What Happened in 1902

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 192

  • Jan 1 Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
  • Jan 1 1st Rose Bowl: Michigan beats Stanford 49-0
  • Jan 3 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
  • Jan 4 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
  • Jan 4 The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million; this will tip the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaraugua
  • Jan 8 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
  • Jan 8 The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin
  • Jan 10 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
  • Jan 10 Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
  • Jan 12 Uddevalla Suffrage Association is formally dissolved
  • Jan 13 Textile workers strike in Enschede, Netherlands (until 1st June)

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Jan 15 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud leads 40 men over the walls of Riyadh and takes the city, marking the beginning of the Third Saudi State

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Jan 18 Despite reports that favor the US building a route through Nicaragua for a canal, a 'supplementary report' recommends the route through Panama
  • Jan 23 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • Jan 25 Aleksandr Skriabin's 2nd Symphony in C premieres in St Petersburg
  • Jan 27 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
  • Jan 28 Carnegie Institute founded in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 30 Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea
  • Feb 1 China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • Feb 1 Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin
  • Feb 1 US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
  • Feb 6 Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
  • Feb 11 Police beat up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
  • Feb 15 Berlin U-Bahn (Underground railway) opened
  • Feb 17 A general strike in Barcelona and nearby towns leads to government-troop reprisals that leave 40 dead
  • Feb 18 Opera "Hunchback of Notre Dame" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Feb 20 Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, SF
  • Feb 21 Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, performs his 1st brain operation
  • Feb 24 Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
  • Feb 28 Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Mar 4 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • Mar 6 Permanent US Census office created by legislation passed by Congress
  • Mar 7 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
  • Mar 8 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
  • Mar 10 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri

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Mar 10 A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
  • Mar 17 Stanley Cup: Montreal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1
  • Mar 18 Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

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Mar 18 Arnold Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Mar 18 Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
  • Mar 20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • Mar 21 64th Grand National: David Read aboard Shannon Lass wins
  • Mar 25 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
  • Mar 25 In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia
  • Mar 28 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
  • Apr 2 Soccer team MVV '02 forms in Maastricht
  • Apr 2 Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • Apr 2 "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 4 Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million
  • Apr 5 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte" premieres in Paris
  • Apr 5 In Glasgow, Scotland the Ibrox disaster occurs after a section of a grandstand collapses killing 25 and injuring 517
  • Apr 7 Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms
  • Apr 8 Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
  • Apr 8 Demonstration organised by socialists in Belgium as people demand better education, living conditions, the right to strike and universal male suffrage result in a riot and some deaths
  • Apr 11 Battle at Rooiwal, South-Africa

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Apr 13 J C Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Apr 15 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"
  • Apr 15 Rioting and arson continue in Russia with peasants plundering estates to find food.
  • Apr 15 Russian minister of interior and head of secret police, Sipyengin, is assassinated by the 'Terror Brigade' of the Socialist Revolutionaries
  • Apr 18 Denmark is first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
  • Apr 19 6th Boston Marathon won by Sam Mellor of NY in 2:43:12
  • Apr 20 Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride
  • Apr 25 Erwin Harvey becomes 1st Cleveland ballplayer (Cleveland Bronchos) to have six hits in one game
  • Apr 28 Using the ISO 8601 standard Year Zero definition for the Gregorian calendar preceded by the Julian calendar, the one billionth minute since the start of January 1, Year Zero occurs at 10:40 AM on this date.
  • Apr 29 Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
  • Apr 30 Debussy's opera "Pelléas et Mélissande" premieres in Paris
  • May 3 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75
  • May 6 British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
  • May 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (BG)
  • May 6 Zulu assault at Holkrantz, South Africa
  • May 7 La Soufrière volcano on St Vincent kills 1,680 people
  • May 8 Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
  • May 10 Portugal goes bankrupt, but its parliament passes a bill converting its external debt. Contributing to Portugal's troubles is a recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down on 6 September

