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Historical Events

Events 1 - 91 of 91

Jan 1st - 1st Tournament of Roses (Pasadena California)
Jan 15th - Weekly Herald, 1st newspaper in Vancouver, BC, publishes 1st issue
Jan 18th - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England.
Jan 19th - Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
Jan 26th - Karl Benz patents 1st auto with burning motor
Jan 27th - First British government of Salisbury resigns
Jan 29th - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
Feb 9th - US President Grover Cleveland declares a state of emergency in Seattle because of anti-Chinese violence
Feb 12th - 2nd British government of Salisbury forms
Feb 13th - Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
Feb 23rd - Aluminum manufacturing process developed
Feb 23rd - London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad
Feb 23rd - Tsjaikovski's symphony "Manfred" premieres
Mar 1st - The Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
Painter Thomas EakinsPainter Thomas Eakins Mar 6th - 1st US alternating current power plant starts, Great Barrington, MA
Mar 6th - 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC
Mar 17th - Carrollton Massacre (Mississippi) 20 African Americans killed
Mar 20th - 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass
Mar 26th - 1st cremation in England
Mar 26th - 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton aboard Old Joe wins
Mar 29th - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
Apr 6th - City of Vancouver BC incorporated
Apr 6th - Declaration of Berlin neutralizes Tonga
Apr 8th - William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.
Apr 8th - First Home Rule Bill for Ireland presented by Gladstone, the Liberal Prime Minister of Britain, to the House of Commons
Father of Psychology Sigmund FreudFather of Psychology Sigmund Freud Apr 25th - Sigmund Freud opens practice at Rathausstrasse 7, Vienna
Apr 29th - 1st public Dutch electricity opens
May 1st - US general strike for 8-hour working day begins
May 3rd - M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC
May 4th - Haymarket riot in Chicago; bomb kills 7 policemen
May 5th - The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.
May 8th - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
May 14th - 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy aboard Ben Ali wins in 2:36.50
May 19th - Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony in C premieres
May 21st - 14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
Jun 1st - 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.
Jun 2nd - Grover Cleveland is 1st to wed during presidency (Frances Folsom)
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland Jun 3rd - 24 Christians burn to death in Namgongo, Uganda
Jun 5th - 20th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Inspector B wins in 2:41
Jun 8th - First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common
Jun 13th - Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC
Jun 13th - King Ludwig II of Bavaria found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM at 40. Builder of palace of Neuschwanstein and patron of Wagner
Jul 3rd - 1st NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine
Jul 3rd - In Germany, Karl Benz drives 1st automobile
Jul 4th - 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
Jul 6th - Horlick's of Wisconsin offers 1st malted milk to public
Jul 10th - George Goldie gets charter for Royal Niger Company
Jul 10th - Eruption of Tarawera volcano destroys famous pink & white calcium carbonate hot-spring terraces (North Island, New Zealand)
Jul 17th - 10th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: William Renshaw beats H Lawford (6-0 5-7 6-3 6-4)
Jul 23rd - Steve Brodie supposedly survives plunge from Brooklyn Bridge
Jul 24th - China takes British protectorate of Burma
Jul 28th - British government led by Lord Salisbury forms
Aug 1st - Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand
Aug 4th - Colombia adopts constitution
Aug 12th - W G Grace made his highest Test Cricket score, v Aust, The Oval
Prime Minister of Canada John A. MacdonaldPrime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald Aug 13th - John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia
Aug 15th - Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game
Aug 18th - Carr Baker Neel & Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
Aug 25th - 1st international polo meet (US vs England)
Aug 28th - 6th U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats R. Livingston Beeckman (4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-4)
Aug 31st - 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die
Aug 31st - Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized
Sep 1st - Netherland's New Code of Criminal law enforced
Sep 4th - Apache Chief Geronimo surrenders ending last major US-Indian war
Sep 6th - Queen Victoria establishes Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Sep 9th - The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is finalized.
Queen of the United Kingdom VictoriaQueen of the United Kingdom Victoria Sep 11th - Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
Sep 14th - George K Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patents typewriter ribbon
Sep 25th - Comedy opera "Dorothy" 1st produced in London
Oct 1st - US mint at Carson City, Nevada, closes
Oct 6th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
Oct 7th - Spain abolishes slavery in Cuba
Oct 8th - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Noble Bachelor" (BG)
Oct 10th - 1st dinner jacket (tuxedo) worn to autumn ball at Tuxedo Park, NY
Oct 12th - Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas
Oct 12th - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain" (BG)
Oct 23rd - St Louis Browns win World Championship by beating Chicago 4-3 in 10
Oct 26th - Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in Russia
Oct 27th - Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" performed in Russia
Oct 28th - Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City
Oct 30th - Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa
Nov 1st - Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
Nov 3rd - Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao
Nov 4th - Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia" premieres
Nov 5th - 26th British Golf Open: David Brown shoots a 157 at Musselburgh Links
Nov 22nd - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
Nov 30th - First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY
Nov 30th - The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.
Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel GompersFounder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers Dec 8th - American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president
Dec 16th - Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"
Dec 22nd - 1st national accountants' society in US formed (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 237

