What Happened in 1905

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 212

  • Jan 1 9 hour work day for diamond miners
  • Jan 2 Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine in San Jose, California
  • Jan 2 Japanese troops capture Port Arthur from Russia, a blow to national morale and causing further discontent within Russia
  • Jan 2 The American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms.
  • Jan 5 Charles Perrine announces discovery of Jupiter's 7th satellite, Elara
  • Jan 5 National Association of Audubon Society, a non-profit, environmental organization dedicated to conservation, incorporates
  • Jan 14 Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 15 Coen de Koning becomes world champion all-round skater
  • Jan 16 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
  • Jan 16 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals
  • Jan 17 Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer & C G Scannell, Chicago
  • Jan 18 French government of Combes falls

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Jan 20 US begins supervising the Dominican Republic's national and international debts, testing President Theodore Roosevelt's "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jan 22 In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'

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Jan 26 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pelleas und Melissande" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Jan 26 Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea
  • Jan 26 World's largest diamond, the 3,106-carat Cullinan, is found in South Africa
  • Jan 27 Maurice Rouvier forms government in France

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Jan 29 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months

  • Jan 31 1st automobile to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach
  • Jan 31 Carroll Wright appointed 1st Commissioner of Labor, USA
  • Feb 1 Hague soccer team ADO forms
  • Feb 1 Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
  • Feb 7 Dominican Rep signs treaty turning over customs collection to US
  • Feb 8 Cyclone hit Tahiti & adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people
  • Feb 11 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299½-last pin breaks but stands
  • Feb 11 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
  • Feb 13 -29°F (-34°C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)
  • Feb 13 -40°F (-40°C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
  • Feb 13 -40°F (-40°C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)
  • Feb 15 1st race meet at Oaklawn Park (Hot Springs, Ark)
  • Feb 16 1st US Esperanto club organizes in Boston
  • Feb 17 Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall
  • Feb 18 Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben" premieres in Munich
  • Feb 23 First Rotary Club formed by 4 men in the Unity Building, Chicago
  • Feb 24 Simplon tunnel in Switzerland completed
  • Feb 25 The Nederlands Verbond van Vakverenigingenwas, a Dutch social-democratic trade union, forms
  • Mar 3 US Forest Service forms
  • Mar 3 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a 'consultative assembly' and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts

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Mar 4 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Mar 10 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
  • Mar 11 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
  • Mar 12 The continuing strikes and disorders that unsettle Italy force out Premier Giovanni Giolitti, though he will return in March, 1906
  • Mar 24 A group of Cretans dedicated to Crete's union with Greece led by Eleutherios Venizelos, meet at the village of Therisso and proclaim a union in defiance of the Great Powers
  • Mar 25 Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
  • Mar 28 Paramaribo-Dam railway opens in Suriname, never used

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Mar 31 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany visits Tangier, Morocco and proclaims Germany's support of Moroccan independence and equal opportunity for all powers to trade there

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Mar 31 67th Grand National: Frank Mason aboard Kirkland wins
  • Apr 1 British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya
  • Apr 1 SOS first adopted as a morse distress signal (· · · – – – · · ·) by German government
  • Apr 2 Cairo-Capetown railway opens
  • Apr 4 Earthquake in Kangra India, kills 20,000
  • Apr 5 James Barrie's "Alice-sit-by-the-fire" premieres in London
  • Apr 6 Germany receives invitation from Sultan of Morocco to an international conference to discuss matters relating to Morocco
  • Apr 12 French Dufaux brothers test helicopter
  • Apr 12 Hippodrome arena opens (NYC)
  • Apr 17 US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional
  • Apr 17 The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
  • Apr 19 9th Boston Marathon won by Fred Lorz of NY in 2:38:25.4
  • Apr 21 The elective assembly of Crete proclaims union with Greece
  • Apr 22 Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam
  • Apr 24 1st-class Cricket debut of Jack Hobbs, Surrey v Gentlemen (18 & 28)
  • Apr 24 Senators execute a triple-play & beat Yankees 4-3
  • Apr 25 Latest day of 1st-class cricket in an Aust season (NSW v Qld)
  • Apr 25 Whites win right to vote in South Africa
  • Apr 26 Cubs Jack McCarthy becomes only major league player to throw out 3 runners at plate in 1 game, all were ends of a double play
  • Apr 27 World Exposition opens in Liège
  • Apr 29 2" rain falls in 10 mins in Taylor, TX
  • Apr 29 Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon
  • Apr 30 1st official soccer game between Belgium-Netherlands (1-4)

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May 2 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne
  • May 5 Robert S Abbott published 1st issue of newspaper "Chicago Defender"
  • May 8 In Russia, the Union of Unions organizes under the chairmanship of Paul Miliukov and joins liberal groups demanding parliamentary government and universal suffrage
  • May 10 31st Kentucky Derby: Jack Martin aboard Agile wins in 2:100.75

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May 13 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champion

