Hendrik N Werkman, painter/printer/resistance fighter (Hot printing)
Apr 30th - Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (To the Invisible)
May 4th - Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
May 6th - Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany (d. 1951)
May 7th - Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)
May 8th - Philips C Visser, Dutch explorer/diplomat
Industrialist Henry J. KaiserIndustrialist Henry J. Kaiser (May 9th) May 9th - Henry J. Kaiser, Sprout Brook NY, ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam)
May 9th - George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)
May 10th - Thurston Hall, actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts
May 11th - Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic
May 13th - Georges Braque, Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, French cubist painter and sculptor (Bike)
May 18th - Eduardo Fabini, composer
May 18th - Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
May 19th - Mohammed Mosaddeq, Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)
May 20th - Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
May 21st - Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel)
May 23rd - James Gleason, writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), born in NYC, New York
May 24th - Creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington (Aug 2nd) Aug 2nd - Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (26) weds Fanny Smith

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 54 of 54

Jan 3rd - William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76
Jan 4th - John William Draper, English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
Jan 6th - Richard Henry Dana, U.S. novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815)
Jan 11th - Theodor Schwann, German physiologist (b. 1810)
Jan 13th - Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)
Jan 20th - John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
Jan 21st - Anton Emil Titl, composer, dies at 72
Jan 24th - Levi Boone, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)
Jan 25th - Peter Singer, composer, dies at 71
Feb 2nd - Fabio Campana, composer, dies at 63
Feb 3rd - Guglielmo Quarenghi, composer, dies at 55
Feb 11th - Gustav Schmidt, composer, dies at 65
Feb 13th - Henry Highland Garnet, diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66
Mar 2nd - Louis Kufferath, composer, dies at 70
Mar 24th - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (Song of Hiawatha), dies at 75
Apr 3rd - Friedrich Wilhelm Kucken, composer, dies at 71
Outlaw Jesse JamesOutlaw Jesse James (Apr 3rd) Apr 3rd - Jesse James, outlaw, shot dead at 34, in St Joseph Mo by Robert Ford
Apr 9th - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite poet and painter, dies at 53
Apr 13th - Bruno Bauer, German theologian (b. 1809)
Apr 17th - George Jennings Sanitary engineer (b. 1810)
Apr 19th - Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, dies of heart failure at 73
Apr 27th - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78
May 6th - Frederick Cavendish, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
May 6th - Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
May 13th - Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer, murdered at 35
May 29th - Vasily Perov, Russian painter (b. 1833)
Jun 2nd - Guiseppi Garibaldi, Italian rebel leader, dies at 74
Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo EmersonLecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson (Apr 27th) Jun 3rd - Christian Wilberg, German painter (b. 1839)
Jun 11th - Louis Maigret, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1804)
Jun 24th - Joseph Joachim Raff, German opera composer (Cavatine), dies at 60
Jun 25th - François Jouffroy, French sculptor (b. 1806)
Jun 30th - Charles J. Guiteau, assassin (President Garfield), hanged at 40
Jun 30th - Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman (b. 1827)
Jul 4th - Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
Jul 9th - Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
Jul 11th - Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
Jul 12th - Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer, dies at 44
Jul 13th - Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)
Jul 16th - Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)
Aug 1st - Henry Clarence Kendall, Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
First Lady of the United States Mary Todd LincolnFirst Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln (Jul 16th) Sep 8th - Joseph Liouville, French mathematician (surface of Liouville), dies
Sep 19th - Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), dies at 67
Oct 13th - Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)
Oct 20th - Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
Oct 22nd - Janos Arany, Hungarians poet (Toldi Szerelme), dies at 65
Oct 29th - Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, dies at 64
Nov 2nd - Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer, dies at 61
Nov 20th - Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer, dies at 62
Nov 21st - Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35
Nov 26th - Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies
Dec 3rd - Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1811)
Dec 6th - A Trollope, writer, dies
Dec 6th - Alfred Escher, Swiss politician and railroad entrepreneur (b. 1819)
Dec 31st - Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney/premier (1881-82), dies at 44

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