Birthdays in History in 1880

  • Jan 1 Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)
  • Jan 2 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
  • Jan 10 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Short Cause)
  • Jan 10 Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp
  • Jan 10 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, born in Loveresse, Canton of Bern (d. 1959)

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Jan 10 Manuel Azaña, Prime Minister of Spain (1931-33) and 2nd President of the Spanish Republic (1936-39), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1940)

President of the Spanish Republic Manuel Azaña
President of the Spanish Republic
Manuel Azaña
  • Jan 17 Mack Sennett, movie creator (Keystone Kops)
  • Jan 18 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
  • Jan 20 Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)
  • Jan 24 Elisabeth Achelis, creator (World Calendar)

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Jan 26 Douglas MacArthur, American General in World War II, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1964)

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Feb 3 Arnoldus JH Aerts, bishop of Neth-Guinea (1920-42)
  • Feb 8 Franz Marc, German painter (Blaue Reiter)
  • Feb 9 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • Feb 10 Jesse G Vincent, Arkansas, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine
  • Feb 12 John Llewellyn Lewis, union leader (United Mine Workers, 1920-60)
  • Feb 17 Alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)
  • Feb 20 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • Feb 21 Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
  • Feb 22 Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • Mar 1 Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
  • Mar 3 Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic
  • Mar 4 Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)
  • Mar 11 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)
  • Mar 12 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
  • Mar 17 Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • Mar 17 Lawrence Oates, English army officer and Antarctic explorer (d. 1912)
  • Mar 21 Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real)
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist
  • Mar 23 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish politician (d. 1922)
  • Mar 26 Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)
  • Mar 30 Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)
  • Apr 1 Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
  • Apr 10 Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor), (d. 1965)
  • Apr 10 Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)
  • Apr 10 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), born in Dehra Dun, British India (d. 1933)
  • May 1 Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)
  • May 6 Baron W Edmund, Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal
  • May 12 Lincoln Ellsworth, led 1st transarctic, transantarctic flights
  • May 14 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (d. 1971)
  • May 15 Otto Dibelius, German theologist/bishop (Confessional Church)
  • May 19 Allard R Hulshoff, architect of Amsterdam (1924)
  • May 21 Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)
  • May 25 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist (d. 1967)
  • May 29 Oswald Spengler, Germany, philosopher (Decline of West)
  • Jun 6 William T Cosgrave, president Irish Free state
  • Jun 10 Margit Kaffka, Hungarian writer (Colors and Years), born in Nagykároly (d. 1918)

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Jun 11 Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to US Congress (R-Montana), born in Missoula, Montana (d. 1973)

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • Jun 17 Carl Van Fight, US author/critic (Red, Nigger Heaven)
  • Jun 17 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (d. 1964)
  • Jun 19 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)
  • Jun 21 Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
  • Jun 21 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)
  • Jun 26 Natalia, Princess Brassova (d. 1952)

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Jun 27 Helen Keller, American blind-deaf author and lecturer, born in Tuscumbia, Alabama (d. 1968)

Author Helen Keller
Author
Helen Keller
  • Jun 29 Ludwig Beck, chef Germany general staff ("July 20th plot")
  • Jul 20 Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
  • Jul 21 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)
  • Jul 26 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
  • Jul 30 Robert Rutherford McCormick, US, editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
  • Jul 31 Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)
  • Aug 7 Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)
  • Aug 8 Earle Page, Australian politician (d. 1961)
  • Aug 10 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)
  • Aug 12 Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
  • Aug 21 Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)
  • Aug 22 George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • Aug 22 Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • Aug 23 Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)
  • Aug 24 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scottish baron/diplomat
  • Aug 29 Marie-Louise Meilleur, Canada, lived past 117
  • Aug 31 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948)
  • Sep 4 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo)
  • Sep 6 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (French governess)
  • Sep 8 Roelof Kranenburg, Dutch social democratic chairman (1st Chamber)

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Sep 12 Henry Louis Mencken, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • Sep 14 Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes)
  • Sep 14 Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)
  • Sep 16 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
  • Sep 20 Louise Peete, American murderess (d. 1947)
  • Sep 22 Asser B Kleerekoper, journalist/2nd-Member of parliament (SDAP)
  • Sep 22 Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • Sep 23 John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN's FAO (Nobel 1949)
  • Sep 28 Ralph Edward Flanders, Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)

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Oct 4 Damon Runyon, journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • Oct 8 Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, Dutch founder (National-India Party)
  • Oct 12 Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)
  • Oct 13 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)
  • Oct 14 Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)
  • Oct 26 Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)
  • Oct 30 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)

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Nov 1 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • Nov 1 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • Nov 6 Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
  • Nov 6 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
  • Nov 10 Aart A van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange)
  • Nov 10 Jacob Epstein, sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel)
  • Nov 16 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • Nov 21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • Nov 25 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)
  • Nov 28 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]
  • Nov 28 Marinus van Meel, 1st Dutch aviator
  • Dec 3 Fedor von Bock, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • Dec 24 Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)
  • Dec 28 Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet

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Dec 31 George Marshall, US Secretary of State (1947-49) who authored the Marshall Plan (Nobel 1953), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania (d. 1959)

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall