What Happened in 1906

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 230

  • Jan 1 Dutch law makes driver's license mandatory
  • Jan 1 The poll tax of £1 per head on all adult male inhabitants of Natal, South Africa, except indentured Indians and married Blacks, imposed by the Natal parliament in 1905, becomes payable.

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Jan 2 Willis Carrier recieves a US patent for the world's first air conditioner

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • Jan 4 South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
  • Jan 6 Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 8 A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
  • Jan 10 The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues
  • Jan 12 1st time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
  • Jan 12 Football rules committee legalizes forward pass

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 12 Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • Jan 13 1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile
  • Jan 16 -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)

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Jan 19 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Jan 22 SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • Jan 25 Del Valle Inclans "El Marqués de Bradomin" premieres in Madrid
  • Jan 27 Rudolf Gundersen skates world record 500m at 44.8 sec
  • Jan 29 Coen de King skates world record time: 32,370 km
  • Jan 31 Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter
  • Feb 1 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • Feb 1 Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
  • Feb 2 Pope encyclical against separation of church & state
  • Feb 8 Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given
  • Feb 9 Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
  • Feb 10 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
  • Feb 10 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
  • Feb 12 George Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 15 British Labour Party founded
  • Feb 18 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 19 Will Keith Kellogg and Charles D. Bolin found the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company which is now the multinational food manufacturer Kellogg's
  • Feb 22 Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 23 Tommy Burns beats Marvin Hart in 20 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • Feb 24 Tomas Estrada Palma defeats Jose Gomez in the election for president of Cuba, but Gomez and his followers refuse to accept results and sponsor an uprising
  • Feb 27 France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
  • Feb 28 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
  • Mar 3 Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France
  • Mar 6 Cubs sign 3rd baseman Harry Steinfeldt to complete Tinker-Evers-Chance
  • Mar 6 Heavy storm bursts dike, flooding Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • Mar 6 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Mar 7 Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor
  • Mar 8 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
  • Mar 10 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
  • Mar 10 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres, France
  • Mar 10 Baker Street & Waterloo Railway opens, constructed by the Underground Electric Railways Company of London. The contraction Bakerloo became the official name in July 1906.
  • Mar 12 Heavy storm ravages Dutch west coast
  • Mar 14 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
  • Mar 15 Britons Rolls, Royce & Johnson form Rolls Royce Ltd
  • Mar 17 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Silver 7, although both winning a game, Montreal outscores Ottawa 12-10
  • Mar 17 The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
  • Mar 19 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich

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Mar 20 George Bernard Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London

  • Mar 24 "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
  • Mar 27 Founding of the Alpine Club of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers sweep Kenora Thisles in 2 games
  • Mar 30 68th Grand National: Mr Aubrey Hastings aboard Ascetic's Silver wins
  • Mar 31 GB Shaw's German version of "Caesar & Cleopatra" premieres in Berlin
  • Apr 2 South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
  • Apr 5 St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
  • Apr 6 1st animated cartoon copyrighted
  • Apr 7 Act of Algeciras drawn between Moroccan police & banking business
  • Apr 7 Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
  • Apr 9 3½th modern Olympic games opens in Athens (4/22 NS)
  • Apr 13 Mutiny on Portuguese battleships Dom Carlos & Vasco da Gama

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Apr 14 US President Theodore Roosevelt denounces "muckrakers" in US press, taken from John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Apr 15 The Armenian organization AGBU is established.
  • Apr 18 Calvinist Reformed Union in Neth Church forms in Utrecht

CommunicationSan Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Apr 18 San Francisco earthquake and fire kills nearly 4,000 while destroying 75% of the city

  • Apr 18 The Los Angeles Times story on the Azusa Street Revival launches Pentecostalism as a worldwide movement.
  • Apr 19 10th Boston Marathon won by Tim Ford of Mass in 2:45:45
  • Apr 19 Belgian naval education ship Comte The Stain de Naeyer sets sail
  • Apr 19 SF Earthquake ends killing 452
  • Apr 22 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
  • Apr 22 New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
  • Apr 26 1st motion pictures shown in Hawaii
  • May 1 Phillies' John Lush no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 6-0
  • May 2 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8

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May 2 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat

  • May 3 British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
  • May 6 "Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market Street, San Francisco
  • May 6 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)
  • May 8 Philadelphia A's pitcher Chief Benders plays outfield & hits 2 HRs
  • May 10 Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time
  • May 10 Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss president Ludwig Forrer open Simplon tunnel
  • May 13 Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem
  • May 14 Flagpole at the White Sox ballpark breaks during pennant-raising
  • May 15 NY Giants' Hooks Wiltse strikes out 4 batters in 1 inning
  • May 17 Switzerland's Simplon Tunnel open to rail traffic
  • May 19 Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes
  • May 19 Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier
  • May 21 Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
  • May 21 The US and Mexico sign an agreement over distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande, increasingly diverted to the US for irrigation
  • May 22 10th anniversary Olympic games close at Athens, Greece
  • May 22 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45
  • May 22 Wright Brothers patent an aeroplane
  • May 22 A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: these were the last British soldiers stationed in Canada
  • May 25 After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
  • May 26 Archaeological Institute of America forms
  • May 26 Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
  • May 27 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
  • May 28 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
  • May 30 40th Belmont: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 491

