What Happened in 1910

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 200

  • Jan 1 Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
  • Jan 2 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley California)
  • Jan 3 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • Jan 7 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
  • Jan 10 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • Jan 10 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
  • Jan 13 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin
  • Jan 15 Constructions ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming
  • Jan 19 Germany & Bolivia end commerce/friendship treaty
  • Jan 19 US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • Jan 20 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • Jan 21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • Jan 22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 25 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
  • Jan 25 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
  • Jan 26 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
  • Feb 1 1st British labour exchange opens
  • Feb 1 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • Feb 7 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • Feb 15 The Boy Scouts of America founded.
  • Feb 19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"

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Feb 19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area

  • Feb 21 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • Feb 23 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

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Feb 23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troops to British India

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Feb 26 Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 1 118 die when three passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range by the worst snow slide in US history
  • Mar 2 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die

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Mar 3 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Mar 5 Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon" premieres
  • Mar 5 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Ottawa Senators, 3-1
  • Mar 8 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the 1st ever licensed female pilot
  • Mar 10 Republic of China officailly abolishes slavery
  • Mar 10 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • Mar 11 Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 v SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
  • Mar 12 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
  • Mar 14 Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
  • Mar 16 Barney Oldfield uses a Benz to break the existing records at Daytona Beach Road Course (131.25mph)
  • Mar 17 DHC soccer team forms in Delft, Netherlands
  • Mar 18 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • Mar 18 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick aboard Jenkinstown wins
  • Mar 19 6th Australasian Championships: Rodney Heath beats Horace Rice (6-4, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Mar 23 1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st US auto speedway)
  • Mar 24 83°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • Mar 25 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
  • Mar 26 US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
  • Mar 26 William H Lewis appointed US Assistant Attorney General
  • Mar 27 Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
  • Mar 28 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • Mar 30 Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Apr 1 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
  • Apr 3 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley claimed to have been 1st climbed by 4 local men

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Apr 14 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Apr 14 Pan American Union forms
  • Apr 15 William H. Taft is first US president to throw out a 1st ball at a baseball game
  • Apr 19 14th Boston Marathon won by Fred Cameron of Canada in 2:28:52.4
  • Apr 19 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
  • Apr 20 Cleve Indians Addie Joss 2nd no-hitter, beats Chicago, 1-0
  • Apr 20 Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km
  • Apr 21 Cleve Naps play 1st game at League Park, lose to Det Tigers 5-0
  • Apr 23 International Exhibition opens in Brussels
  • Apr 24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • Apr 27 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights
  • Apr 27 Louis Botha and James Hertzog establish the moderate nationalists South African Party promising equality of Britons and Boers
  • Apr 28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

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Apr 29 Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Apr 30 Cleve Indian Addie Joss wins 2nd no-hitter beating White Sox
  • May 4 Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent

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May 4 Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier

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May 6 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 7 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6
  • May 10 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
  • May 10 36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4
  • May 10 Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
  • May 10 The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform
  • May 11 Montana's Glacier National Park forms
  • May 12 2nd NAACP conference (NYC)
  • May 12 Phil A's Chief Bender no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0
  • May 14 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
  • May 15 The last time a major earthquake happened on the Elsinore Fault Zone.
  • May 16 US Bureau of Mines forms
  • May 17 Canada sets the designs for the 1-50 cent coins
  • May 19 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
  • May 20 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII
  • May 29 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
  • May 30 44th Belmont: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
  • May 31 Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
  • May 31 Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC
  • May 31 Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
  • Jun 1 SC Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • Jun 2 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
  • Jun 2 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
  • Jun 9 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
  • Jun 12 PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
  • Jun 13 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Phila
  • Jun 13 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia
  • Jun 18 16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
  • Jun 19 1st airship in service "Germany"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 482

  • Jan 1 Russ Bender, actor/writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster)
  • Jan 2 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • Jan 2 Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu Poet (d. 1983)
  • Jan 3 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • Jan 3 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • Jan 4 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • Jan 5 Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
  • Jan 6 Wright Morris, US writer
  • Jan 7 Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
  • Jan 7 Jack Lovelock, NZ/US surgeon/runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Jan 7 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Richard Cromwell, [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], actor (Jezebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Galina Ulanova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)
  • Jan 9 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
  • Jan 10 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian
  • Jan 10 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
  • Jan 11 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jan 11 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), born in Nøtterøy, Norway (d. 1984)
  • Jan 11 Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
  • Jan 12 Charles Martin, cartoonist
  • Jan 12 Luise Rainer, Austria, actress (Escapade, Good Earth, Big City)
  • Jan 12 Patsy Kelly, Bkln, actress (Rosemary's Baby, North Ave Irregulars)
  • Jan 14 Renier van der Velden, composer
  • Jan 16 David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
  • Jan 17 Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
  • Jan 17 Michael Economides, restaurateur
  • Jan 18 Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)
  • Jan 19 Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
  • Jan 20 Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
  • Jan 20 Ennio Porrino, composer

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Jan 20 Joy Adamson, (born Friederike Viktoria Gessner) Troppau Austria-Hungary, naturalist/author (Born Free)

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • Jan 20 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
  • Jan 20 Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
  • Jan 21 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 21 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • Jan 23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
  • Jan 25 Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman
  • Jan 25 Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, composer
  • Jan 26 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
  • Jan 26 Marijan Lipovsek, composer
  • Jan 26 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • Jan 28 Arnold Moss, Bkln, actor (Loves of Carmen, Kim, Quebec, Viva Zapata)
  • Jan 28 John Banner, actor (Sgt Hans Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 28 Verda Bryant, American author
  • Jan 29 Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
  • Jan 29 Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
  • Jan 30 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)
  • Jan 30 C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
  • Feb 1 Jahangir Khan, cricketer (father of Majid, Indian player 1932-36)
  • Feb 1 Michael Kanin, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year), born in Rochester, New York
  • Feb 2 Charlotte Auerbach, British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Feb 2 Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
  • Feb 3 Blas Galindo Dimas, San Gabriel Mexico, composer (A la Patria)
  • Feb 3 Nelson Case, TV host (Trash or Treasure), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 4 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer
  • Feb 4 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • Feb 5 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Feb 5 Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 5 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • Feb 6 George H Poyser, English soccer player/manager (Brentford)
  • Feb 6 Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • Feb 6 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
  • Feb 7 Buster Crabbe, 400m US swimmer (Olympics-gold-1932)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • Feb 10 Dominique Pire, Belgium, educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
  • Feb 10 Douglas Spencer, actor (Thing, This Island Earth, River of No Return)
  • Feb 10 Joyce Grenfell, actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily)
  • Feb 10 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
  • Feb 12 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
  • Feb 12 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)

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Feb 13 William Shockley, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist, born in London, England

Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley
  • Feb 15 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
  • Feb 16 Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
  • Feb 16 Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer
  • Feb 17 Marc Lawrence, actor (Man With Golden Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • Feb 20 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
  • Feb 21 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)
  • Feb 21 Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
  • Feb 21 Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
  • Feb 22 Al Sears, jazz performer
  • Feb 22 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
  • Feb 22 Nicholas Monsarrat, novelist, born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 24 Arthur Hazlerigg, British peer and cricketer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 25 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Joan Bennett, Palasades NJ, actress (Little Women, Disraeli)
  • Feb 27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
  • Feb 27 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
  • Feb 28 Roman Maciejewski, composer
  • Feb 28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 1 David Niven, actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

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Mar 1 Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, born in London (d. 2002)

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Mar 2 Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector
  • Mar 3 Kittens Reichert, American silent screen child actor (d. 1990)
  • Mar 4 Tancredo Neves, president of Civil rights activist
  • Mar 5 Joan Sterndale Bennett, NJ, actress (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows)

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Mar 5 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Chiayi County, Taiwan (d. 2007)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 3 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

May 8 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (27) weds first wife Blanche Lasky

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26 US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 27 Baseball legend Connie Mack (47) weds Katherine Holahan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Editor Maxwell Perkins (26) weds Louise Saunders at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in North Plainfield, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
  • Jan 17 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • Jan 25 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • Jan 28 Jose Garcia Robles, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
  • Feb 1 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • Feb 6 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • Feb 8 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • Feb 15 Albert Fuchs, composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 16 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (1908-1910), assassinated by a nationalist at 64
  • Mar 4 Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • Mar 10 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 10 Karl Lueger, Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, dies at 65
  • Mar 17 Joaquin Valverde, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 20 Félix Tournachon, [Nadar], French writer/photographer, dies at 89
  • Mar 26 Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
  • Mar 26 An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Ito Hirobumi (executed) (b. 1879)
  • Mar 27 Alexander E Agassiz, US businessman/biologist/geologist, dies at 74
  • Mar 27 David Duffle Wood, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, French violinist/conductor, dies
  • Mar 28 David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1837)
  • Apr 1 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver, dies at 94
  • Apr 2 Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37
  • Apr 2 Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, German theologist, dies at 79
  • Apr 12 William G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69
  • Apr 13 William Orchardson, British painter, dies
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)

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Apr 21 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

Author Mark Twain
Mark Twain
  • Apr 26 Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77
  • May 6 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68
  • May 10 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • May 10 William Huggins, discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, dies
  • May 16 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53
  • May 18 Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66
  • May 18 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (b.1841)
  • May 20 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, composer, dies at 88
  • May 22 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46

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May 27 Robert Koch, German pioneering bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel Prize 1905), dies at 66

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Robert Koch
  • May 29 Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73

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May 31 Elizabeth Blackwell, 1st woman physician, dies at 89

  • Jun 1 Francis S Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist, dies at 91
  • Jun 5 O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • Jun 16 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 17 Lady Mosley, biographer, dies
  • Jun 22 Marie, Princess of Wied/Orange Nassau, dies
  • Jun 28 Gustave Leon Huberti, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 1 Marius Petipa, Fren ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies
  • Jul 3 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • Jul 3 Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicketkeeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
  • Jul 4 Giovanni V Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (Mars), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 4 Melville Weston Fuller, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1833)
  • Jul 10 Johann G Galle, German discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies
  • Jul 12 Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • Jul 15 Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
  • Jul 21 Johan Peter Selmer, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 24 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • Jul 26 Philipus J Hoedemaker, theologist, dies at 71
  • Aug 3 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies
  • Aug 5 Wojciech Gawronski, composer, dies at 42

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Aug 13 Florence Nightingale, English nurse, dies at 90

  • Aug 16 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 20 Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 22 George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies

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Aug 26 William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • Aug 27 Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
  • Aug 29 Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
  • Aug 29 Johann O Backlund, Swedish astronomer, dies at 64
  • Aug 29 John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
  • Aug 30 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57
  • Aug 31 Emils Darzins, composer, dies at 34
  • Sep 2 Henri "le Douanier" Rousseau, French ambassador/painter, dies
  • Sep 5 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist, dies at 70
  • Sep 5 Julian Edwards, composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 7 William Holman Hunt, English painter, dies at 83
  • Sep 14 Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist
  • Sep 23 H J H "Tup" Scott, cricketer (Australian Test captain 1886), dies
  • Sep 24 Rudolf Dellinger, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 29 Winslow Homer, painter (Prout's Neck), dies
  • Sep 30 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • Oct 4 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)
  • Oct 10 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • Oct 15 Stanley Ketchel [The Michigan Assassin], Polish-American heavyweight boxing champion (1908-10), murdered at a ranch in Missouri at 24
  • Oct 17 Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91
  • Oct 17 William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • Oct 20 David B. Hill, Governor of New York (b. 1843)
  • Oct 23 Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (b. 1853)
  • Oct 30 J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies
  • Nov 15 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author, dies at 79
  • Nov 19 Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74

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Nov 20 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War & Peace), dies of pneumonia at 82

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
  • Nov 23 Hawley H Crippen, doctor/murderer, executed

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Dec 3 Mary Baker Eddy, founder (Christian Science (Monitor)), dies at 89

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • Dec 10 Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 31 John Moisant, American aviator (b. 1868)
  • Dec 31 Arch Hoxsey, American aviator (b. 1884)