What Happened in 1901

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 187

  • Jan 1 The Commonwealth of Australia is formed when the British (Imperial) Parliament Act, the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900, comes into effect
  • Jan 8 New South Wales score 918 all out vs South Australia in 560 minutes
  • Jan 9 NSW (918) defeat S Australia (157 & 156) by innings & 605
  • Jan 10 Oil discovered in Texas
  • Jan 18 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
  • Jan 21 Clyde Fitch's "Climbers" premieres in NYC

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Jan 22 After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 1st games played in baseball's American League
  • Jan 24 Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children
  • Jan 24 Denmark and the US sign a treaty under which Denmark will sell the Danish West Indies to the USA for $5 million, but the sale will be postponed until 1917
  • Jan 31 Boer general John Smuts & De la Rey conqueror Mud river Transvaal

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Jan 31 Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Jan 31 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Montreal Shamrocks in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Jan 31 Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, disolved on 7 September 1900 by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections have defeated extremists
  • Feb 2 Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
  • Feb 2 Queen Victoria's funeral takes place.
  • Feb 2 Mexican government troops are ambushed by Yaqui Indians, 100 killed
  • Feb 2 The US Congress passes the Army Reorganization Act, placing the minimum number of men under arms at 58,000
  • Feb 3 Dutch troops under Gen Van Heutsz conquer Batu Ilië on Sumatra
  • Feb 4 Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Josef I, gives a speech condemning the demands of national groups and calls for economic and social reform
  • Feb 5 Loop-the-loop centrifugal RR (roller coaster) patented by Ed Prescot
  • Feb 5 Pierpont Morgan forms US Steel Corp
  • Feb 12 Dutch Penitentiary children's law proclaimed
  • Feb 18 H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner

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Feb 18 Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Feb 20 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
  • Feb 21 In Cuba, the constitutional delegates adopt a constitution much like that of the USA
  • Feb 25 George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 25 US Steel Corp organized under J P Morgan
  • Feb 26 British general Kitchener confers with Boer general Louis Botha about peace conditions, which break down over the question of amnesty for some Boers
  • Feb 27 NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
  • Feb 27 A General Committee of National Liberal Federation meets and adopts a resolution deploring the continuation of the war in South Africa and condemning the British Government's insistence on unconditional surrender by the Boers
  • Mar 2 Hawaii's 1st telegraph company opens
  • Mar 2 The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.
  • Mar 3 US Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce
  • Mar 4 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-National Intelligencer)

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Mar 4 William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as US president; Theodore |Roosevelt serves as Vice President

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • Mar 4 Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends

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Mar 6 In Bremen an assassin attempts to kill Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Mar 11 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
  • Mar 12 Ground is broken for Boston's 1st AL ballpark (Huntington Ave Grounds)
  • Mar 14 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
  • Mar 14 Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with England in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
  • Mar 15 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race Mar 16th
  • Mar 17 Free thinking-Democratic Union forms in Netherlands

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Mar 17 At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death

  • Mar 23 Dame Nellie Melba, reveals secret of her now famous toast
  • Mar 25 55 die as Rock Island train derailed near Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Mar 29 Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first parliamentary election
  • Mar 29 63rd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall aboard Grudon wins
  • Apr 5 Under threats from the Ottoman Turkish Government, Bulgaria is forced to arrest the leaders of the Macedonian Committee
  • Apr 7 SDAP demands general voting right/abolishing First Chamber
  • Apr 15 1st British motorized burial
  • Apr 15 Pope Leo XIII issues an allocution deploring hostile actions against the Roman Catholic Church throughout Europe
  • Apr 19 5th Boston Marathon won by Jim Caffrey of Canada in 2:29:23.6

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Apr 19 In the Philippines, recently captured insurgent leader Emilio Aguinaldo issues a proclamation advising his countrymen to end their rebellion and use of peaceful means to work with the US toward independence.