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May 12 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, negotiate or submit to arbitration

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • May 15 Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft
  • May 15 Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola
  • May 16 2 deaf-mutes face each other for 1st time as Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants, Reds win 5-3
  • May 17 Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
  • May 19 Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria
  • May 20 United States withdraws its troops from Cuba as the first Cuban president, Tomas Estrada Palma takes power
  • May 22 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
  • May 22 US President Theodore Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague
  • May 24 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
  • May 24 Cleve's Bill Bradley is 1st ALer to hit a HR run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918
  • May 27 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
  • May 29 Dutch State Mine law forms
  • May 30 Spanish King Alfonso XII, who was elected as a constitutional monarch, suspends the Cortes, Spain's parliament
  • May 31 Australia Cricket all out 36 v England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
  • May 31 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
  • May 31 Labor trouble and riots lead Spanish King Alfonso XII to impose martial law
  • Jun 1 Blue-White United soccer team of Amsterdam forms
  • Jun 2 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon

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Jun 5 Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 5 42nd British Golf Open: Sandy Herd shoots a 307 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jun 9 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia)
  • Jun 10 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
  • Jun 13 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • Jun 15 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
  • Jun 15 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Tx minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
  • Jun 17 US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 441

  • Jan 1 Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
  • Jan 2 Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • Jan 2 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 3 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
  • Jan 4 John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • Jan 5 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • Jan 6 Mark Brunswick, composer
  • Jan 6 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
  • Jan 6 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Alexander Gray, Wrightsville Pa, actor (This is Music)
  • Jan 8 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • Jan 8 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
  • Jan 8 Gret Palucca, German dancer/choreography (Silent Song)
  • Jan 9 Rudolph Bing, opera manager (NY Metropolitan Opera)
  • Jan 11 Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
  • Jan 12 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jan 12 Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jan 12 Simon H Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
  • Jan 14 Alfred Tarski, mathematician/logician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 14 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • Jan 15 Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64), born in Kuwait City (d. 1969)
  • Jan 16 Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
  • Jan 16 Evelyn Levine, composer
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
  • Jan 19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • Jan 22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • Jan 23 Benny Waters, saxophonist
  • Jan 24 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • Jan 24 Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • Jan 24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • Jan 25 Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
  • Jan 26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • Jan 26 Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)
  • Jan 30 Elise Cavanna, actress (Pharmacist, Dentist, Barber Shop)
  • Jan 30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • Jan 31 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • Jan 31 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
  • Jan 31 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
  • Feb 1 Carlo Borbolla, composer

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Feb 1 Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • Feb 1 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • Feb 2 Tyra Ryman, Arboga Sweden, actress (Peter the Tramp)
  • Feb 2 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)

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Feb 4 Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Feb 4 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Bronislaw Kaper, composer
  • Feb 6 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
  • Feb 6 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • Feb 7 Ethelda Blebtrey, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1920), born in Waterford, New York
  • Feb 8 Lyle Talbot, [Lysle Hollywood], actor (Glen or Glenda), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 8 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 9 Blanche Calloway, US vocalist/dancer (12 Clouds of Joy)
  • Feb 9 Chester H Lauck, Allene AR, actor (Dreaming Out Loud, 2 Weeks to Live)
  • Feb 9 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
  • Feb 10 Stella Adler, NY, actress (My Girl Tisa)

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Feb 10 Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

  • Feb 11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • Feb 12 William D Revelli, Spring Gulch Colorado, band leader
  • Feb 12 William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
  • Feb 13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)
  • Feb 14 Fred Scott, vocalist/actor (Vincent Lopez), born in Fresno, California
  • Feb 14 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 Stu Erwin, Squaw Valley California, actor (Stu Erwin Show)
  • Feb 14 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer
  • Feb 14 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 17 Marian Anderson, operatic contralto (banned by D.A.R.), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 18 Walter Herbert, German-born conductor and impresario (d. 1975)
  • Feb 19 Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)
  • Feb 19 John Bubbles, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 19 Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), born in NYC, New York