Jan 2nd - Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
Jan 2nd - Florence Lawrence, Canadian actress (d. 1938)
Jan 2nd - Apsley Cherry-Garrard, English Antarctic explorer (d. 1959)
Jan 3rd - Arthur Mailey, cricketer (great Aussie leg-spinner & cartoonist)
Jan 3rd - John G Fletcher, US, poet (Epic of Arkansas)
Jan 3rd - Josephine Hull, Newtonville MA, Academy award actress (Harvey)
Jan 8th - Noble Drew Ali, [Timothy Drew], NC, prophet (Moorish Science Temple)
Jan 10th - Jose Antonio de Donostia, composer
Jan 11th - George Zucco, England, actor (Adv of Sherlock Holmes, Capt Fury)
Jan 13th - Art Ross, Canadian ice hockey player and executive (d. 1964)
Jan 14th - Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
Jan 17th - Glenn Luther Martin, aviator (Collier Trophy-1933)
Jan 17th - Ronald Firbank, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England
Jan 18th - Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
Jan 18th - Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
Jan 21st - Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
Jan 22nd - John Joseph Becker, composer
Jan 24th - Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)
Jan 25th - Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
Jan 26th - Joannes A Veraart, Dutch economist/MP (Jews of the Netherlands)
Jan 28th - Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)
Jan 28th - Hidetsugu Yagi, Japanese electrical engineer (d. 1976)
Jan 31st - Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman (Pres UN security council-1948)
Feb 2nd - Kurt Baschwitz, German/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Du und)
Feb 3rd - Erwin Kroll, composer
Feb 8th - Charlie Ruggles, actor (Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 12th - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer
Feb 12th - Michel Brusselmans, composer
Feb 14th - Theodor Werner, German painter
Feb 16th - Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
Feb 16th - Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
Feb 19th - George Luther Foote, composer
Feb 20th - Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
Feb 22nd - Hugo Ball, German playwright/co-founder Flametti
Feb 23rd - Albert Edward Sammons, composer
Feb 23rd - Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author
Feb 27th - Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
Feb 28th - Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)
Feb 28th - Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
Mar 1st - Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
Mar 2nd - Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)
Mar 3rd - James Friskin, composer
Mar 3rd - Reginald Owen Morris, composer
Mar 3rd - Tore Ørjasæter, Norwegian poet (d. 1968)
Mar 4th - Paul Bazelaire, French cellist (d. 1958)
Mar 5th - Paul Radmilovic, England, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1908)
Mar 5th - Dong Biwu, High-ranking member of the Communist Party of China (d. 1975)
Mar 7th - Raymond Largay, Wisc, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl)
Mar 8th - Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
Mar 8th - Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
Mar 13th - Henri D Gagnebin, Swiss organist
Mar 13th - John "Home Run" Baker, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series)
Mar 14th - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (d. 1964)
Mar 17th - Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
Mar 18th - Edward Everett Horton, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
Mar 18th - Kurt Koffka, Germany, Gestalt psychologist
Mar 18th - Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)
Mar 24th - Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
Mar 24th - Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)
Mar 25th - Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
Mar 26th - Hugh Mulzac, America military officer (d. 1971)
Mar 27th - Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, German/US architect (Bauhaus)
Mar 27th - Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)
Mar 28th - Jaroslav Novotny, composer
Mar 29th - Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson, composer
Mar 30th - Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician
Apr 1st - Casimir von Paszthory, composer
Apr 1st - Wallace Beery, KC MO, actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8)
Apr 5th - Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter)
Apr 6th - Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, The Last Nizam of Hyderabad state (d. 1967)
Apr 7th - Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)
Apr 8th - Margaret A Barnes, writer
Pioneering Golfer Jim BarnesPioneering Golfer Jim Barnes (Apr 8th) Apr 8th - Jim Barnes, Lelant Cornwall, English golfing pioneer (4 major wins)
Apr 10th - Val Paul, American actor and director, born in Denver, Colorado
Apr 13th - Ethel Leginska, composer
Apr 14th - Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism)
Apr 14th - Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian
Apr 15th - Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
Apr 16th - Ernst Thalmann, German communist presidential candidate
Apr 16th - Jekabs Graubins, composer
Apr 16th - Konstantin Mostras, composer
Apr 17th - Otto Lederer, Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer)
Apr 21st - Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
Apr 24th - Kurt Pinthus, writer
Apr 24th - R Pelgrom, oldest Dutch man (died Apr 15, 1994, 9 days short of 108)
Apr 26th - Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)
Apr 26th - Ğabdulla Tuqay, Tatar poet (d. 1913)
Apr 28th - Erich Salomon, German photographer
Apr 30th - Frank Merrik, composer
May 2nd - Gottfried Benn, writer
May 3rd - Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (d. 1971)
May 5th - Manuel Borguno, composer
May 8th - Jef van Hoof, composer
May 9th - Francis Biddle, United States Attorney General (d. 1968)
May 10th - Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)
May 10th - Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
May 10th - Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)
May 12th - Albert Saverys, Flemish painter
May 12th - Hermann Grabner, composer
May 12th - Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 8 of 8

