What Happened in 1898

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 150

  • Jan 1st Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY
  • Jan 1st Lightship replaces whistling buoy at mouth of SF Bay
  • Jan 1st d'Annunzio's "Sogno d'un mattino di primavera," premieres in Rome
  • Jan 4th 1st installment of William Dean Howell's "Life & Letters" appears
  • Jan 6th 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
  • Jan 12th Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.
  • Jan 13th Emile Zola publishes his open letter (J'accuse) in defense of Alfred Dreyfus
  • Jan 14th Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • Jan 19th Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
  • Feb 1st 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
  • Feb 8th John Ames Sherman patents 1st envelope folding & gumming mach (Mass)
  • Feb 11th Owen Smith of NC, AME Zion minister, named US minister to Liberia
  • Feb 15th USS Maine sinks in Havana harbor, cause unknown, 258 sailors die
  • Feb 22nd Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC
  • Feb 23rd In France, Emile Zola is imprisoned for writing his "J'accuse" letter accusing government of anti-Semitism & wrongly jailing Alfred Dreyfus
  • Mar 2nd Australia complete a 4-1 series annihilation of England
  • Mar 8th Richard Straus' "Don Quixote" premieres in Keulen
  • Mar 17th 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 hour 40 minutes)

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Mar 17th John Philip Holland achieves successful test runs of the first modern submarine off Staten Island

  • Mar 25th Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
  • Mar 25th 60th Grand National: John Gourley aboard Drogheda wins
  • Apr 8th Battle of Atbara River, Anglo-Egyptian forces crush 6,000 Sudanese
  • Apr 11th President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration
  • Apr 12th Army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy
  • Apr 19th 2nd Boston Marathon won by Ron McDonald of Mass in 2:42:00
  • Apr 20th US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota opens
  • Apr 21st Phillies' pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • Apr 21st Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.
  • Apr 22nd 1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship
  • Apr 22nd Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
  • Apr 22nd Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
  • Apr 22nd Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry
  • Apr 22nd US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors
  • Apr 24th US fleet under commodore Dewey sails from Hong Kong to Philippines
  • Apr 24th Spanish-American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
  • Apr 25th Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.
  • Apr 30th Championship wrestling match at Met turns into a brawl
  • May 1st George Dewey commands "You may fire when you are ready, Gridley" as US route Spanish fleet at Manila
  • May 3rd Camp Merriman forms at Presidio (SF) (see 0517)
  • May 4th 24th Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Plaudit wins in 2:09
  • May 8th The first games of the Italian Football League are played.
  • May 12th Louisiana adopts new constitution with "grandfather clause" designed to eliminate black voters
  • May 17th Camp Merritt forms in Presidio [see 0503]
  • May 19th US Congress passes the Private Mailing Card Act, allowing private publishers and printers to produce postcards though they had to be labelled "Private Mailing Cards" until 1901 and become known as "souvenir cards"
  • May 21st US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington, authorized
  • May 23rd 1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from San Francisco
  • May 25th 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves SF
  • May 26th 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
  • May 26th SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities
  • May 27th Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the Wells" premieres in London
  • Jun 1st Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opens in Omaha
  • Jun 7th Social Democracy of America party holds 1st national convention, Chicago
  • Jun 9th China leases Hong Kong's new territories to Britain for 99 years
  • Jun 9th 38th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 307 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Jun 10th US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • Jun 11th 1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo Cuba during Spanish-American War
  • Jun 11th 23rd Preakness: Willie Simms riding Sly Fox wins in 1:49.75
  • Jun 11th Emperor De Zong proclaims reforms in Peking
  • Jun 12th Philippine nationalists declares independence from Spain to US control

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Jun 12th Filipino revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the Philippine Islands from the colonial rule of Spain

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Jun 13th Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
  • Jun 14th France signs Niger Convention
  • Jun 15th US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii
  • Jun 15th US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba
  • Jun 16th China's emperor De Zong (Guang Xu) receives Kang Youwei
  • Jun 17th The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established.
  • Jun 18th 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ
  • Jun 18th 4th US Golf Open: Fred Herd shoots a 328 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
  • Jun 18th 12th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Marion Jones (6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5)
  • Jun 21st Guam becomes a territory of US
  • Jun 23rd Emilio Aguinaldo issues a decree replacing his dictatorial government with a revolutionary government, with himself as President
  • Jun 24th American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 28th 15th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats L Martin (6-4 6-4)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 28th 22nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats L Doherty (6-3 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1)
  • Jun 30th Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline “dispense with a horse.”