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Feb 20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams
  • Feb 21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • Feb 21 Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
  • Feb 21 John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
  • Feb 22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • Feb 25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • Feb 25 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • Feb 26 Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • Feb 26 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • Feb 27 Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920)
  • Feb 27 Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)

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Feb 27 John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

  • Mar 2 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • Mar 2 Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)
  • Mar 3 Ruby Dandridge, actress (Father of the Bride), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 7 Heinz Ruehmann, German actor/director (Der Hauptmann von Köpenick)
  • Mar 8 Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
  • Mar 8 Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)
  • Mar 9 Edward Durell Stone, US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
  • Mar 9 Will Geer, Frankfort Indiana, American actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)
  • Mar 11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • Mar 15 Kitty Masters, actress
  • Mar 16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)

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Mar 17 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones
  • Mar 20 Edgar Buchanan, Humansville Mo, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 11 US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Mar 9 Composer Gustav Mahler marries Alma Schindler in Vienna

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 Physicist Robert A. Millikan (34) weds Greta Blanchard

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

British Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Filmmaker Cecil B DeMille (21) weds actress Constance Adams (28) in Orange, New Jersey

Filmmaker and Director Cecil B. DeMille
Filmmaker and Director
Cecil B. DeMille

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Johnny Briggs, cricketer (118 wkts for England), dies in an asylum
  • Jan 14 Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
  • Jan 18 Filippo Marchetti, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Emanuil Manolov, composer, dies at 42
  • Feb 3 Isaac Fransen van der Putten, Dutch PM (1866), dies
  • Feb 10 J N Krieger, German Selenographer, dies
  • Feb 15 Wilhelmina JR Albregt-Engelman, Dutch actress, dies at 68
  • Feb 18 Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
  • Feb 23 Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72
  • Feb 25 Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 3 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54
  • Mar 17 George William Warren, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
  • Apr 2 Esther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge (b. 1814)
  • Apr 8 Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated
  • Apr 11 ... Potgieter, South African Boer general, dies in battle
  • Apr 12 Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)
  • Apr 17 Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (b. 1822)
  • Apr 27 Julius Sterling Morton, who started Arbor Day, dies at 72
  • May 1 John Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
  • May 3 David R Capriles, Curacaos director of psychiatric, dies at 64
  • May 5 Bret Harte, writer, dies at 65
  • May 26 Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • May 27 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies
  • Jun 5 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
  • Jun 10 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist, dies at 68
  • Jun 10 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • Jun 16 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (b. 1841)
  • Jun 18 Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66
  • Jun 19 John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69
  • Jul 4 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
  • Jul 6 Leopoldo Miguez, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 10 Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • Jul 12 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • Jul 18 John White, American composer, dies at 47
  • Jul 22 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
  • Aug 1 Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies
  • Aug 3 August Friedrich Martin Klughardt, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 8 Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies
  • Aug 10 George Vernon, cricketer (scored 11* & 3 in only England Test), dies
  • Aug 31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73

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Sep 5 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician, dies at 80

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Rudolf Virchow
  • Sep 6 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • Sep 7 Franz Wullner, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 9 Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, gov of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
  • Sep 14 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 19 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • Sep 23 John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68

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Sep 26 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • Sep 28 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
  • Sep 29 Iosif Ivanovici, composer, dies
  • Sep 29 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
  • Oct 24 Vladislav Ivanovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32

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Oct 26 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Oct 31 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 14 Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff, foreign minister, dies
  • Nov 17 Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847)
  • Nov 22 Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide
  • Nov 22 Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
  • Dec 3 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)
  • Dec 4 Charles Dow, American journalist (Dow Jones & Company - Wall Street Journal) (b. 1851)
  • Dec 5 Henry Stephen Cutler, composer, dies at 78

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Dec 7 Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies at 62

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • Dec 11 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68
  • Dec 22 Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62