Inventor Thomas EdisonInventor Thomas Edison (Feb 24th) Feb 24th - Inventor Thomas Edison (38) marries 2nd wife Mina Miller (20) in Akron Ohio.
Apr 28th - Painter Paul Cézanne (47) weds Marie-Hortense Fiquet (36)
Jun 2nd - 22nd and 24th US President Grover Cleveland (49) weds Frances Folsom (21) in the Blue Room at the White House
Jun 19th - US President William Taft (28) weds Helen Herron (25) in Cincinnati, Ohio
Aug 11th - Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (30) weds Olivia Davidson (32) Athens, Ohio
Sep 14th - Neurologist Sigmund Freud (30) weds Martha Bernays (25) in Hamburg, Germany
Dec 2nd - 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt (28) weds second wife Edith Kermit Carow (25) in London
Dec 21st - Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (26) weds William Mackay Low in Savannah, Georgia

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 49 of 49

Jan 4th - Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horace), dies at 77
Jan 9th - Jakob Eduard Schmolzer, composer, dies at 73
Jan 16th - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
Jan 18th - Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies
Jan 18th - Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (b. 1819)
Jan 26th - David Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807)
Mar 18th - Leopold Zunz, German intellect (Synagogue Poetry), dies at 91
Mar 29th - John Keble, theologian, Bournemouth
Mar 30th - Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
Mar 31st - Giovanni Rossi, composer, dies at 57
Apr 9th - Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
Apr 13th - Karoly Thern, composer, dies at 68
May 1st - Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)
May 1st - Heinrich Franz Daniel Stiehl, composer, dies at 56
May 5th - Joseph Albert, German photographer (Albertotype), dies at 61
Poet Emily DickinsonPoet Emily Dickinson (May 15th) May 15th - Emily Dickinson, US poet, dies at 55
May 17th - John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company, dies at 82
May 23rd - Leopold von Ranke, German historian (b. 1795)
Jun 11th - Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
Jun 14th - Alexandr Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (b. 1823)
Jun 18th - Joannes A Paredis, Belgian/Neth bishop of Roermond, dies at 90
Jul 5th - Henry Gerhard, founder (Social-Democratic Union), dies at 57
Jul 16th - Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
Jul 29th - Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
Jul 29th - Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies
Jul 31st - Franz Liszt [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74
Aug 3rd - Per August Olander, composer, dies at 62
Aug 6th - Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
Composer/Pianist Franz LisztComposer/Pianist Franz Liszt (Jul 31st) Aug 9th - Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
Aug 10th - Eduard Grell, composer, dies at 85
Aug 11th - Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
Aug 13th - Adolf von Doss, composer, dies at 62
Aug 16th - Swami Ramakrishna, Indies philosopher, dies at 50
Aug 22nd - Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67
Aug 30th - Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (b. 1836)
Sep 3rd - William W. Snow, American politician (b. 1812)
Sep 14th - Hubert Reis, composer, dies at 84
Sep 20th - John Liptrot Hatton, composer, dies at 77
Oct 8th - Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
Oct 10th - David L Yule, 1st Jewish US senator, dies
Oct 18th - Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)
Oct 21st - Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (La vuelta the MartinFierro), dies
Oct 23rd - Johann Nepomuk Kafka, composer, dies at 67
Nov 8th - Frederick J "Fred" Archer, English jockey, commits suicide at 29
Nov 11th - Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration, dies of dysentery at 53
21st US President Chester A. Arthur21st US President Chester A. Arthur (Nov 18th) Nov 18th - Chester A. Arthur, 21st US president (1881-85), dies at 56
Nov 22nd - William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
Dec 5th - Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84
Dec 14th - Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer, dies at 27

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