What Happened in 1919

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 313

  • Jan 1st Belorussian SSR established

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Jan 1st Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jan 1st 5th Rose Bowl: Great Lakes - US Navy beats Mare Island - USMC 17-0
  • Jan 2nd Anti-British uprising in Ireland
  • Jan 2nd Lithuania gains independence

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Jan 3rd Herbert Hoover is placed in charge of war relief in Europe

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jan 3rd The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, which was a short-lived agreement for the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, is signed by the King of Iraq and the President of the World Zionist Organization
  • Jan 5th National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers' Party
  • Jan 5th Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
  • Jan 7th The Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union of South Africa is founded, led by Clements Kadalie
  • Jan 7th Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel, but fail to prevent Serbia's annexation of Montenegro
  • Jan 11th 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
  • Jan 11th Romania annexes Transylvania
  • Jan 13th Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • Jan 14th John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
  • Jan 15th 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
  • Jan 15th Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres
  • Jan 15th Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland
  • Jan 15th Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • Jan 15th W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 15th Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps
  • Jan 16th Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of US states; Nebraska is 36th
  • Jan 18th Bentley Motors Limited is founded
  • Jan 18th The Paris peace conference (aka the Versailles peace conference) opened to draw up the treaties formally ending the Great War (WW1)
  • Jan 19th National elections held in Germany to form a National Constituent Assembly and draft a constitution
  • Jan 21st Irish militant nationalist party Sinn Fein creates its own parliament in Dublin and declares Ireland independent of Great Britain, sparking the Irish War of Independence
  • Jan 25th Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
  • Jan 30th Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army
  • Jan 31st The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland: troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising
  • Feb 1st Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • Feb 2nd Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • Feb 3rd Herbert/Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 3rd League of Nations first meeting (Paris)
  • Feb 3rd Socialist conference convenes (Berne, Switzerland)
  • Feb 3rd The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaims the government after the 1917 revolution
  • Feb 4th City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown
  • Feb 5th NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers
  • Feb 6th 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • Feb 6th The first day of the Weimar Republic which, because of its support of the Treaty of Versailles, does not receive proper allegiance from the German nation
  • Feb 11th Friedrich Ebert (SPD) elected president of Germany
  • Feb 14th United Parcel Service forms
  • Feb 14th The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • Feb 15th American Legion organizes in Paris

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Feb 18th Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny

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Feb 19th Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 20th French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
  • Feb 21st German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
  • Feb 21st Revolutionary strike in Barcelona

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Feb 23rd Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Feb 25th League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
  • Feb 25th Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
  • Feb 26th Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
  • Feb 26th Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  • Feb 27th 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
  • Feb 27th American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
  • Mar 1st The March 1st, or Samil Movement, begins in Korea: it is a demonstration of resistance to Japanese occupation
  • Mar 2nd 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
  • Mar 3rd 1st international air mail service from US, Seattle-Victoria, BC
  • Mar 3rd Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
  • Mar 5th Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
  • Mar 6th NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • Mar 11th General strike in Germany crushed
  • Mar 12th Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany)

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Mar 12th George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 15th American Legion forms (Paris)
  • Mar 16th Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg
  • Mar 17th Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hr day & minimum wages
  • Mar 18th Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
  • Mar 23rd Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
  • Mar 23rd Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

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Mar 23rd 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which becomes the center of political power in the Soviet Union. It's original members were Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky.

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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Mar 25th Woodrow Wilson's dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Mar 28th 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott aboard Poethlyn wins
  • Mar 29th Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
  • Mar 30th Belgian Army occupies Dusseldorf

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Mar 30th Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 30th Paul Claudel's "Tête d'Or" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 31st Strike against Ruhrgebied government of Scheidemann
  • Apr 3rd Austria expels all Habsburgers
  • Apr 5th Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann
  • Apr 5th Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
  • Apr 6th Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike
  • Apr 7th 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks
  • Apr 10th Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
  • Apr 11th The International Labour Organization is founded.
  • Apr 12th British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
  • Apr 13th The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • Apr 14th Following Gandhi's nonviolent methods, Muslim and Hindu protest British rule; British troops fire on the crowds, killing 400
  • Apr 19th 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4
  • Apr 19th French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
  • Apr 19th Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
  • Apr 19th Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • Apr 20th Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army
  • Apr 20th King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
  • Apr 23rd Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
  • Apr 28th 1st jump with US Army Air Corps (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
  • Apr 30th Phillies beat Bkln Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
  • May 1st Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages
  • May 3rd Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
  • May 4th Demonstrates organised by students erupt in China, after news from the Paris Peace Conference that the Allies intend to give Shangtung to Japan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 462

