What Happened in 1916

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 297

  • 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 US 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 12th Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke receive the Pour le Merite, the German Empire's highest military award, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircrafts
  • Jan 14th Dutch Zuiderzee dyke cracks

Sport awardGolf Major

Jan 17th 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • Jan 17th Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26th Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
  • 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 Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
  • Mar 24th German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed
  • Mar 25th Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
  • 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 approves 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 founded 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 Cincinnati 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

Victory in battleEaster Proclamation of 1916

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
  • Apr 30th Germany ratifies bill bringing in Daylight Saving Time - first country in the world

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 483

  • 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 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4th Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 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 (d. 1997)
  • 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 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 Zulawski, Polish composer (d. 1957)
  • Feb 14th Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • Feb 15th Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
  • Feb 15th Mary Jane Croft, American actress (d. 1999)
  • Feb 16th Bill Doggett, jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 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 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 27th Actress Gloria Swanson (17) weds actor Wallace Beery (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 27th Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1st Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 9th Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17th Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 29th Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 30th MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 128

  • 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, German composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 29th Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvils, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 1st Anton Simon, Russian 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 Martin, English composer and organist, 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, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), dies of a heart attack 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 and political activist, dies at 59

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 30th John Singleton Mosby, American Confederate officer, dies at 82

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25th Thomas Eakins, American artist, dies at 71

Painter Thomas Eakins
Thomas Eakins
  • Jun 28th Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
  • Jul 1st William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3rd henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • 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 15th Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), dies of heart failure at 71
  • Jul 16th Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
  • Jul 16th Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies
  • 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
  • Oct 31st Charles Taze Russell, American founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1852)