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • May 14 2nd official international soccer match, Netherlands beats Belgium 4-0
  • May 15 Las Vegas Nevada founded
  • May 15 Pierre de Brazza reaches Leopoldville
  • May 17 Waseda U of Tokyo defeats LA High School 5-3 in baseball
  • May 19 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champ
  • May 22 Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School
  • May 24 39th Belmont: Eugene Hildebrand aboard Tanya wins in 2:08
  • May 26 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • May 27 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
  • May 27 Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima
  • May 29 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania
  • May 31 Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger
  • Jun 1 Lewis & Clark Centennial Exposition opens in Portland, Oregon
  • Jun 6 French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request
  • Jun 7 Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
  • Jun 8 US President Theodore Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities, offering his personal services
  • Jun 9 45th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 318 at St Andrews
  • Jun 10 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
  • Jun 11 Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
  • Jun 13 NY Giant Christy Mathewson 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Jun 24 19th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Helen Homans (6-4, 5-7, 6-1)
  • Jun 25 Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation
  • Jun 27 Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin" and sail for Odessa
  • Jun 30 In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution'
  • Jun 30 The crew of the Russian battleship "Georgei Pobiedonosets" mutinies in support of the "Potemkin", which mutinied three days earlier

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 430

  • Jan 1 Charles Melvin Price, East St. Louis, Illinois, a longtime member of the US House of Representatives
  • Jan 1 Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1 Kamatari Fujiwara, actor (d. 1985), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jan 2 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
  • Jan 2 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • Jan 3 Dante Giacosa, engineer/designer
  • Jan 3 Ray Milland, Neath Wales, actor (Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945)
  • Jan 3 Anna May Wong, American actress (Shanghai Express, Piccadilly), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Georgia, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
  • Jan 6 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
  • Jan 7 Francis Taylor, builder
  • Jan 8 Carl Gustav Hempel, German Logical Positivist philosopher
  • Jan 8 Giacinto Scelsi, La Spezia, Italy, composer and surrealist poet
  • Jan 11 John Henry Jacques, Northumberland, England, co-operative retailer
  • Jan 11 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  • Jan 13 Kay Francis, [Katherine E Gibbs], actress (False Madonna), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1968)
  • Jan 13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14 Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)
  • Jan 15 Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • Jan 17 Franz Schmid, Germany, ascended northside of Matterhorn (1931)
  • Jan 17 Guillermo Stábile, Argentine footballer (d. 1966)
  • Jan 17 Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 18 Chick Chandler, actor (Barney-One Happy Family), born in Kingston, New York
  • Jan 18 Joseph Bonanno, Italian-born gangster (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19 Anne Schumacher Hummert, Baltimore US, leading creator of daytime radio serials during the 1930s and 1940s
  • Jan 19 Oveta Culp Hobby, government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)

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Jan 21 Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Jan 21 Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (d. 1978)
  • Jan 23 David Newell, Missouri, actor (Runaway Bride, White Heat, Dangerous Curves)
  • Jan 23 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges)
  • Jan 24 Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Charles Lane, actor (Homer-Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • Jan 26 John Carmel Heenan, Essex, cardinal archbp of Westminster (1963-75)
  • Jan 26 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austria, singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
  • Jan 26 Marquess of Bath, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 27 Howard McNear, actor (Floyd- "The Andy Griffith Show", "Jetsons"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Luther Diamond, radio personality
  • Jan 28 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • Jan 29 Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)

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Jan 30 Emilio G. Segrè, Tivoli, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • Jan 31 Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)
  • Jan 31 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
  • Feb 1 Ernst Carl Gerlach Stueckelberg, Basel Switzerland, eminent mathematician and physicist
  • Feb 2 Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)
  • Feb 2 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • Feb 3 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • Feb 4 Eddie Foy Jr, New Rochelle NY, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange)
  • Feb 4 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
  • Feb 6 Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist leader (d. 1982)
  • Feb 7 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • Feb 7 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1983)
  • Feb 8 Truman Bradley, Missouri US, TV host (Science Fiction Theater)
  • Feb 10 John Dierkes, Ohio US, actor (Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree)
  • Feb 10 Max Schubert, a pioneering Australian winemaker
  • Feb 10 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • Feb 10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • Feb 11 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
  • Feb 12 Harry Bellaver, Illinois, US, actor (Sgt Arcaro-Naked City)
  • Feb 15 Harold Arlen, [Hyman Arluck], US, composer (Over the Rainbow)
  • Feb 16 José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
  • Feb 16 Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
  • Feb 20 Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
  • Feb 22 Luis Sandi, Mexico City, a musician, teacher and composer
  • Feb 23 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • Feb 24 Eric Boyland, English biochemist (Cancer research), born in Manchester (d. 2002)
  • Feb 24 Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • Feb 27 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
  • Feb 27 Franchot Tone, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey)
  • Feb 28 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian
  • Mar 1 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • Mar 1 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)
  • Mar 2 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 5 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • Mar 7 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • Mar 9 Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes)
  • Mar 9 Grigori Kozintsev, Kiev Ukraine, director (Hamlet, King Lear)
  • Mar 9 Peter C Quennell, English biographer/critic (Byron in Italy)
  • Mar 9 Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)
  • Mar 10 Rene Bernier, composer
  • Mar 10 Richard Haydn, English actor (d. 1985)
  • Mar 14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • Mar 15 Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg, attempted to assassinate Hitler
  • Mar 15 Joe E Ross, comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show)
  • Mar 16 Elisabeth Flickenschildt, German actress (d. 1977)
  • Mar 18 John Kirkpatrick, pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Robert Donat, England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel)
  • Mar 18 Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
  • Mar 19 Albert Speer, German architect/minister of Armament (NSDAP)
  • Mar 20 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • Mar 21 Phyllis McGinley, US, poet (Pulitzer 1961, Love Letters)
  • Mar 22 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, composer
  • Mar 22 Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director
  • Mar 22 Phyllis McGinley, poet
  • Mar 22 Ruth Page, US choreographer/ballet leader (Diaghilev, Pygmalion)
  • Mar 23 Paul Grimault, animator
  • Mar 23 Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
  • Mar 23 Lale Andersen, German singer and cabaretist (d. 1972)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 26 General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 11 Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

