What Happened in 1913

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 259

  • Jan 1 Post office begins parcel post deliveries
  • Jan 1 8th Australasian Championships: James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish (3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5)
  • Jan 2 National Woman's Party forms

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Jan 2 Mahatma Gandhi leaves the Tolstoy Farm in Transvaal, South Africa.

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jan 6 Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete
  • Jan 7 William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
  • Jan 8 Frank Chance becomes Yankee manager
  • Jan 11 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)

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Jan 12 After using other pseudonyms over the years, Josef Dzhugashvili signs himself as Stalin ("man of steel") in a letter to the paper, Social Democrat

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Jan 13 Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 16 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
  • Jan 17 Raymond Poincaré elected president of France
  • Jan 18 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
  • Jan 19 Raymond Poincaré installed as president of France
  • Jan 21 Aristide Briand forms French government for the 2nd time
  • Jan 23 The 'Young Turks' lead a coup d'etat against the Turkish Government

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Jan 24 Franz Kafka stops working on "Amerika"; it will never be finished

Writer Franz Kafka
Franz Kafka

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Jan 26 Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing as a professional

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jan 29 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates
  • Jan 30 UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
  • Feb 2 NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
  • Feb 2 NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
  • Feb 3 16th Amendment to the US Constitution, federal income tax, ratified
  • Feb 3 Golden/Cawthorne's musical "Sunshine Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 4 Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
  • Feb 4 National Institute of Arts & Letters founded
  • Feb 9 -18] 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die
  • Feb 10 Edward Sheldon's "Romance" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 15 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC

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Feb 16 US President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Feb 17 1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)

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Feb 17 NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse
  • Feb 18 French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC
  • Feb 18 President Francisco Madero of Mexico is overthrown
  • Feb 19 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
  • Feb 19 Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
  • Feb 20 King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the construction of Canberra.
  • Feb 22 Lowell HS, SF opens (on its 1st campus)
  • Feb 25 The 16th Amendment to the US Constitution becomes law, providing the legal basis for the institution of a graduated income tax
  • Feb 28 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
  • Mar 1 1st state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND
  • Mar 1 US federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
  • Mar 3 Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 4 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
  • Mar 4 US Department of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments
  • Mar 4 Gabriel Faure's opera "Penelope" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Mar 4 NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)

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Mar 4 Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Mar 8 Federal League organizes with 6 teams
  • Mar 8 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
  • Mar 10 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
  • Mar 10 William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
  • Mar 12 Foundation stone of the Australian capital in Canberra laid
  • Mar 13 Kansas legislature approved censorship of motion pictures

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Mar 14 John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • Mar 14 South African Supreme Court declares that marriages not celebrated according to Christian rites and/or not registered by the Registrar of Marriages, are invalid; all Muslim and Hindu marriages are therefore declared invalid
  • Mar 15 1st US presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Mar 15 Cleveland establishes 1st small claims court
  • Mar 17 The Uruguayan Air Force is founded.
  • Mar 18 King George I of Greece is assassinated in the recently liberated city of Thessaloniki.
  • Mar 21 -26] Flood in Ohio, kills 400
  • Mar 24 Netherlands soccer team's 1st victory over England
  • Mar 24 Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC
  • Mar 25 Great Dayton Flood: winter rains cause Great Miami River to flood, Ohio's greatest natural disaster in Ohio
  • Mar 25 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
  • Mar 26 Bulgaria captures Adrianople, ending the 1st Balkan War
  • Mar 26 Dayton, Ohio almost destroyed when Scioto, Miami, & Muskingum River reach flood stage simultaneously
  • Mar 28 Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • Apr 3 British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail
  • Apr 4 The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
  • Apr 4 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard Covertcoat wins
  • Apr 8 17th amendment, requiring direct election of senators, ratified
  • Apr 8 Opening of China's 1st parliament takes place in Peking (now Beijing)
  • Apr 9 Brooklyn Dodger's Ebbets Field opens, Phillies win 1-0
  • Apr 10 President Woodrow Wilson throws out 1st ball, Senators beat Yankees 2-1

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Apr 10 Walter Johnson begins string of 56 consecutive scoreless innings

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Apr 10 During the Montenegrin siege of Scutari, the Montenegrin coastline is blockaded
  • Apr 14 Belgium begins general strike for voting rights
  • Apr 16 The Bulgarians and the Turks agree to an armistice that will be accepted by the other nations involved
  • Apr 19 17th Boston Marathon won by Fritz Carlson of Minn in 2:25:14.8
  • Apr 21 German passenger ship Imperator runs aground
  • Apr 22 Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
  • Apr 24 Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened - world's tallest building at the time
  • Apr 26 Sun Yet San calls for revolt against pres Yuan Shikai in China
  • May 1 Longacre Theater opens at 220 W 48th St NYC
  • May 6 King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, northern Albania
  • May 7 British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote
  • May 7 An ambassadorial conference in St Petersburg, Russia, awards the town of Silistria to Rumania in compensation for Bulgaria's other territorial gains in the First Balkan War
  • May 9 17th amendment provides for election of senators by popular vote
  • May 10 39th Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Goose aboard Donerail wins in 2:04.8
  • May 10 Yanks commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 innings
  • May 12 Harry Green runs world record marathon (2:38:16.2)

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May 13 1st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
  • May 14 Frans Hals museum opens in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • May 14 Wash Senator Walter Johnson ends record scorless streak at 56 innings
  • May 19 Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japanese from owning land
  • May 20 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
  • May 26 US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
  • May 26 Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate.