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Apr 24 1st AL game, Chic beats Cleve Blues 8-2, 3 other games rained out
  • Apr 25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • Apr 25 New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)
  • Apr 25 In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)
  • Apr 26 Jimmy Collins, having left the Boston Beaneaters (NL), captains and manages his first game for the Boston Americans (against Baltimore)
  • Apr 28 1st soccer game between Belgium (8) & Netherlands (0)
  • Apr 28 Cleveland's Bock Baker gives up a record 23 singles as White Sox beat Blues (Cleveland Blues!) 13-1
  • Apr 29 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • Apr 29 Antisemitic riot in Budapest
  • May 1 Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox
  • May 1 Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League
  • May 1 Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo
  • May 3 Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida
  • May 8 In their long-delayed AL home opener, Boston defeats Philadelphia 12-4
  • May 8 A British appointed commission estimates today that some 1,250,000 Indians have died after a severe drought, lasting since 1899
  • May 9 Cleve's Earl Moore no-hits Chicago White Sox 9 inn but loses in 10th 4-2
  • May 9 The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne, though the first working session will not be until 21 May
  • May 9 A financial panic begins in the USA following the struggle between two groups to control the railroads between the Great Lakes and the Pacific
  • May 12 US President McKinley visits San Francisco
  • May 16 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Priory School" (BG)
  • May 23 35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
  • May 23 Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13
  • May 23 Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent
  • May 23 US captures leader of Filipino rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo
  • May 24 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
  • May 28 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
  • May 28 Laws against phosphor matches enacted (inhibition white phosphorous)
  • May 30 Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated
  • May 31 At the opening of the Greek National Assembly, Prince George, High Commissioner of Crete, asks it to endorse the union of Crete with Greece; the proposal is later rejected
  • Jun 2 Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
  • Jun 6 41st British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 309 at Muirfield
  • Jun 9 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
  • Jun 11 Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand
  • Jun 12 In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution
  • Jun 14 1st golf championship is played
  • Jun 15 7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA
  • Jun 17 The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT.
  • Jun 20 Charlotte Manye is 1st native African to graduate from a US college

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Jun 24 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • Jun 24 Jewish National Fund starts
  • Jun 29 15th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Myrtle McAteer (6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2)

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Jul 2 Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 18th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Blanche Bingley (6-2 6-2)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jul 3 25th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Arthur Gore beats R Doherty (4-6 7-5 6-4 6-4)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 386

  • Jan 1 Christine WI Wittewaall van Stoetwegen, Dutch MP (CDD)
  • Jan 2 Rex O'Malley, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight), born in London, England
  • Jan 2 Robert Marshall, founder (Wilderness Society)
  • Jan 2 Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • Jan 3 Eric Voegelin, Germany, US philosopher (Order & History)
  • Jan 3 Ngo Dinh Diem, pres/dictator of South Vietnam (1955-63)
  • Jan 4 C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
  • Jan 5 H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
  • Jan 5 Mario Scelba, premier Italy (1954-55)
  • Jan 6 Patrick Aherne, England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
  • Jan 8 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • Jan 9 Chic Young, cartoonist (Blondie)
  • Jan 10 Pauline Starke, Joplin MO, actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic)
  • Jan 11 Andries D Copier, Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass)
  • Jan 11 Kwon Ki-ok, Korean pilot (d. 1988)
  • Jan 13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • Jan 13 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (d. 1978)
  • Jan 14 Bebe Daniels, Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
  • Jan 14 Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist

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Jan 16 Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Jan 16 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
  • Jan 17 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer
  • Jan 17 Aron Gurwitsch, Lithuanian-born philosopher (d. 1973)
  • Jan 18 Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
  • Jan 18 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
  • Jan 21 Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (d. 1978)
  • Jan 22 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • Jan 23 Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician
  • Jan 25 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • Jan 26 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1967
  • Jan 27 Art Rooney, NFL team owner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 27 Willy Fritsch, German actor (Spies, Women in the Moon)
  • Jan 29 Allen B DuMont, inventor (perfected commercial practical cathode ray tube)
  • Jan 30 Earl of Huntingdon, mural painter
  • Jan 30 Hans Erich Nossak, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1977)
  • Jan 31 Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • Jan 31 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer