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Jul 1st Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jul 3rd American troops captured deserted Wake Island
  • Jul 3rd Dutch Automobile Club forms (KNAC)
  • Jul 3rd Joshua Slocum completes 1st solo circumnavigation of the globe
  • Jul 3rd US Navy defeats Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor, Cuba
  • Jul 4th French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die
  • Jul 4th US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)
  • Jul 6th US Senate agrees to annex Hawaii
  • Jul 7th US President McKinley signs the Organic Act to annex Hawaii
  • Jul 8th Phillies' Red Donahue no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Jul 8th US battle fleet under Admiral Dewey occupies Isla Grande at Manila
  • Jul 8th The shooting death of crime boss Soapy Smith releases Skagway, Alaska from his iron grip.
  • Jul 10th Jean-Baptiste Marchands expedition reaches Fashoda at White Hippo
  • Jul 12th Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda Sudan
  • Jul 13th SF Ferry Building at foot of Market St opens

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Jul 15th Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jul 17th Spanish American War: Spaniards surrender to US forces at Santiago de Cuba
  • Jul 21st Spain cedes Guam to USA
  • Jul 22nd Crew of Belgium RV Belgica see 1st sunrise in 1600 hrs - 1st expedition to endure Antarctic winter
  • Jul 25th 1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay
  • Jul 27th Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dancing Men" (BG)
  • Jul 28th Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
  • Jul 28th Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG)
  • Jul 30th Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes
  • Aug 9th Rudolf Diesel of Germany patents the diesel internal combustion engine

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 345

  • Jan 1st George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
  • Jan 1st Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
  • Jan 3rd Johannes Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Jan 3rd ZaSu Pitts, Parsons Kansas, actress (Life With Father, Dames)
  • Jan 4th Roger Vuataz, composer
  • Jan 6th Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
  • Jan 6th Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • Jan 7th Art Baker, TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7th Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
  • Jan 7th Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 9th Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • Jan 9th Vilma Banky, Budapest Hungary, silent screen actress (Eagle, Rebel)
  • Jan 9th Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
  • Jan 11th Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)
  • Jan 12th Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
  • Jan 13th Pedro DE Teixeira de Mattos, Dutch diplomat
  • Jan 13th Kai Munk, Danish playwright and Lutheran pastor, martyr (d. 1944)
  • Jan 13th Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • Jan 14th Helen Flint, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 16th Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16th Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
  • Jan 20th Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • Jan 20th U Razak, Burmese politician (d. 1947)
  • Jan 21st Avery Claflin, composer
  • Jan 21st John George, Syria, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
  • Jan 22nd Alexander Abramsky, composer
  • Jan 22nd Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)
  • Jan 22nd Gustaf Paulson, composer
  • Jan 22nd Hans van Werveke, Flemish historian (Diocese Terwaan)
  • Jan 22nd Ross R Barnett, lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss)
  • Jan 22nd Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • Jan 23rd Randolph Scott, actor (Last of the Mohicans, Western Union)
  • Jan 23rd Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)
  • Jan 24th Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)
  • Jan 25th Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
  • Jan 28th Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • Jan 28th Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi
  • Jan 29th Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • Jan 29th Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)
  • Feb 2nd Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Theatre De la Mar)
  • Feb 3rd Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)
  • Feb 3rd Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • Feb 7th Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • Feb 10th Bertolt Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), born in Augsburg, Bavaria (d. 1956)
  • Feb 10th Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • Feb 10th Judith Anderson, Adelaide Aust, actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon)
  • Feb 10th Robert Keith, Fowler IN, actor (Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One)
  • Feb 11th Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
  • Feb 12th Wallace Ford, [Samuel Jones Grundy], Batton England, actor (Deputy)
  • Feb 12th [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
  • Feb 13th Neville Pearson, English publisher
  • Feb 14th Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter)
  • Feb 15th Toto, (Antonio de Curtis), Naples Italy, actor (Motorizzate, Noi Duri)
  • Feb 15th Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • Feb 16th Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
  • Feb 17th Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
  • Feb 18th Enzo Ferrari, racing car manufacturer, Modena
  • Feb 18th K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier
  • Feb 18th Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19th Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
  • Feb 21st Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • Feb 22nd Anton de Kom, Surinam/Dutch worker's union leader/resistance fighter
  • Feb 23rd Reinhard Herbig, German archaeologist
  • Feb 24th Kurt Tank, German WW II aircraft designer
  • Feb 25th William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • Feb 26th Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
  • Feb 27th Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
  • Feb 27th Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
  • Feb 28th Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey)
  • Mar 4th Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)

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Mar 5th Zhou Enlai, Premier of the People's Republic of China, born in Huai'an, China (d. 1976)

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai
  • Mar 6th Hal Hooker, cricketer (NSW pace bowler of 20's & 30's)
  • Mar 6th Jay C Flippen, Little Rock AR, actor (Jet Pilot, Killing, Thunder Bay)
  • Mar 6th Jimmy Conzelman, NFL QB/coach/team owner (Chicago)
  • Mar 6th Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • Mar 7th Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
  • Mar 8th Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 10th Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 11th Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
  • Mar 12th Fredrik J "Frits" Bakker Jr, Dutch actor (Sold Grandpa)
  • Mar 13th Josie Sedgwick, TX, actress (Son of Oklahoma)
  • Mar 14th Arnold Chikobava, Georgian linguist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 18th Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • Mar 18th Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 23rd Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus
  • Mar 23rd Hazel Dawn, [LaTout], Utah, actress (Niobe, Under Cover, Feud Girl)
  • Mar 24th Dorothy Stratton, organizer (SPARS-women's branch of US Coast Guard)
  • Mar 24th George Alpert, railroad executive
  • Mar 26th Renzo Massarani, composer
  • Mar 26th Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • Mar 29th Cecil Lewis, airman/writer
  • Mar 30th Heinz Risse, German writer, born in Dusseldorf (d. 1989)
  • Mar 30th Joyce Carey, English actress (Black Windmill)
  • Apr 1st Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], actress (Blood & Sand), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 1st Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • Apr 1st Roger Bastide, French sociologist
  • Apr 1st William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
  • Apr 3rd George Jessel, toastmaster general/entertainer (Diary of Young Comic)
  • Apr 3rd Henry R Luce, Tengchow China, publisher (Time, Fortune, Life)
  • Apr 4th Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 10th Painter Henri Matisse (28) weds Amélie Noellie Parayre

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 6th Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

May 25th Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10th Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3rd James Wimshurst, British designer/inventor (vacuum pump), dies at 70
  • Jan 4th Frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 11th Gaetano Capocci, composer, dies at 86

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Jan 14th Lewis Carroll, English writer (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), dies at 65

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jan 16th Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802)
  • Jan 23rd W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 28th Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 16th Thomas Bracken, New Zealand poet (b. 1843)
  • Feb 18th Frances Willard, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58
  • Mar 1st George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)
  • Mar 11th William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • Mar 12th Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)
  • Mar 15th Henry Bessemer, English metallurgist (b. 1813)
  • Mar 16th Aubrey (Vincent) Beardsley, English illustrator (Salome), dies at 23
  • Mar 17th Blanche Kelso Bruce, (Sen-Miss, 1875-1881), dies at 57, in Washington
  • Mar 18th Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826)
  • Mar 19th Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
  • Mar 27th Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, Indian Muslim intellectual and one of the founding fathers of Pakistan dies at 80
  • Mar 31st Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies
  • Apr 12th Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau, Roman catholic archbishop of Quebec (b. 1820)
  • Apr 15th Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader
  • Apr 18th Gustave Moureau, painter, dies
  • Apr 21st Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer, dies at 78
  • May 1st Alphonse Wauters, Belgian historian, dies at 81

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May 19th William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • May 22nd Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48
  • Jun 3rd Nikolai Afanisev, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 3rd Samuel Plimsoll, English MP (Folkestone), dies at 74
  • Jun 5th Salvatore Ferragamo, Italian Shoemaker
  • Jun 6th Constant A Serrure, Flemish historian, dies at 62
  • Jun 10th Tuone Udaina, last speaker of the Dalmatian language.
  • Jun 13th Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, Canadian lawyer and politician (b. 1840)
  • Jun 17th Edward Burne-Jones, English artist (b. 1833)
  • Jun 18th George Ulyett, cricketer (949 runs 50 wkts for England 25 Tests), dies
  • Jun 22nd Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist, dies at 66
  • Jun 25th Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist, dies at 70
  • Jul 7th Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • Jul 8th Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
  • Jul 11th Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • Jul 12th Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
  • Jul 15th Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1825)
  • Jul 18th Emil Hartmann, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 20th Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, dies at 86

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Jul 30th Otto Von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • Aug 8th Eugène Boudin, French painter (b. 1824)
  • Aug 9th Gardner Quincy Colton, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry, dies at 84
  • Aug 17th Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 21st Nicola van Westerhout, composer, dies at 40
  • Aug 23rd Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 27th John Hopkinson, British physicist and electrical engineer (Hopkinson's Law) dies with three of his children in a mountaineering accident in the Pennine Alps, Switzerland at 49
  • Sep 2nd Hubert Howard, British journalist (Times), dies through friendly fire
  • Sep 2nd Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1807)
  • Sep 5th Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds, disguised as man fought for union, dies
  • Sep 9th Stéphane Mallarmé, French poet (b. 1842)
  • Sep 10th Elisabeth AE, empress of Austria/wife of Franz Joseph I, dies at 60
  • Sep 11th Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 14th Paul A Daum, writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies
  • Sep 14th William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)
  • Sep 16th Ramón Emeterio Betances, Puerto Rican politician, medical doctor and diplomat (b. 1827)
  • Sep 20th Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78
  • Sep 24th Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
  • Sep 25th Louis Laurent Gabriel de Mortillet, French Anthropologist who was the first to organize and classify Stone Age cultures into a chronological sequence of epochs, dies at 77
  • Sep 25th Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, dies at 73
  • Oct 12th Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)
  • Oct 24th Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
  • Oct 30th Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78
  • Nov 2nd George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  • Nov 4th Jerome Hopkins, composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 20th John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies
  • Nov 28th Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, dies at 73
  • Dec 13th George Frederick Bristow, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 16th Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector (b. 1832)
  • Dec 24th Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer, dies at 41
  • Dec 24th Sharbel Makhluf, Lebanese monk canonized in 1977 by Pope Paul VI (b. 1828)
  • Dec 29th Georg Goltermann, composer, dies at 74