What Happened in 1904

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 203

  • Jan 1 Neth Indies colony begins opium production
  • Jan 4 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
  • Jan 4 In 'Gonzales v Williams', the US Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may not be refused admission into continental United States; not until 1917 will citizenship rights be granted
  • Jan 5 -34°F (-36.7°C), River Vale, New Jersey (state record)
  • Jan 5 -42°F (-41.1°C), Smethport, Pennsylvania (state record)
  • Jan 5 England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68

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Jan 7 Marconi Co establishes "CQD" as 1st international radio distress signal

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Jan 8 Pope Pius X banned low cut dresses in the presence of churchmen
  • Jan 11 Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising
  • Jan 12 Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garison

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Jan 17 Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Jan 21 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa" premieres in Brno

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Jan 23 Ålesund Fire: the Norwegian coastal town Ålesund is devastated by fire, leaving 10,000 people homeless and one person dead. Kaiser Wilhelm II funds the rebuilding of the town in Jugendstil style.

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jan 25 179 die in coal mine explosion at Cheswick, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 25 J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea" premieres in Dublin
  • Jan 28 1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them
  • Jan 29 1st athletic letters given (Univ of Chicago football team)
  • Jan 31 Bela Bartok's symphony "Kossuth" premieres
  • Feb 4 John Millington Synge's "Well of Saints" premieres in Dublin
  • Feb 5 American occupation of Cuba ends
  • Feb 6 Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow
  • Feb 7 Baltimore catches fire (1500 buildings destroyed in 80 blocks)
  • Feb 9 Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria
  • Feb 10 Japan and Russia declare war

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 17 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly" premieres in Milan

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Puccini
  • Feb 21 National Ski Association forms in Ishpeming Mich
  • Feb 22 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • Feb 22 The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
  • Feb 23 United States acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
  • Feb 23 Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers
  • Feb 25 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society
  • Feb 25 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games
  • Feb 28 Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres

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Feb 29 Theodore Roosevelt, appoints 7-man Panama Canal Commission to proceed with completing a canal at the Isthmus

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Mar 1 England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia
  • Mar 2 "Official Playing Rules of Professional Base Ball Clubs" adopted
  • Mar 2 Gabriele d'Annunzio's "La figlia di Iorio" premieres in Milan
  • Mar 3 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison's cylinder

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Mar 5 Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation.

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Mar 6 The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific
  • Mar 8 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
  • Mar 9 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
  • Mar 12 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)

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Mar 12 Andrew Carnegie establishes Carnegie Hero Fund

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Mar 13 Bronze statue of Christ on Argentine-Chilean border dedicated
  • Mar 14 In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign
  • Mar 18 First performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"
  • Mar 25 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch aboard Moifaa wins
  • Mar 28 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town
  • Apr 5 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • Apr 8 Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific
  • Apr 8 British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.
  • Apr 13 Battle at Oviumbo Africa: Hereros chase away German army
  • Apr 13 US Congress authorizes Lewis & Clark Expo $1 gold coin
  • Apr 13 A squadron of the Russian fleet is decoyed out of Port Arthur by Japanese maneuvers, when they realize they are sailing into a trap; their battleship Petropavlovsk hits a mine and sinks, with a loss of 700 men

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Apr 14 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premiered in London

  • Apr 18 L'Humanité, under Jean Jaurès begins publishing
  • Apr 19 8th Boston Marathon won by Michael Spring of NY in 2:38:04.4
  • Apr 19 Much of Toronto destroyed by fire
  • Apr 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres in London
  • Apr 20 Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis

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Apr 21 Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Apr 23 American Academy of Arts & Letters forms
  • Apr 24 President Loubet of France visits King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and pointedly ignores the Pope, exacerbating relations between France and the Roman Catholic Church
  • Apr 25 NY Highlander Jack Chesbro's 1st of 41 wins this year
  • Apr 26 Bell Telephone Company of Antwerp Belgium forms
  • Apr 26 John C Watson leads the first Labour Government of Australian when Alfred Deakin resigns; Watson himself will resign in August
  • Apr 26 General Kuroko leads the Japanese Army against the large Russian force at the Yalu river during the Russo-Japanese War
  • Apr 27 The Australian Labor Party under Chris Watson becomes the first Labour government in the world
  • Apr 30 Ice cream cone makes its debut
  • May 2 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior riding Elwood wins in 2:08.50
  • May 4 Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal.
  • May 4 Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England. Go on to form Roll-Royce

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 5 Cy Young of Boston pitches perfect game against Philadelphia A's (3-0)