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Feb 1 Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)

  • Feb 2 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 2 Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall)
  • Feb 6 Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Night Nurse), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 7 Bob den Doolaard, [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)
  • Feb 8 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Poland, women's world champion archer
  • Feb 9 Brian Donlevy, Ireland, actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)
  • Feb 9 James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • Feb 11 Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980)
  • Feb 15 Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
  • Feb 15 Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
  • Feb 15 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Animisme)
  • Feb 16 Chester Morris, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 16 Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
  • Feb 16 Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Feb 18 Reginald Sheffield, actor (Second Chance), born in London, England
  • Feb 19 Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
  • Feb 20 Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
  • Feb 20 Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
  • Feb 20 Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
  • Feb 20 Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
  • Feb 20 René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
  • Feb 22 Charles E Whittaker, Kansas, US Supreme Court justice (1957-62)
  • Feb 22 Mildred Davis, PA, actress (Grandma's Boy)
  • Feb 22 Stefan Lorant, Hungarian-American writer, photojournalist, filmmaker, born in Budapest (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)
  • Feb 23 Edgar Ende, German painter (d. 1965)
  • Feb 25 Federico Ghisi, composer
  • Feb 25 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter

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Feb 28 Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • Feb 28 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)
  • Mar 2 Willem Bruynzeel, Dutch timber-merchant
  • Mar 3 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • Mar 4 Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)
  • Mar 4 Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
  • Mar 5 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • Mar 6 Mark Donskoy, Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)
  • Mar 13 Paul Fix, Dobbs Ferry NY, actor (Rifleman)
  • Mar 15 Colin McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 15 J Pat O'Malley, England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!)
  • Mar 15 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader
  • Mar 16 Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
  • Mar 17 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (Nobel 1974)
  • Mar 18 Piotr Perkowski, composer
  • Mar 18 William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)
  • Mar 19 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, Dutch Min of Justice (Nobel 1954)
  • Mar 19 Jo Mielziner, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman), born in Paris, France
  • Mar 21 Carmelita Geraghty, Rushville IN, actress (My Best Girl, Texas Ranger)
  • Mar 21 Richard Leslie Hill, historian
  • Mar 21 Karl Arnold, German politician (d. 1958)
  • Mar 22 Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 23 Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
  • Mar 23 Jan H de Groot, Dutch resistance fighter/co-founder (Free Netherlands)
  • Mar 24 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • Mar 25 Ed Begley, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 27 Albert Henneberg, composer
  • Mar 27 Erich Ollenhauer, German politician (SPD)
  • Mar 27 Sato Eisaku, (Lib) Japanese PM (1964-72) (Nobel 1974)
  • Mar 27 Wilhelm Conrad von Roentgen, physicist (Nobel)
  • Mar 27 Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)
  • Mar 29 Frans U Kailas, Finnish poet
  • Mar 29 Andrija Maurovic, Croatian illustrator (d. 1981)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 12 Tennis champ Charlotte Cooper (30) weds solicitor Alfred Sterry

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Feb 7 Queen Wilhelmina marries Prince Heinrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin

HeartWedding of Interest

May 25 Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 9 Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (27) weds Abby Aldrich in Warwick Neck, Rhode Island

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Ignatius Donnelly, US attorney/lt-governor (Minnesota), dies at 69
  • Jan 8 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
  • Jan 9 Richard Copley Christie, English scholar (b. 1830)
  • Jan 10 Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)
  • Jan 11 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer, dies at 34
  • Jan 13 Carlo Angeloni, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 14 Charles Hermite, French mathematician (e is transcendent), dies at 78
  • Jan 14 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian, dies at 57
  • Jan 14 Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76