Novelist Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 16 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (30) weds Beatrice O'Brien

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 17 Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jun 15 Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 30th US President Calvin Coolidge (33) weds Grace Anna Goodhue (26) in Burlington, Vermont

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 10 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • Jan 11 Yehudah Aryeh Leib Alter, Warsaw, Hasidic rabbi (b. 1847)
  • Jan 13 George Thorn, Premier of Queensland (b. 1838)
  • Jan 14 Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64
  • Jan 19 Debendranath Tagore, Indian philosopher (b. 1817)
  • Jan 20 Stanislaw Pilinski, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 1 Oswald Aschenbach, German painter, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Louis-Ernest Barrias, French sculptor (b. 1841)
  • Feb 10 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 12 Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies
  • Feb 13 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • Feb 15 Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77
  • Feb 17 Serge Alexandrovich, gov-gen Moscow, murdered
  • Feb 18 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Jeremiah W. Farnham, American merchant captain
  • Feb 28 Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85
  • Mar 6 John Henninger Reagan, American Confederate politician (b. 1818)
  • Mar 12 Rudolf von Alt, Austrian painter, dies at 92
  • Mar 15 Arnold Kerdijk, Dutch liberal/founder (Social Weekly), dies at 60
  • Mar 15 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norwegian author (Paa St Jorgen), dies at 58
  • Mar 19 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer, dies at 49

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Mar 24 Jules Verne, French writer "Father of Science Fiction" (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne
  • Mar 26 Maurice Barrymore, actor; patriarch of the Barrymore family (b. 1849)
  • Apr 4 Constantin Meunier, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 73
  • Apr 23 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 23 Gédéon Ouimet, Quebec politician (b. 1823)
  • Apr 25 Jacob Olie, Dutch photographer, dies at about 70
  • Apr 28 Fitzhugh Lee, American Confederate general (b. 1835)
  • Apr 29 Ignacio Cervantes, composer, dies at 57
  • May 9 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, dies at 78
  • May 23 Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75
  • May 26 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
  • May 29 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 4 Carl Albert Loeschhorn, composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 13 Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
  • Jun 13 Tippo-Tip, [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
  • Jun 15 Hermann von Wissmann, German African expl/gov East-Africa, dies
  • Jun 16 Hermann von Wissmann, German explorer/governor of E Africa, dies at 51
  • Jun 22 Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • Jun 30 John Hay, US politician, dies
  • Jul 4 Élisée Reclus, French anarchist (b. 1830)
  • Jul 5 Carel V Gerritsen, free thinker, dies
  • Jul 8 Walter Kittredge, American musician (b. 1834)
  • Jul 23 Jean-Jacques Henner, French painter, dies at 76
  • Aug 10 Kinjikitile "Bokero" Ngwale, E African prophet/rebel leader, hanged
  • Aug 14 Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
  • Aug 14 Simeon Solomon, British artist (b. 1840)
  • Aug 21 Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters), dies at 80
  • Sep 2 Walter Cecil Macfarren, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 4 Pierre de Braza, founder (French Congo), dies
  • Sep 10 Pete Browning, American baseball player (b. 1861)
  • Sep 13 René Goblet, French politician (b. 1828)
  • Sep 14 Pietro/Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, 1st French Congo gov (1890-98), die
  • Sep 18 George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80
  • Sep 19 Thomas John Barnardo, Irish philanthropist (b. 1845)
  • Sep 21 Rudolf Baumbach, writer of German student drinking songs, dies at 64
  • Sep 25 Jacques Marie Eugène Godefroy Cavaignac, French politician (b. 1853)
  • Oct 2 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuban/French sonnet poet, dies at 62
  • Oct 6 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies
  • Oct 13 Henry Irving, [John H Brodribb], English actor (Hamlet), dies at 67
  • Oct 21 Jose Teodor Vilar, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 28 Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies
  • Oct 29 Etienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • Nov 2 Albert von Kölliker, Swiss anatomist (b. 1817)
  • Nov 8 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • Nov 17 Adolf WAKF, duke of Nassau/grand duke of Luxembourg, dies at 88
  • Nov 17 Philip EFMCBLG, earl of Flanders, dies
  • Nov 17 Adolphe of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
  • Dec 9 Henry Holmes, composer, dies at 66