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • May 6 American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting
  • May 7 Flexible Flyer trademark registered
  • May 9 The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.
  • May 11 Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace
  • May 17 Maurice Ravel's "Shéhérazade" premieres in Paris
  • May 18 In Morocco, a brigand, Raizuli, kidnaps Ion H. Perdicaris, an American citizen
  • May 21 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) forms in Paris
  • May 21 France recalls its ambassador to the Vatican to protest the Pope's attempt to discipline two French bishops; this is yet another incident driving France and the Catholic Church apart
  • May 25 38th Belmont: George Odom aboard Delhi wins in 2:06.6
  • May 26 In two days of bitter fighting, the Japanese Army soundly defeats the Russians at Kinchan and captures the forts at Nanshan
  • May 27 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
  • May 28 29th Preakness: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Bryn Mawr wins in 1:44.2
  • May 30 Frank Chance gets hit by pitch 5 times in a doubleheader
  • May 30 The Japanese Army capture the City of Dairen after landing troops along the south coast of Manchuria
  • Jun 2 Professor Schron finds microbe that causes photosynthesis
  • Jun 6 National Tuberculosis Association organized, Atlantic City, NJ
  • Jun 10 44th British Golf Open: Jack White shoots a 296 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jun 11 Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
  • Jun 11 German Lt-Gen Lothar von Trotha lands in Swapokmund, SW-Africa
  • Jun 14 Dutch troops occupy Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants
  • Jun 14 At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • Jun 15 Side-wheeler passenger paddlesteamer "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)

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Jun 16 Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Jun 16 Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
  • Jun 21 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 433

  • Jan 1 Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, Pakistani politician (d. 1982)
  • Jan 1 Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Jan 1 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • Jan 2 James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
  • Jan 2 Sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance)
  • Jan 3 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • Jan 5 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 5 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
  • Jan 8 Peter Arno, cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 8 Karl Brandt, Alsacian Nazi war criminal (d. 1948)
  • Jan 10 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer
  • Jan 10 Ray Bolger, Dorchester Mass, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz)
  • Jan 11 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)
  • Jan 12 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist
  • Jan 13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
  • Jan 14 Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
  • Jan 16 Max Vredenburg, composer
  • Jan 17 Grant Withers, Pueblo CO, actor (Oklahoma, Annie)
  • Jan 17 Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Quebec, Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds)
  • Jan 18 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], Bristol England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
  • Jan 18 Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
  • Jan 18 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 19 James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
  • Jan 20 Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • Jan 20 Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/grandson of Bakunin
  • Jan 20 Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)
  • Jan 21 Joseph Ford McGuinn, actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 21 Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)

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Jan 22 George Balanchine [Giorgi Balanchivadze], ballet composer/choreographer, (d. 1983), [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Jan 22 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 23 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, born in Telč (d. 1969)
  • Jan 25 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Het Parool)
  • Jan 26 Douglas Evans, actor (South Pacific Trail)

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Jan 26 Sean MacBride, statesman/Amnesty Intl co-founder (Nobel '74), born in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • Jan 26 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • Jan 28 Canuplin, Filipino magician and bodabil entertainer (d. 1979)
  • Jan 31 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder (Trouw)
  • Feb 1 S J Perelman, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 2 Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)
  • Feb 2 Jose Enrique Pedreira, composer
  • Feb 3 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster and FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • Feb 3 Luigi Dallapiccola, Pisino Istria, Italian composer
  • Feb 3 Roger Makins, diplomat
  • Feb 4 Herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
  • Feb 4 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • Feb 4 Predrag Milosevic, composer
  • Feb 6 Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • Feb 7 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • Feb 8 Igor' Fyodorovich Belza, composer
  • Feb 10 John Farrow, Australian director/actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 11 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)
  • Feb 11 Keith Holyoake, New Zealand PM (1960-72)
  • Feb 12 Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Feb 14 Charles William Oatley, electrical engineer
  • Feb 14 Hanning Phillips, Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed)
  • Feb 14 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist
  • Feb 15 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • Feb 15 Mary Adshead, muralist/painter
  • Feb 16 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
  • Feb 16 George F Kennan, US ambassador (to Moscow), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • Feb 17 Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
  • Feb 17 Hans Morgenthau, German political philosopher (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19 Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
  • Feb 20 Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
  • Feb 20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • Feb 20 Bramwell Fletcher, Yorkshire England, actor (White Cargo, Mummy)
  • Feb 21 Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
  • Feb 22 Peter Hurd, Roswell NM, painter (Portrait of Jose Herrera)
  • Feb 23 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • Feb 23 William L Shirer, historian (Rise & Fall of 3rd Reich)
  • Feb 25 Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
  • Feb 27 James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
  • Feb 27 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Innocent Heart)
  • Feb 27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • Feb 27 André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Feb 27 Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • Feb 29 Alan Richardson, composer
  • Feb 29 Jimmy Dorsey, Shenandoah Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show)
  • Feb 29 John "Pepper" Martin, baseballer (NL stolen base leader 1933,34,36)
  • Feb 29 Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausen
  • Feb 29 Rukmini Devi Arundale, Indian dancer and founder of Kalakshetra (d. 1986)
  • Mar 1 Glenn Miller, bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood)
  • Mar 1 Paul Hartman, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), born in San Francisco, California