  • Jan 1 Frank Stack, Canada, speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1932)
  • Jan 1 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • Jan 3 Roman Brandstaetter, writer
  • Jan 5 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho
  • Jan 6 Benedict Vilakazi, South Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
  • Jan 6 Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
  • Jan 8 Jan A H J S Bruins Slot, Dutch founder illegal Trouw/MP (ARP)
  • Jan 8 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • Jan 11 Albert Hofmann, Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD)
  • Jan 11 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • Jan 11 Robert Nesbitt, impresario
  • Jan 12 Henny Youngman, England, comedian (Take my wife please...)
  • Jan 12 Tex Ritter, Texas, country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind)
  • Jan 12 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
  • Jan 13 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • Jan 14 Walter Knape, composer
  • Jan 14 William Bendix, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 15 Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
  • Jan 15 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1962)
  • Jan 16 Clement Greenberg, art critic
  • Jan 16 Diana Winyard, actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England
  • Jan 18 Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
  • Jan 19 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
  • Jan 19 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 21 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
  • Jan 21 John Putz, British journalist (Guardian) (d. 1995)
  • Jan 21 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)
  • Jan 22 Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • Jan 22 Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • Jan 23 Bob Steele, Pendleton Oregon, actor (Duffy-F Troop, Big Sleep)
  • Jan 24 Norman Cook, museum curator
  • Jan 27 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • Jan 28 Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)
  • Jan 28 Harry van Kruiningen, [Henri A Janssen], painter/graphic artist
  • Jan 28 Henry Foley, cricketer (batted in New Zealand's 1st Test 1930)
  • Jan 29 Franciscus Hin, Holland, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • Jan 29 Joe Primeau, NHL center
  • Jan 30 Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill)
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Frankel, composer
  • Jan 31 R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
  • Feb 1 Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • Feb 1 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • Feb 3 Ludvig Nielsen, composer
  • Feb 4 Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • Feb 4 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • Feb 4 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • Feb 5 John Carradine, Greenwich Village NY, actor (Grapes of Wrath, Howling)
  • Feb 7 Henry P'u-i, last emperor of China, puppet emperor of Manchukuo
  • Feb 7 Oleg Antonov, Soviet aircraft designer (d. 1984)
  • Feb 8 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • Feb 8 Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopy)
  • Feb 8 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Feb 9 Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • Feb 9 André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Erik Rhodes, [Ernest Sharpe], actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz)
  • Feb 10 Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist
  • Feb 10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • Feb 10 Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1973)
  • Feb 10 Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
  • Feb 11 Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
  • Feb 13 Agostinho da Silva, Portuguese philosopher (d. 1994)
  • Feb 15 Stephen Brown, CEO (Stone-Platt Industries)
  • Feb 16 Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Galo Plaza Lasso, President of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
  • Feb 17 Ramon Tapales, composer
  • Feb 18 Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 19 Grace Mary Williams, composer
  • Feb 19 Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
  • Feb 22 Edmund von Borck, composer
  • Feb 22 Gale Gordon, actor (Conklin-Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 24 Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)
  • Feb 25 Boris Papandopulo, composer
  • Feb 25 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • Feb 25 Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • Feb 25 Warren Hymer, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 26 Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
  • Feb 26 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, born in Athens (d. 1994)
  • Feb 27 Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
  • Feb 27 H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)

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Feb 28 Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • Mar 3 Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)
  • Mar 3 Donald Novis, Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo)
  • Mar 3 Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
  • Mar 4 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • Mar 4 Georges Ronsse, Belgian national cyclo-cross and world champion road cyclist (d. 1969)
  • Mar 4 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • Mar 6 Bob Wills, TX, actor (Lone Prairie, Tornado in the Saddle)

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Mar 6 Lou Costello, comedian/actor (Abbott & Costello), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello
  • Mar 7 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer
  • Mar 7 Hans Lachman, composer
  • Mar 11 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
  • Mar 14 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer
  • Mar 16 Francisco Ayala, writer
  • Mar 16 Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), born in London, England
  • Mar 17 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria, Gold), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Mar 17 Michael O'Shea, actor (Denny-It's a Great Life), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • Mar 18 Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
  • Mar 19 Adolf Eichmann, Ruhr Germany, Nazi Gestapo officer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 23 Composer Igor Stravinsky (23) weds Yekaterina Nosenko