  • Jan 1st Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • Jan 1st Carole Landis, Fairchild WI, actress (One Million BC, Topper Returns)

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Jan 1st J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • Jan 1st Rocky Graziano, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in New York City
  • Jan 3rd Jesse White, Buf NY, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid)
  • Jan 4th Al "Jazbo" Collins, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 4th Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
  • Jan 5th Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • Jan 11th Veda Ann Borg, actress (Avalanche, Accomplice), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 13th Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • Jan 13th Robert Stack, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 14th Andy Rooney, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Albany, New York
  • Jan 14th Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 16th Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • Jan 18th Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer
  • Jan 19th Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
  • Jan 19th Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jan 20th Alex Nicol, Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
  • Jan 20th Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
  • Jan 20th Stepan Lucky, composer
  • Jan 21st Jinx Falkenburg, Barcelona Spain, actress (Masquerade Party)
  • Jan 23rd Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • Jan 23rd Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jan 23rd Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
  • Jan 23rd Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24th Leon Kirchner, contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jan 24th Nora Beloff, journalist/author
  • Jan 25th Edwin Newman, newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25th Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
  • Jan 26th K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
  • Jan 27th David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian], (Alvin & Chipmunks), born in Fresno, California
  • Jan 27th H D Halsey, Bishop of Carlisle
  • Jan 27th Nina Milkina, pianist
  • Jan 29th Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • Jan 30th Robert Suter, composer
  • Jan 30th Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)

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Jan 31st Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st African American major league baseball player (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jan 31st Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
  • Feb 2nd Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • Feb 2nd Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
  • Feb 4th Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • Feb 5th Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
  • Feb 5th Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx comedian/actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 6th Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49)
  • Feb 6th Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • Feb 7th Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • Feb 8th Buddy Morrow, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • Feb 11th Gretchen Fraser, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 11th Eva Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (Green Acres, Gigi) (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12th Forrest Tucker, Plainfield Ind, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail)
  • Feb 13th Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach (Grambling)
  • Feb 13th Joan Edwards, vocalist (Joan Edwards Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13th Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bristol Tn, country vocalist/actor (pea picker)
  • Feb 17th Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 17th Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)
  • Feb 17th Kathleen Freeman, actress (Beverly Hillbillies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 22nd Jiri Pauer, composer
  • Feb 23rd Johnny Carey, soccer star
  • Feb 23rd Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • Feb 24th Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • Feb 24th Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • Feb 25th F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • Feb 25th Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • Feb 25th Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
  • Feb 26th Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • Feb 26th Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • Feb 26th Mason Adams, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27th Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
  • Mar 2nd Eddie Lawrence, comedian
  • Mar 2nd Jennifer Jones, [Phyllis Isley], Oklahoma, actress (Farewell to Arms)
  • Mar 2nd Tamara Toumanova, dancer
  • Mar 4th Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • Mar 6th Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7th Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier
  • Mar 7th Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Jakarta)
  • Mar 8th Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
  • Mar 10th Marion Hutton, American singer (d. 1987)
  • Mar 11th Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
  • Mar 14th Luther Henderson Jr, orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 14th Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
  • Mar 15th John Gregson, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 15th Lawrence Tierney, actor (Abduction, Dillinger), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 16th Erno Kiraly, composer
  • Mar 17th Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)

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Mar 17th Nat "King" Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), born in Montgomery, Alabama

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • Mar 18th Laila Schou Nilsen, Norway, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Mar 18th Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • Mar 18th Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • Mar 19th Cornelis Berkhouwer, Member of 2nd chamber (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • Mar 21st Geoffrey Pinnington, journalist
  • Mar 21st Lois Collier, SC, actress (Mary-Boston Blackie, Slave Girl)
  • Mar 23rd Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
  • Mar 23rd Carl Graffunder, mid-century modernist architect
  • Mar 24th Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Mar 24th John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
  • Mar 24th Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005
  • Mar 25th Jeanne Cagney, actress (Lion is in the Streets, Quicksand)

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Mar 26th Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • Mar 26th Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • Mar 27th Julian Amery, conservative minister

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 15th Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • May 31st 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2nd Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (40) weds his cousin Elsa Lowenthal (43)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28th 33rd US president Harry Truman (35) weds Elizabeth Truman (34) in Independence

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10th Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16th NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 26th German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6th "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • Dec 19th Composer and songwriter Cole Porter (28) weds socialite Linda Lee Thomas (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 20th Actress Gloria Swanson (20) weds businessman Herbert K. Somborn


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 14th Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 1st Actress Gloria Swanson (19) divorces actor Wallace Beery (31) after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 2nd Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107

