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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 298

Jan 1st - 1st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published
Jan 1st - 2nd Rose Bowl: Washington State beats Brown 14-0
Jan 5th - Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
Jan 7th - German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
Jan 7th - In response to pressure from President Wilson, Germany notifies the State Department that it will abide by strict international rules of maritime warfare
Jan 8th - WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople
Jan 9th - The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
Jan 10th - Russian offensive in Kaukasus
Jan 10th - In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood
Jan 11th - French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
Jan 12th - Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Islands as a colony in Pacific
Jan 14th - Dutch Zuiderzee dyke cracks
Pioneering Golfer Jim BarnesPioneering Golfer Jim Barnes Jan 17th - 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY
Jan 17th - Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in NYC
Jan 18th - A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
Jan 23rd - Temp falls from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) night of 23-24, Browning MT
Jan 24th - The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons
Jan 25th - Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
Jan 27th - Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
Jan 28th - 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson
Jan 28th - German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France
Jan 28th - Opera "Goyescas" premieres (NYC)
Jan 29th - 1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
Jan 31st - Dutch Girl Guides form
Feb 3rd - Canada's original Parliament buildings in Ottawa burn down
Feb 3rd - Tristan Tzara publishes the Dada manifesto in Zurich Switzerland
Feb 5th - Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co
Feb 8th - French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374
Feb 8th - NL votes down Charlie Ebbets proposal to limit 25 cent seats
Feb 9th - Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)
Feb 9th - NL votes down a proposal by Giants, Braves, & Cubs to increase club player limit from 21 to 22 (The Reds want to decrease to 20)
Feb 10th - Military conscription begins in Britain
Feb 11th - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
Feb 11th - Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
Feb 11th - Germany and Austria-Hungary notify the US that they will sink any armed merchant ships starting on 1 March
Feb 12th - 1st edition of Joseph Patterson/Sidney Smith's strip "The Gumps"
Feb 15th - NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500
Feb 16th - Russian troops conquer the Ottoman Empire city of Erzurum during WWI
Feb 16th - The US rejects the right of Germany and Austria-Hungary to sink armed merchant ships
Feb 16th - The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania
Feb 17th - Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith's musical premieres in NYC
Feb 18th - The last German garrison in the German colony of Cameroons surrenders
Feb 21st - Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties)
Feb 22nd - The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'
Feb 23rd - Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin
Feb 23rd - French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
Feb 25th - German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
Feb 26th - Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin Feb 26th - Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
Feb 26th - Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia
Mar 1st - Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
Mar 8th - US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
Mar 9th - Mexican General Francisco "Pancho" Villa invades US (18 killed)
Mar 9th - Germany declares war against Portugal
Mar 12th - French airship sinks British submarine D3
Mar 14th - Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
Mar 15th - Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea
Mar 15th - Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months
Mar 15th - University of Gent goes under Dutch control
Mar 16th - James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London
Mar 16th - US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
Mar 20th - Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium
Mar 21st - JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as gov-gen of Neth Indies
Mar 24th - German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed
Mar 25th - Heavyweight Jess Willard & Franc Moran fight to no decision in NYC
Mar 25th - Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for boxing title
Mar 25th - Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
Mar 30th - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHA) beat Portland Rosebuds (PCHA), 3 games to 2
Mar 31st - Dutch government ends all military engagements
Apr 1st - 1st US national women's swiming championships held
Apr 2nd - German troops overtake Bois de Caillette
Apr 2nd - 57 armed New Zealand police invade the remote Ngāi Tūhoe settlement of Maungapōhatu in the Urewera Ranges to arrest the Māori prophet Rua Kēnana
Apr 5th - French troops occupy Bois de Caillette
Apr 6th - German parliament OKs unrestricted submarine warfare
Apr 8th - Norway approves active & passive female suffrage
Apr 8th - In Corona, California, racecar driver Bob Burman crashes, killing three and badly injuring five spectators.
Apr 9th - The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection
Apr 10th - 1st professional golf tournament held
Apr 10th - The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City.
Apr 12th - Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement boards submarine U-19 at Wilmshaven, Germany, bound for a rendezvous with the Aud at Tralee
Apr 18th - US Secretary of State Warns Germany that the USA may break diplomatic relations unless torpedo attacks on unarmed ships stop
Apr 19th - "Bing Boys are Here" opens in London
Apr 19th - 20th Boston Marathon won by Arthur Roth of Mass in 2:27:16.4
Apr 19th - Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano
Apr 19th - Alderman Kelly reads the 'Castle Order' to a meeting of Dublin Corporation; this forged document supposedly from Dublin Castle, indicated that there was to be mass arrests of Irish Volunteers to prevent "trouble"
Apr 20th - German-British sea battle off Belgian coast
Apr 20th - Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) in Chicago opens, Cubs beat Cin Reds 7-6
Apr 21st - Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British
Apr 21st - Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement is discovered at McKenna's Fort and is arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary
Apr 21st - The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour
Apr 22nd - France battles at Fort Douaumont
Apr 22nd - Karl Spindler scuttles the Aud near Daunt's Rock, to prevent its cargo of 20,000 rifles destined for Irish republicans falling into enemy hands
Apr 22nd - Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising
Apr 23rd - Lord Dunsany's "Night at an Inn" premieres in NYC
The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the people of IrelandThe Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the people of Ireland Apr 24th - Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin
Apr 24th - Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance
Apr 27th - The British renew their assault on the Irish Volunteer position in Mount Street; shelling also sets the buildings on fire
Apr 29th - Irish republicans abandon the post office in Dublin and surrender unconditionally, marking the end of the Easter Rising
Apr 30th - Chicago Cubs play 1st game at Weeghman Park (Wrigley Field) beat Reds
May 2nd - US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 488

