Birthdays in History in 1851

  • Jan 14 Theophile EA de Bock, Dutch painter/etcher/drawer
  • Jan 17 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)
  • Jan 19 David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
  • Jan 19 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
  • Jan 25 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Bondestudentar)
  • Jan 27 Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)
  • Feb 1 Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
  • Feb 2 José Guadalupe Posada, Mexican artist (d. 1913)
  • Feb 3 Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 8 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • Feb 28 Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • Mar 3 Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)
  • Mar 16 Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (d. 1931)
  • Mar 19 Roque Saenz Pena, President of Argentina (1910-14)
  • Mar 19 William Henry Stark, American business leader (d. 1936)
  • Mar 28 Bernardino Machado, Portuguese politician (d. 1944)
  • Apr 6 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (d. 1932)
  • Apr 9 C E Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (Neth Indies)
  • Apr 13 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)
  • Apr 16 Ernst Josephson, Sweden, artist
  • Apr 21 Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)
  • Apr 24 Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)
  • Apr 25 Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
  • May 1 Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)
  • May 18 James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
  • May 20 Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record)
  • May 20 Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, US, nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • May 21 Leon Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)
  • May 29 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920)
  • Jun 8 Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, French physicist (d. 1940)
  • Jun 9 Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)
  • Jun 12 Oliver Joseph Lodge, England, early radio pioneer
  • Jun 21 Daniel Carter Beard, US, organized 1st boy scout troop
  • Jul 7 Lillien Jane Martin, psychologist, found gerontology clinic
  • Jul 8 Arthur J Evans, English archaeologist (Crete)
  • Jul 11 Millie & Christine McCoy, American siamese twins born slaves in Whiteville, North Carolina (d.1912)
  • Jul 15 Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
  • Jul 19 Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer (head of Jut)
  • Jul 24 Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
  • Aug 3 Isabella Caroline Somerset, temperance leader
  • Aug 13 Felix Adler, German-born educator (d. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 Doc Holliday, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Griffin, Georgia (d. 1887)

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Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • Aug 17 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist and evangelist
  • Aug 19 Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)
  • Aug 19 Charles Hires, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 25 [Willem] Alexander KHF, prince of Orange/Netherlands
  • Aug 29 Willem M d'Ablaing, Dutch lawyer
  • Sep 3 Olga Konstantinovna of Russia, Queen of Greece (d. 1926)
  • Sep 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist, British Lower house member
  • Sep 7 Edward Ashael Birge, American pioneer in limnology (d. 1950)
  • Sep 13 Walter Reed, US Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever
  • Sep 15 Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra)
  • Sep 28 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah)
  • Oct 2 Ferdinand Foch, France, Allied military commander and hero during WW I
  • Oct 15 George F Moore, US theologist (Hebrews, Old Testament)
  • Oct 16 James Ten Eyck, champion rower/coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake)
  • Oct 19 Empress Myeongseong, Empress of Korea (d. 1895)
  • Oct 31 Lovisa of Sweden, queen of Denmark (d. 1926)
  • Nov 5 Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
  • Nov 6 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal) (d. 1902)
  • Nov 7 Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)
  • Nov 20 Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)
  • Nov 21 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal
  • Dec 10 Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
  • Dec 16 Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch premier (1905-08)
  • Dec 18 Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)
  • Dec 21 Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)
  • Dec 30 Asa Griggs Candler, developed Coca-Cola