What Happened in 1895 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 135 of 135

  • Sep 23 French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
  • Sep 24 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)
  • Sep 26 Italian general Oreste Baratieri lands in Massawa, Eritrea
  • Sep 30 France proclaims a protectorate over Madagascar
  • Oct 1 Romanians in Costantinople massacred
  • Oct 2 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
  • Oct 4 Horace Rawlins wins 1st US Open golf tournament (Newport RI)
  • Oct 4 1st US Golf Open: Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 at Newport GC RI
  • Oct 5 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • Oct 8 Ohio Valley Improvement Association forms
  • Oct 11 Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia rejects a treaty with Italy
  • Oct 21 The Republic of Formosa collapses as Japanese forces invade.
  • Oct 22 David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 22 In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
  • Nov 2 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
  • Nov 5 1st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden) for gasoline driven car
  • Nov 5 Edward, Prince of Wales, says "We are all Socialists nowadays"
  • Nov 5 US state Utah accepts female suffrage

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Nov 8 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • Nov 11 Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
  • Nov 13 First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
  • Nov 19 Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil
  • Nov 21 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans" (BG)
  • Nov 23 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 26 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms

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Nov 27 Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Nov 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
  • Dec 2 54th Congress (1895-97) convenes
  • Dec 7 Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies
  • Dec 8 Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II drives Italian General Baratieri out
  • Dec 13 First complete execution of Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony
  • Dec 17 Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17 George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)
  • Dec 28 Filmmakers the Lumiere brothers, hold the first commercial film screening at Salon Indien du Grand Café, Paris
  • Dec 29 Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 324

  • Apr 17 Bert Wheeler, actor (Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers)
  • Apr 19 Anton F Pieck, Den Helder, Netherlands, illustrator (Efteling, Kaatsheuvel)
  • Apr 20 Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • Apr 23 Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)
  • Apr 24 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • Apr 25 Stanley Rous, British soccer official
  • Apr 29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • Apr 30 Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)
  • May 1 Leo Sowerby, composer (Pulitzer 1946), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • May 2 Alfred Kurella, writer
  • May 2 Peggy Bacon, Ridgefield Ct, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads)
  • May 2 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
  • May 3 Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian (Laudes regiae)
  • May 3 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian/British director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers)
  • May 3 Cornelius Van Til, philosopher and Christian apologist (d. 1987)

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May 6 Rudolph Valentino, Italian sheik and actor (Eagle), born in Castellaneta, Italy (d. 1926)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • May 6 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1946)
  • May 6 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)
  • May 8 Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • May 8 Fulton J Sheen, El Paso Ill, bishop (Life is Worth Living)
  • May 8 Jose Gomez, [Joselito el Gallo], bullfighter
  • May 8 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • May 9 Lucian Blaga, Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon)
  • May 9 Richard Barthelmess, actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose), born in NYC, New York
  • May 11 Jan Parandowski, writer
  • May 11 William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)
  • May 12 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]
  • May 14 Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • May 14 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • May 15 Charles Lamont, director (Abbott & Costello Go to Mars), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 15 William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (d. 1941)
  • May 19 Albert Hay Malotte, composer
  • May 19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • May 20 Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
  • May 22 Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [OS=May 12]
  • May 24 H S T L "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (Australian all-rounder post-WWI)
  • May 24 Samuel I Newhouse, US millionaire publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour)
  • May 26 Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer
  • May 26 Paul Lukas, Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)
  • May 27 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)
  • May 30 Maurice Tate, cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
  • Jun 3 Kavalam Madhava Panikkar, India, diplomat (Asia & Western Dominance)
  • Jun 4 Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)
  • Jun 5 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus)
  • Jun 5 William Boyd, Ohio, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • Jun 10 Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)

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Jun 10 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With The Wind), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1952)

  • Jun 11 Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of USSR (1955-58), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 1975
  • Jun 14 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", Hannibal Missouri, singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • Jun 14 Louis Finkelstein, US historian/theologist (Pharizees)
  • Jun 14 Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (d. 1968)
  • Jun 17 Slavko Osterc, composer
  • Jun 18 Manuela Fernández-Fojaco, Spanish supercentenarian
  • Jun 22 James Arthur Calata, Anglican clergyman and African National Congress (ANC) leader, Rabula, Keiskammahoek, Eastern Cape.

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Jun 24 Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jun 26 Jankel Adler, Polish painter

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Jun 26 George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • Jun 28 Kazimierz Sikorski, composer
  • Jul 3 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, composer
  • Jul 4 Irving Caesar, songwriter
  • Jul 4 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
  • Jul 4 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
  • Jul 5 Gordon Jacob, composer
  • Jul 8 Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)
  • Jul 9 Cullen Landis, Nashville TN, actor (Soul of the Beast)
  • Jul 10 Carl Orff, Munich Germany, composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969)
  • Jul 10 John Gilbert, [Pringle], Logan UT, actor (Heart o' the Hills)
  • Jul 10 Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/member High Court
  • Jul 10 Nahum Goldmann, Switz, pres Zionist World Organization
  • Jul 11 Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
  • Jul 12 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner)
  • Jul 12 Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers, born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 12 R Buckminster Fuller, architect/inventor (geodesic dome)
  • Jul 13 Sidney Blackmer, Salisbury NC, actor (Ted Roosevelt in 12 movies)
  • Jul 14 Frank Raymond Leavis, British literary critic (Culture & Environment)
  • Jul 18 Marie Ney, actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft), born in London, England

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Jul 18 George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], American gangster, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  • Jul 19 Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (d. 1953)
  • Jul 20 László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
  • Jul 21 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
  • Jul 21 Ken Maynard, Texas, cowboy/actor/producer (Bigfoot)
  • Jul 22 James Arthur Calata, African National Congress (ANC) leader and Anglican clergyman
  • Jul 23 Florence Vidor, [Arto], actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 23 Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)
  • Jul 24 Robert Graves, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26], born in London, England
  • Jul 25 Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)
  • Jul 26 Jerry Verno, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd), born in London, England
  • Jul 26 Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person (d. 1922)
  • Jul 30 Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
  • Aug 1 Benjamin E Mays, SC, African American educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
  • Aug 2 Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
  • Aug 3 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)
  • Aug 7 Edward Gill, baseball player
  • Aug 8 Law Pendleton, US, wrestler/actor (Laughing Lady)
  • Aug 9 Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
  • Aug 9 Nat Pendleton, Davenport IA, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless)
  • Aug 10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • Aug 10 Hammy Love, Former Australian cricketer (d. 1969)
  • Aug 13 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic/actor (Lion-Wizard of Oz)
  • Aug 13 Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row)

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