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Jan 16 Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator, dies at 73

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • Jan 16 Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
  • Jan 16 Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
  • Jan 17 Jacob G Agarah, Swedish algologist, dies at 87
  • Jan 20 Zénobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (b. 1826)
  • Jan 21 Elisha Gray, American inventor (b. 1835)

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Jan 22 Victoria, [Alexandrine], Britain's Queen (1837-1901), dies at 81

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 Simon Hassler, composer, dies at 68

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Jan 27 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer, dies at 77

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Feb 7 Benjamin Edward Woolf, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 11 Milan I, king of Serbia, dies at 56
  • Feb 12 Ramon de Campoamor bon Campoosorio, Spanish poet (Colon), dies at 83
  • Feb 14 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 17 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer, dies at 38
  • Feb 21 George Francis FitzGerald, Irish mathematician (b. 1851)
  • Feb 25 Jose Rogel, Spanish composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • Feb 26 Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
  • Mar 8 Karl Freiherr von Stumm-Halberg, German politician, dies at 64
  • Mar 8 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
  • Mar 10 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer, dies at 38

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Mar 13 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), dies in Indianapolis at 67

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • Mar 17 Franz Melde, German physicist (Melde Test), dies at 69
  • Mar 31 John Stainer, composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 1 Francois M Raoult, Fren physicist/chemist (Law of Raoult), dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte, promotor (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), dies
  • Apr 11 Ivar Christian Hallstrom, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • Apr 22 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop, dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Richard Redhead, composer, dies at 81
  • May 4 John Jones Ross, Canadian politician (b. 1831)
  • May 13 Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851)
  • May 19 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius, 1st pres Rep South-Africa, dies at 81
  • May 30 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician (b. 1841)
  • Jun 2 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Margaret Fleming), dies
  • Jun 2 George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary (b. 1844)
  • Jun 9 Walter Besant, novelist/philanthropist, dies
  • Jun 10 Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • Jun 16 Hermann Grimm, German writer/poet/historian, dies
  • Jun 23 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer, dies at 87
  • Jul 4 John Fiske, [Edmund Fisk Green], US historian/philosopher, dies
  • Jul 6 Prince Chlodwig zu Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1819)
  • Jul 7 Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)
  • Jul 17 John Farmer, English composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 18 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 20 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
  • Aug 5 Victoria, Emperor of Germany/Queen of Prussia, dies at 60
  • Aug 11 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82
  • Aug 12 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
  • Aug 15 Karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77
  • Aug 17 Edmond Audran, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 18 Richard Kleinmichel, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 22 Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 25 Clara Maass, army nurse sacrificied her life at 25 to prove that the mosquito carries yellow fever
  • Sep 5 Ignacij Klemenčič, Slovenian physicist (b. 1853)
  • Sep 9 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
  • Sep 9 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, minister of Cologne dies

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Sep 14 Pres William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, after being shot 8 days earlier by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • Sep 25 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
  • Oct 1 Abdur Rahman Khan, Emir of Afghanistan
  • Oct 10 Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1814)
  • Oct 19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
  • Oct 23 Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies
  • Oct 24 Paul Henrion, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 29 Leon Czolcosz, assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted
  • Oct 30 ... Opperman, South African Boer general (Spy), killed in battle
  • Oct 30 U Benson, British lt-col (Magers' fountain), killed in battle
  • Nov 6 Bohdan Borkowski, composer, dies at 48
  • Nov 6 Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • Nov 7 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies
  • Nov 11 Antonio Zamara, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 22 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian Biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology), dies at 61
  • Nov 25 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
  • Nov 27 Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • Nov 30 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86
  • Dec 1 George Lohmann, cricketer (in South Africa 18 Tests, 112 wickets), dies
  • Dec 15 Elias Alvares Lobo, composer, dies at 67