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • Feb 17 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 14 Film director D. W. Griffith (31) weds Linda Arvidson (21) at Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Joseph Miroslav Weber, composer, dies at 51
  • Jan 1 Sir Hugh Nelson, Premier of Queensland (b. 1835)
  • Jan 5 Kathleen Kenyon, English Archaeologist who excavated Jericho (the oldest known continuously occupied human settlement that has been inhabited for the last 11,000 years), dies at 72
  • Jan 13 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • Jan 16 Marshall Field, founder of Marshall Field and Company (b. 1834)
  • Jan 18 Bartolomé Mitre, President of Argentina (1862-70), dies at 84
  • Jan 25 Joseph Wheeler II, Confederate General, dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Pierre L Goossens, Belgian archbishop of Malines/Cardinal, dies at 78
  • Jan 29 Christaan IX, King of Denmark (1893-1906), dies

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Feb 9 Paul Laurence Dunbar, African American dialect poet, dies at 33 in Dayton, Ohio

  • Feb 10 Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician (b. 1827)
  • Feb 13 Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)
  • Feb 18 Willem Doorenbos, literary/critic, dies at 85
  • Feb 18 John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)
  • Feb 23 Johann Hoch, US murderer, executed
  • Feb 25 Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
  • Feb 26 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 27 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, dies at 71
  • Mar 1 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
  • Mar 4 John McAllister Schofield, former U.S. Secretary of War and Commanding General of the U.S. Army (b. 1831)
  • Mar 10 Eugen Richter, German MP (Liberal), dies at 67

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Mar 13 Susan B. Anthony, American social reformer and women's suffrage movement leader, dies at 85

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • Mar 15 Alfred Gilpin Jones, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81
  • Mar 17 Carlos Calvo, Argentina diplomat (Calvo Clause), dies at 82
  • Mar 22 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist/composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Victor Barton, cricketer (scored 23 in Test Eng v South Africa 1892), dies
  • Mar 29 Slava Raskaj, Croatian painter (b. 1878)
  • Mar 30 Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73
  • Apr 6 Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • Apr 8 Auguste D, First recorded Alzheimer's victim (b. 1950)
  • Apr 11 Georgi Apollonovitch Gapon, Rus-orthodox clergyman/tsarist agent, dies
  • Apr 11 James A Bailey, circus showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 58
  • Apr 11 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (b. 1839)
  • Apr 18 Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846)
  • Apr 19 Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies
  • Apr 19 Spencer Gore, British tennis player and cricketer (b. 1850)
  • Apr 20 Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26
  • Apr 25 John Knowles Paine, US composer, dies at 67
  • May 14 Carl Schurz, German revolutionary and statesman (b. 1829)
  • May 23 Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78
  • May 30 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
  • May 31 Hermann Schell, German theologist (Gott und Geist), dies at 56
  • May 31 King Alfonso XIII, assassinated in Madrid
  • May 31 Victoria von Battenberg, assassinated in Madrid
  • Jun 5 Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, German philosopher (b. 1842)
  • Jun 7 Johan P Van de Kellen, stamp cutter/lithographer, dies at 74
  • Jun 8 Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 10 Richard John Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, 61
  • Jun 11 Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50
  • Jun 17 Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player, dies
  • Jun 17 William Dale, international legal consultant, dies
  • Jun 20 John Clayton Adams, British landscape artist (b. 1840)
  • Jun 22 Fritz Schaudinn, German animal scholar: examined amoebasis, dies at 34
  • Jun 25 Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit
  • Jun 26 Alexander Muir, poet (Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76
  • Jul 12 Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 19 Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)
  • Jul 29 Alexandre Luigini, composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 24 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter, dies
  • Aug 30 Hans Auer, Swiss architect (b. 1847)
  • Sep 2 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
  • Sep 5 Ludwig Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (b. 1844)
  • Sep 13 Georg Jacobi, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)
  • Sep 20 Robert R. Hitt, American politician (b. 1834)
  • Sep 21 Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)
  • Sep 23 Jan van Rijswijck, Flemish journalist/mayor of Antwerp, dies
  • Oct 5 Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter, dies at 58
  • Oct 7 Honoré Beaugrand, Canadian journalist and politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1848)
  • Oct 9 Joseph Glidden, American inventor (barbed wire) and businessman, dies at 93
  • Oct 20 William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67
  • Oct 21 [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, actress (Small Lord), dies at 55

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Oct 22 Paul Cézanne, French Post-Impressionist painter (b. 1839)

French Painter Paul Cézanne
French Painter
Paul Cézanne
  • Nov 4 John H. Ketcham, American politician (b. 1832)
  • Nov 9 Leon Vanderkindere, Belgian historian/mayor of Ukkel, dies at 64
  • Nov 14 Hendrik J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies
  • Nov 22 Earnest Josephson, Swedish painter, dies
  • Dec 7 Élie Ducommun, Swiss journalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1833)
  • Dec 14 John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer, dies at 78
  • Dec 21 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, composer, dies at 58