Jan 1st - Earl Wrightson, Balt Md, singer (Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue)
Jan 3rd - Antonio Estevez, composer
Jan 3rd - Betty Furness, actress/journalist/consumer activist (Studio 1), born in NYC, New York
Jan 3rd - Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist
Jan 4th - Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
Jan 4th - Robert Parrish, Columbus Ga, director (Casino Royale)
Jan 4th - Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
Jan 4th - Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
Jan 6th - Philip Bezanson, composer
Jan 6th - Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
Jan 7th - Gerrit Schulte, [Le Fou Pedalant], Dutch 6 day cyclist
Jan 7th - Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
Jan 7th - Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)
Jan 9th - Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
Jan 9th - Vic Mizzy, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
Jan 9th - Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
Jan 10th - Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
Jan 10th - Don Metz, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
Jan 11th - Bernard Blier, Buenos Aires Argentina, actor (Les Miserables)
Jan 11th - James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
Jan 12th - A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
Jan 12th - Jay McShann, American musician (d. 2006)
Jan 12th - William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
Jan 13th - Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
Jan 13th - Osa Massen, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Jack London, Rocketship XM)
Jan 14th - John Oliver Killens, novelist
Jan 15th - Mikki Doyle, journalist
Jan 16th - Frederick Stewart, British geologist
Jan 17th - Joel Herron, orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
Jan 18th - Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
Jan 18th - James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
Jan 20th - Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
Jan 20th - Walter Bartley, biochemist
Jan 21st - [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
Jan 22nd - Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
Jan 22nd - Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
Jan 23rd - Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
Jan 23rd - David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
Jan 24th - John Corner, scientist
Jan 24th - Vic Stollmeyer, cricketer (bro of Jeff Scored 96 in only Test innings)
Jan 24th - Jack Brickhouse, American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
Jan 26th - Lothar Jensch, composer
Jan 28th - Peter Crossley-Holland, composer
Jan 29th - Barbara Skelton, writer
Jan 31st - Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
Jan 31st - Frank A Parker, tennis champ (US Open-1944)
Jan 31st - Violet Cane, statistician
Feb 1st - Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
Feb 2nd - Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
Feb 3rd - Vivien Signy, nurse
Feb 4th - Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
Feb 4th - Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
Feb 4th - David Vassall Cox, composer
Feb 4th - Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
Feb 4th - Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
Feb 6th - Bill Doggett, rocker
Feb 6th - John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
Feb 9th - Tex Hughson, American baseball player (d. 1993)
Feb 10th - Edward R Roybal, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
Feb 11th - Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
Feb 12th - Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
Feb 12th - Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, Austrian composer (Vom Tode)
Feb 13th - James Griffith, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 14th - Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), born in Staten Island, New York
Feb 14th - Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
Feb 14th - Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer
Feb 14th - Marcel Bigeard, French general
Feb 15th - Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
Feb 15th - Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
Feb 16th - William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
Feb 17th - Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
Feb 17th - Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
Feb 17th - Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
Feb 18th - Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
Feb 18th - Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
Feb 19th - Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
Feb 20th - Jackie Gleason, American comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners), born in Brooklyn, New York
Feb 20th - Julius Juzeliunas, composer
Feb 20th - Paul Tripp, TV host (Mr I Magination), born in NYC, New York
Feb 23rd - George Abel, Canada, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972)
Feb 23rd - Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
Feb 23rd - William Walsh, academic
Feb 24th - Gene Mitchell, museum director
Feb 25th - Ian Wallace, British CEO
Feb 25th - Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
Feb 25th - Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
Feb 26th - Mordecai Seter, composer
Feb 26th - Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
Mar 2nd - Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
Mar 2nd - Bernard George Stevens, composer
Mar 4th - Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
Mar 4th - Hans Eysenck, psychologist
Mar 5th - Horace Ian Parrott, composer
Mar 6th - Rochelle Hudson, actress (That's My Boy), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mar 8th - R W Schnell, writer
Mar 8th - John Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer (d. 2004)
Mar 10th - Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
Mar 11th - [James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)
Mar 11th - Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
Mar 13th - Corinne Boggs, political administrator

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 8 of 8

Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien (Mar 22nd) Mar 22nd - British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick
Mar 27th - Actress Gloria Swanson (17) weds actor Wallace Beery (30)
May 27th - Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber
Jul 1st - Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado
Oct 9th - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah
Oct 17th - Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman
Nov 29th - Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin
Dec 30th - MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 129

Jan 3rd - Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)
Jan 8th - Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (b. 1860)
Jan 8th - Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
Jan 14th - Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist, dies at 73
Jan 15th - Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)
Jan 16th - Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
Jan 22nd - Iwan Knorr, composer, dies at 63
Jan 29th - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
Feb 1st - Anton Simon, composer, dies at 65
Feb 6th - Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
Feb 6th - Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
Feb 9th - Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer, dies at 90
Feb 9th - Jack Barrett, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
Feb 12th - J W Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, dies
Feb 14th - Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
Feb 15th - Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer, dies at 73
Feb 16th - Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79
Feb 16th - [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57
Feb 19th - Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78
Feb 20th - Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 71
Feb 23rd - George Clement Martin, composer, dies at 71
Feb 28th - Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
Feb 29th - Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62
Mar 2nd - Elisabeth OL, [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72
Mar 4th - Franz Marc, German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36
Mar 9th - Ken Hutchings, cricketer (exciting England batsman, WW I), dies
Mar 12th - M v Ebner-Eschenbach, writer, dies at 39
Mar 19th - Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
Mar 20th - Ota Benga, Congolese pygmy (b. 1884)
Mar 21st - Victor de Stuers, Dutch art expert, dies at 72
Mar 24th - Enrique y Campina Granados, Sp opera composer (Goyescas), drowns at 48
Apr 1st - Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
Apr 9th - Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, composer, dies at 62
Apr 11th - Richard Harding Davis, journalist, dies at 52
Apr 15th - Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanist, dies at 75
Apr 16th - Tom Horan, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies
Apr 19th - Ephraim Shay, American inventor (b. 1839)
Apr 29th - Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (b. 1850)
May 4th - Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)
May 6th - Dirk Bos, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
May 6th - Earl Ross Drake, composer, dies at 50
May 11th - Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (s-effect), dies
May 11th - Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43
May 12th - James Connolly, Irish socialist (b. 1868)
May 13th - Sholem Aleichem, yiddish writer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies
May 17th - Gervais Bernard Gaston Salvayre, composer, dies at 68
May 17th - Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
May 25th - Jack Marsh, cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies
May 27th - Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies
May 28th - Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1856)
The Gray Ghost John Singleton MosbyThe Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby (May 30th) May 30th - John Singleton Mosby, American Confederate officer, dies at 82
May 31st - Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland
Jun 4th - Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
Jun 5th - Horatio H Kitchener, British General (Sudan), drowns at 65
Jun 6th - Yuan Shikai, president of China, dies at 56
Jun 7th - Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
Jun 14th - João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
Jun 18th - Helmuth J L von Moltke, German chief general of staff, dies at 67
Jun 18th - Max Immelmann, German pilot (WW I), killed
Jun 23rd - Victor Chapman, US legionaire/WW I pilot, killed
Jun 25th - Thomas Eakins, American artist, dies at 71
Jun 28th - Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
Jul 1st - William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies
The Witch of Wall Street Hetty GreenThe Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green (Jul 3rd) Jul 3rd - henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81
Jul 4th - Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
Jul 6th - Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840)
Jul 11th - Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies
Jul 12th - Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52
Jul 16th - Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, Russ bacteriologist (Nobel 1908), dies
Jul 16th - Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
Jul 16th - Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies
Jul 16th - Ilya Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1845)
Jul 18th - Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
Jul 22nd - James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
Jul 23rd - William Ramsey, chemist, dies
Jul 26th - Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer, dies at 52
Jul 26th - Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthrophist, only commissioned woman in US Confederate Army, dies at 82
Jul 27th - Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
Jul 30th - Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
Aug 1st - Claude Newberry, South African cricket All-rounder (v England 1913-14), dies
Aug 2nd - Hamish MacCunn, composer, dies at 48
Aug 3rd - Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, executed by the British at 51
Aug 5th - George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31
Aug 5th - Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46
Aug 7th - Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36
Aug 13th - Fritz Steinbach, composer, dies at 61
Aug 18th - Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
Aug 28th - Francis W Warre-Cornish, Engl vice-provost of Eton (1893-1916), dies
Sep 4th - José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
Sep 10th - Friedrich Gernsheim, composer, dies at 77
Sep 14th - Josiah Royce, US philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies
Sep 15th - Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer, dies at 82
Sep 25th - Julius Fucik, composer, dies at 44
Sep 27th - Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61
Oct 2nd - Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58
Oct 16th - Klaas/old stick Kater, christian worker's union leader, dies at 73
Oct 21st - Karl von Storgkh, premier Austria, assassinated
Oct 28th - Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
Oct 28th - Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)
Oct 30th - Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer, dies at 70

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