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Mar 2 Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], children's author (Horton Hears a Who!), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss
  • Mar 4 George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...
  • Mar 4 Joseph Schmidt Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (d. 1942)
  • Mar 4 Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
  • Mar 5 Karl Rahner, German theologian (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 Hugh Williams, actor/writer (Charley's Aunt, Bank Holiday)
  • Mar 6 Johannes C "Chris" Baay, Dutch actor (Klatergoud, Surprise Raid)
  • Mar 6 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian tenor (d. 1942)
  • Mar 6 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (d. 1960)
  • Mar 7 Ivar Ballangrud, Norway, Olympic speed skater (4 gold, 2 silver)
  • Mar 7 Reinhard Heydrich, German governor (Bohemen/Moravia (Lidice))
  • Mar 7 Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, Butterfield 8)
  • Mar 7 Willy Forst, Austria actor/director (Vienna Blood)
  • Mar 9 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (d. 2002)
  • Mar 11 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (28) weds Emma Weyer at St. Stephan Catholic Church in Lindenthal, Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer
  • Feb 2 US blues singer Gertrude Pridgett marries comic William Rainey

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (35) weds Freddie Alexander (19) in Arkansas

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 21 Sinclair Oil founder Harry Ford Sinclair (28) weds Elizabeth Farrell

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 2 Novelist Hermann Hesse (27) weds Maria Bernoulli

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

Famous Deaths

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Jan 2 James Longstreet, Confederate general, dies at 82

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 5 Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya), dies at 64
  • Jan 9 Alfred Richard, cricketer (6 & 0 in only Test for S Af 1895-96), dies
  • Jan 10 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (b. 1824)
  • Jan 15 Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 24 Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 26 John P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician, dies at 64
  • Jan 26 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (b. 1846)
  • Jan 27 Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 1 Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76
  • Feb 2 William C. Whitney, American financier (b. 1841)
  • Feb 10 John A. Roche, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1844)
  • Feb 20 Gustav Adolf Heinze, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 22 Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)
  • Mar 5 Alfred von Waldersee, Prussian field marshal/chief-staff, dies at 71
  • Mar 7 Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (b. 1828)
  • Apr 9 Isabella II, Queen of Spain (1833-68), dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
  • Apr 16 Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888)
  • Apr 16 Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
  • Apr 24 Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77
  • May 1 Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer (Slavic Dancing), dies at 62
  • May 6 Franz von Lenbach, German painter, dies at 67
  • May 7 Peter Hille, writer, dies
  • May 8 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer (horse trot), dies

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May 10 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (discovered source of the Nile), dies at 63

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • May 13 Jan Boissevain, ship owner/politician, dies
  • May 14 Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78
  • May 16 N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies
  • May 19 Auguste Molinier, French historian (b. 1851)
  • May 26 Georges Gilles de la Tourette, French neurologist (b. 1857)
  • Jun 3 Vincent Tancred, cricket (Bernard & Louis bro, Test for S A), suicide
  • Jun 12 Camille de Renesse, Belgian Count (b. 1836)
  • Jun 13 Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
  • Jun 30 Thomas Emmett, cricketer (English Test bowler of the sostenuter), dies
  • Jul 3 Theodor Herzl, Austrian journalist/Zionist, dies
  • Jul 3 Edouard Beaupré, Canadian giant and strongman (b. 1881)
  • Jul 5 Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
  • Jul 14 President of Transvaal Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902), heart failure at 78

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Jul 15 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • Jul 22 Wilson Barrett, English actor (b. 1846)
  • Jul 23 John Simon, public health pioneer, dies
  • Jul 28 Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
  • Aug 4 Arnold Krug, German composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 6 Eduard Hanslick, Austrian music critic (b. 1825)
  • Aug 9 Friedrich Ratzel, German social-geographer (Lebensraum), dies at 59
  • Aug 10 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies
  • Aug 22 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, American writer, dies at 54
  • Aug 25 William Hall, Canadian Royal Naval sailor (b. 1827)
  • Aug 29 Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876), dies
  • Aug 30 Kate Fanny Loder, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 13 Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (b. 1879)
  • Sep 18 Herbert von Bismarck, German politician/son of Otto, dies
  • Sep 21 Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies
  • Sep 26 Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54
  • Sep 26 John F. Stairs, Canadian businessman and statesman (b. 1848)
  • Sep 29 Niels Ryberg Finnen, Danish physician (Nobel 1903), dies
  • Sep 30 Sigurd Lie, Norwegian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 33
  • Oct 1 William GGVV Harcourt, historian/English Sect of State, dies at 76
  • Oct 4 Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847)

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Oct 4 Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor and designer of the Statue of Liberty, dies of tuberculosis at 70

  • Oct 8 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria sociologist/philosopher, dies at 62
  • Oct 13 Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)
  • Oct 17 Nikolai Amani, composer, dies at 32
  • Oct 20 Henry Hiles, English composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 21 Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)
  • Oct 25 Teresa Milanollo, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 3 Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 4 Jack Brown, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies
  • Nov 18 Justus van Maurik, cigar manufacturer/author/head of Red Guard, dies
  • Nov 22 Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
  • Nov 30 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer, dies at 64
  • Dec 10 James Cranston, cricketer (scored 16 & 15 in Test for England), dies
  • Dec 24 Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor, dies at 55
  • Dec 25 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer, dies at 61