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May 29 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 536

  • Jan 1 Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)
  • Jan 2 Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
  • Jan 2 Gardner Read, Evanston, Illinois, composer
  • Jan 2 Juanita E Jackson Mitchell, US head (NAACP)
  • Jan 2 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist
  • Jan 2 Anna Lee, Ightham, Kent, English actress (General Hospital, How Green Was My Valley)
  • Jan 4 Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
  • Jan 6 Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
  • Jan 6 Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
  • Jan 6 Tom Brown, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 7 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • Jan 7 Shirley Ross, actress (Cafe Society, Prison Farm), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jan 7 Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • Jan 8 Horace Smith, cricketer (NZ, only Test wkt off his 1st ball (Paynter))
  • Jan 9 Lavad "Dr Hepcat" Durst, vocal/piano
  • Jan 9 Peter John Norton, naval diplomat/artist

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Jan 9 Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California, 37th President (R) of the United States (1969-74)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 10 Gustav Husak, president of Czechoslavakia (1975-89)
  • Jan 10 Haywood Frank Henry, sax player
  • Jan 10 Mehmet Shehu, Albanian politician (d. 1981)
  • Jan 13 Jeff Morrow, actor (Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 14 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
  • Jan 15 Lloyd Bridges, San Leandro California, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane)
  • Jan 15 Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
  • Jan 15 Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
  • Jan 17 Werenfried [Flip] van Straaten, founder (Oostpriesterhulp)
  • Jan 17 Yuvraj of Patiala, cricketer (scored 24 & 60 in only Test India v Eng)
  • Jan 18 Danny Kaye, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 19 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
  • Jan 19 Rex Ingamells, Australian poet (d. 1955)
  • Jan 19 "Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)
  • Jan 22 Verdina Shlonsky, composer
  • Jan 22 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
  • Jan 22 Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
  • Jan 24 Mark Goodson, TV game-show proudcer (Goodson-Toddman)
  • Jan 24 Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], composer, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 26 Jimmy Van Heusen, songwriter (Love & Marriage)
  • Jan 26 William Prince, Nichols NY, actor (City in Fear, Cyrano de Bergerac)
  • Jan 27 Milton Adolphus, composer
  • Jan 27 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer
  • Jan 28 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1999)
  • Jan 28 Oliver Chesterton, chartered surveyor
  • Jan 29 Victor Mature, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah) (d. 1999), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jan 29 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • Jan 29 Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)
  • Jan 30 Dicky Fuller, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1935, 1, 0-12)
  • Jan 30 Percy Thrower, English radio host

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Jan 31 Don Hutson, Pine Bluff Arkansas, first NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers)

First Wide Receiver in NFL History Don Hutson
First Wide Receiver in NFL History
Don Hutson
  • Jan 31 Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
  • Jan 31 Wayne Millner, NFL end (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 1 Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot
  • Feb 2 Poul Reichhardt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • Feb 3 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)

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Feb 4 Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • Feb 5 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • Feb 6 John Lund, actor (Wackiest Ship in the Army), born in Rochester, New York

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Feb 6 Mary Nicol Leakey, palaeontologist

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Mary Leakey
  • Feb 8 Betty Field, actress (Kings Row, Bus Stop), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 8 John Grandy, Brits RAF-marshal
  • Feb 9 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports funds)
  • Feb 10 Philippa Bevans, actress (Notorious Landlady, World of Henry Orient)
  • Feb 10 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, historian
  • Feb 10 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London (d. 1916)
  • Feb 11 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
  • Feb 12 Pedro Gastao de Orleans e Braganca, grandson of emperor Pedro I
  • Feb 13 Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant
  • Feb 13 Guiseppe Dossetti, politician/priest
  • Feb 14 Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
  • Feb 14 Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)
  • Feb 14 James Pike, bishop (Beyond Anxiety), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Feb 14 Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975
  • Feb 14 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Feb 15 Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske & Wiske)
  • Feb 15 Erich Eliskases, Austrian chess player (d. 1997)
  • Feb 17 Josephine F "Fietje" van Anrooy, Dutch actress/director
  • Feb 17 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav composer, born in Sarajevo (d. 2009)
  • Feb 17 Rene Leibowitz, composer
  • Feb 18 Artur Axmann, nazi youth leader
  • Feb 18 Dane Clark, Bkln, actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason)
  • Feb 19 Alvin Derold Etler, composer
  • Feb 20 Jozef Kresanek, composer
  • Feb 20 Mary Durack, Australian author and historian (Kings in Grass Castles and Keep Him My Country), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 1994)
  • Feb 20 Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
  • Feb 21 Glenn M Anderson, (Rep-D-CA, 1969- )
  • Feb 21 Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
  • Feb 23 Charles Leonard, US, pentathelete (Olympic-1936)
  • Feb 23 Edward Fiennes-Clinton, Australian-born 18th Earl of Lincoln, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 24 Richard Murphey Goodwin, economist
  • Feb 25 Gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
  • Feb 25 Jim Backus, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan Is), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 26 George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
  • Feb 26 Hermann Lenz, German writer (Swabian Chronicle), born in Stuttgart (d. 1998)
  • Feb 27 Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
  • Feb 27 Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • Feb 27 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
  • Mar 1 Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim, photogrpaher/collector
  • Mar 2 Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)
  • Mar 2 Marjorie Weaver, Crossville Tennessee, actress (Young Mr Lincoln)
  • Mar 2 Mort Cooper, baseball player (NL MVP 1942)

Famous Weddings

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Apr 9 US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

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Jun 4 Author A. A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt

Author A. A. Milne
A. A. Milne
  • Oct 1 Writer and poet Vita Sackville-West (21) marries diplomat Harold Nicolson (26)

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Oct 14 Athlete Jim Thorpe (25) weds Margaret Iva Miller at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 15 Author Beatrix Potter (47) weds solicitor William Heelis at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, London

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Nov 25 28th US President Woodrow Wilson's daughter Jessie marries in The White House

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, Fr meteorologist (stratosphere), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Alfred von Schlieffen, Prussian general-field marshal, dies at 79
  • Jan 6 Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
  • Jan 7 Jack Boyle, American baseball player (b. 1866)
  • Jan 13 Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • Jan 17 Carl Baermann, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 18 Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician, dies at 49
  • Jan 19 David Emlyn Evans, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 22 Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliographer, dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Nazim Pasha, Turkey's PM, assassinated
  • Jan 24 Gustav Luders, composer, dies at 47
  • Feb 22 Ferdinand Mongin de Saussure, Swiss linguist, dies at 55
  • Feb 22 Francisco Indalecio Madero, Mex pres, assassinated in milt coup at 39
  • Feb 22 Suarez, Mexican vice pres, assassinated in a miltary coup
  • Feb 23 Jimmy Sinclair, cricketer (3 centuries in 25 Test South African career), dies
  • Feb 26 Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 27 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
  • Feb 28 Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)
  • Mar 7 Emily Pauline Johnson, Native Canadian poet
  • Mar 9 Eberhard Nestle, German biblical scholar, dies at 61

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Mar 10 Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
  • Mar 12 Joseph Bayer, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 18 George I, king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67
  • Mar 19 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Christian Barnekow, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 20 Song Jiao-ren, leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies
  • Mar 22 Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
  • Mar 31 John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75
  • Apr 6 Jose Marraco y Ferrer, composer, dies on 78th birthday
  • Apr 14 Karl Hagenbeck, German animal trainer (Von Tieren), dies at 68
  • May 1 John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)
  • May 16 Louis Perrier, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1849)
  • May 18 Otto Reubke, German composer and brother of Julius Reubke, dies at 70
  • May 28 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician, dies
  • Jun 3 Josef Richard Rozkosny, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 5 Chris von der Ahe, baseball pioneer (b. 1851)
  • Jun 8 Emily Wilding Davison, suffragette, trampled to death by a horse
  • Jun 11 Machmud Shevket Pasha, Turks grand vizier, murdered
  • Jun 21 Stefan O Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
  • Jun 24 Frank Lynes, American composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 28 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • Jul 5 Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
  • Jul 7 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General (b.1841)
  • Jul 8 Louis Hémon, French-born writer (b. 1880)
  • Jul 19 Clímaco Calderón, President of Colombia (b. 1852)
  • Jul 29 Tobias MC Asser, lawyer (Nobel 1911), dies
  • Jul 31 John Milne, British Geologist, Seismologist, and Anthropologist who developed the first modern seismograph, dies of Bright's disease at 62
  • Aug 7 David Popper, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 13 F August Bebel, German social-democrat, dies
  • Sep 9 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician, dies
  • Sep 12 Major R B Stewart, cricketer (scored 4 & 9 in S Afr's 1st Test), dies
  • Sep 13 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 29 Rudolph C K Diesel, German constructer (Diesel Motor), dies at 55
  • Oct 1 Eugene O'Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)
  • Oct 5 Hans von Bartels, German painter (b. 1856)
  • Oct 10 Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)
  • Oct 10 Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (b. 1839)
  • Oct 20 Leander Schlegel, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 23 Edwin Klebs, German physician and bacteriologist (bacterial theory of infection, diphtheria bacillus), dies at 79
  • Oct 31 William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)
  • Nov 3 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer, dies at 83

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Nov 7 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (b. 1823)

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Nov 25 Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer (Ball Screw), dies
  • Dec 7 Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman and last surviving cardinal of Pius IX (b. 1828)
  • Dec 12 Emperor Menelek II of Ethiopia (b. 1844)
  • Dec 17 Stefano Gobatti, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 22 Menelik II, King of Ethiopia (1896-1913), dies at 69
  • Dec 23 James Middleton, cricketer (24 wkt of lefty pace S Af 1895-1903), dies