  • Jan 1st William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60
  • Jan 1st Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (b. 1881)
  • Jan 4th Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1843)

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Jan 6th Theodore Roosevelt, 26th Pres (1901-09), dies in NY at 60

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jan 6th Max Heindel, Danish astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)
  • Jan 8th Peter Altenberg, writer, dies at 59
  • Jan 15th Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
  • Jan 15th Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered
  • Jan 16th Jaroslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 19
  • Jan 16th Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
  • Jan 18th John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
  • Jan 21st Gojong of Joseon, Emperor of Korea (b. 1852)
  • Jan 27th Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (b. 1877)
  • Jan 30th Sam Steele, Canadian soldier, dies from influenza at 71
  • Jan 31st Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • Feb 2nd Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, composer, dies at 55
  • Feb 5th Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
  • Feb 6th Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
  • Feb 7th William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
  • Feb 15th Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • Feb 16th Vera Kholodnaya, Russian film star (b. 1893)
  • Feb 21st Giovanni Bolzoni, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 21st Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
  • Feb 21st Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
  • Feb 21st Kurt Eisner, premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
  • Feb 21st Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86
  • Feb 24th Josephine McGill, composer, dies at 41
  • Feb 25th Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
  • Mar 2nd Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (b. 1812)
  • Mar 5th Jozef Surzynski, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 8th Auguste Tolbecque, composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 10th Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • Mar 11th Harald Fryklof, composer, dies at 36
  • Mar 16th Sigurd von Koch, composer, dies at 39
  • Mar 23rd Jean HL Bossard, actor/impresario (2 Orphans), dies at 45
  • Apr 3rd Paul Geisler, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 4th William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • Apr 6th Stefan Surzynski, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 8th Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)
  • Apr 10th Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • Apr 18th Enny Vrede, [Maria M Muller], Dutch actress, drowns at 35
  • Apr 30th Henry Wood, England cricket wicket keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies
  • May 2nd Gustav Landauer, German socialist, dies
  • May 4th Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (b. 1880)
  • May 6th Frank Lyman Baum, author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62

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May 14th Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, dies at 74

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz
  • May 17th Bohumil Pazdirek, composer, dies at 80
  • May 17th Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)
  • May 20th Jacob Verdam, philosopher, dies
  • May 21st Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
  • May 21st Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853)
  • May 24th Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48

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May 25th Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

Cosmetics Mogul Madame C. J. Walker
Cosmetics Mogul
Madame C. J. Walker
  • May 27th Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848)
  • May 29th Robert Bacon, American politician (b. 1860)
  • Jun 8th Jacob Fabricius, composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 23rd Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist, dies
  • Jun 29th José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)

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Jun 30th John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • Jul 7th Paul Deusen, German philosopher/CEO (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), dies

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Jul 15th Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Hermann Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Hermann Emil Fischer
  • Jul 26th Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (b. 1836)
  • Jul 31st R G Barlow, cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies
  • Aug 4th D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies
  • Aug 9th Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
  • Aug 9th Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (Pagliacci), dies at 62

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Aug 11th Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Aug 18th Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (b. 1841)
  • Aug 20th Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93), dies
  • Aug 20th Greg MacGregor, England cricketer (b. 1869)
  • Aug 27th Louis Botha, South African soldier/statesman, dies at 56
  • Aug 30th Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies
  • Sep 6th Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, dies at 55
  • Sep 12th Leonid N Andrejev, Russ journalist/writer (Seven Hangs), dies at 48
  • Sep 24th Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • Sep 27th Adelina [Adela JM] Patti, Italian soprano (Lucio), dies at 76
  • Sep 27th Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Oct 2nd Ernest Halliwell, cricketer (South African wicketkeeper 1892-1904), dies
  • Oct 3rd Daniel Brink Towner, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 5th Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 7th Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
  • Oct 8th Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • Oct 13th Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Oct 14th Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • Oct 16th Charles Harford Lloyd, composer, dies on 70th birthday
  • Oct 21st Sven August Korling, composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 22nd Bruce F Cummings, English author (Enjoying Life), dies at 30
  • Oct 27th John Harry, cricket wicketkeeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • Oct 27th Theodoor H de Meester, premier (1905-08), dies
  • Oct 28th Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
  • Oct 29th Soen Shaku, Zen abbot of Engakuji monastery in Kamakura, dies at 60
  • Oct 29th A. B. Simpson, Canadian preacher (b. 1843)
  • Nov 7th Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • Nov 9th Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • Nov 15th Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies
  • Nov 15th Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • Nov 18th Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
  • Nov 22nd Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)
  • Dec 2nd Henry Clay Frick, built largest coke & steel operation, dies at 69

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Dec 3rd Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir