1896 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 117


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Jan 1 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen announces his discovery of x-rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • Jan 2 Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
  • Jan 3 Emperor Wilhelm congratulates Pres Kruger on the Jameson Raid
  • Jan 4 Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state
  • Jan 5 "Die Presse" newspaper (Germany) publicly announces Wilhelm Röntgen's discovery of X-rays and their potential for new methods of medical diagnoses in a front-page article

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Jan 6 Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
  • Jan 7 Fannie Farmer publishes her first cookbook "The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book"
  • Jan 12 1st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)
  • Jan 15 Henry Arthur Jones' "Michael & his Lost Angel" premieres in London
  • Jan 16 Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
  • Jan 18 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
  • Jan 18 British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
  • Jan 23 Edward Macdowell's 2nd Suite in E premieres
  • Jan 27 Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
  • Jan 29 Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
  • Feb 8 Georges Feydeau's "Le Dindon" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 Western Conference forms of Midwestern U, later renamed Big 10 Conf

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Feb 11 Oscar Wilde's "Salome" premieres in Paris

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • Feb 14 George Lohmann takes a hat-trick v South Africa, 8-7 for inning
  • Feb 14 South Africa all out for 30 v England - their lowest ever
  • Feb 14 Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
  • Feb 17 Muzzling Order on the London County Council enforced
  • Feb 18 Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for first time in 50 yrs
  • Feb 23 Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
  • Feb 24 Victoria all out for 43 vs South Australia, Jones 6-15, Jarvis 4-27
  • Feb 25 Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea
  • Feb 28 France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
  • Mar 1 Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia

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Mar 1 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Henri Becquerel
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Henri Becquerel
  • Mar 2 George Lohmann takes 9-28 v South Africa at Johannesburg
  • Mar 5 Italian premier Crispi resigns
  • Mar 5 Italian governor of Eritrea, Gen Baldissera, reaches Massawa
  • Mar 6 1st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
  • Mar 7 Gilbert & Sullivan's last operette "Grand Duke" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
  • Mar 10 Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
  • Mar 14 Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
  • Mar 16 Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
  • Mar 20 Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens
  • Mar 20 Uprising in Matabeleland
  • Mar 23 The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
  • Apr 4 Announcement of Gold in Yukon
  • Apr 19 Herzl's "The Jewish State" is published

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May 1 Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada

6th Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper
6th Prime Minister of Canada
Charles Tupper
  • May 4 1st edition of London Daily Mail (halfpenny)
  • May 4 Grease fire ignites half ton of dynamite at Cripple Creek Colorado
  • May 6 Samuel Pierpont Langley flies his unpiloted Number 5 aircraft using a catapult launch from a boat on the Potomac River, USA. The aircraft travels almost 3/4 of a mile - ten times further than any previous heavier-than-air flying machine.
  • May 9 1st horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models)
  • May 14 Lowest US temperature in May recorded (-10°F /-23°C at Climax, Colorado)
  • May 15 Tornado kills 78 in Texas
  • May 18 US Supreme court affirms legitimacy of racial separation (Plessy v Ferguson)

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May 18 Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of 1,389 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 1st auto (Karl Benz) to arrive in Netherlands

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • May 26 Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
  • May 26 Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
  • May 26 James Dunham murders six people in Campbell, California.
  • May 27 Bay District Race Track closes
  • May 27 Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless

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Jun 2 Guglielmo Marconi applies to patent the radio, accepted 2 July 1897

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

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Jun 4 Henry Ford takes his 1st Ford through streets of Detroit

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jun 6 Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo leave NY harbor to row across Atlantic; their 55 day record for rowing was not broken for 114 year
  • Jun 8 First car thief; Baron de Zuylen’s Peugeot is stolen by his mechanic in Paris
  • Jun 11 US Assay Office in Deadwood South Dakota authorized
  • Jun 15 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku, Japan; 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured and 13,000 houses destroyed.
  • Jun 16 Temperature hits 127°F at Fort Mojave, Calif
  • Jun 30 W S Hadaway patents electric stove
  • Jul 1 Harbor of Ymuiden opens
  • Jul 1 Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier of Canada

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jul 8 William Jennings Bryan's "cross of gold" speech at Democratic convention in Chicago

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Jul 8 Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Jul 21 National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's
  • Jul 28 City of Miami incorporated
  • Aug 1 George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)
  • Aug 6 France annexes Madagascar
  • Aug 11 Harvey Hubbell patents electric light bulb socket with a pull chain
  • Aug 16 Gold first discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Alaska by George Carmack
  • Aug 18 Adolph Ochs (39) buys NY Times
  • Aug 20 Dial telephone patented
  • Aug 23 First Cry of the Philippine Revolution is made in Pugad Lawin (Quezon City), in the province of Manila.
  • Aug 26 Armenian Revolutionary Federation assaults the Ottoman Bank in Constantinople to draw attention to the mass-pogroms and massacres of Armenians instigated by the Ottoman Sultan Abdul-Hamid II
  • Aug 27 Britain defeated Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM)
  • Aug 29 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
  • Aug 30 Eight provinces in the Philippines are declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. Including provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite and Nueva Ecija
  • Aug 31 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Rosemary" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 7 A H Whiting wins 1st automobile race held on a closed-circuit track in Cranston, RI
  • Sep 21 General Kitchener's army occupies Dongola, Sudan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • Oct 1 Sherlock Holmes adventure "Veiled Lodger" takes place (BG)
  • Oct 5 William Gillette's "Secret Service" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • Oct 8 Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
  • Oct 13 First public screening of a motion picture in New Zealand
  • Oct 17 Anton Tsjechovs "Chayka" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Oct 26 Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
  • Oct 27 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
  • Oct 30 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah becomes 1st female senator
  • Nov 1 First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
  • Nov 3 J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales
  • Nov 3 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 174

  • Jan 2 Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
  • Jan 2 Sir Lawrence Wackett, Australian aircraft engineer (d. 1982)
  • Jan 4 Everett Dirksen, American politician (Sen-R-Ill) (d. 1969)
  • Jan 5 Hendrik Algra, Dutch MP (ARP)
  • Jan 6 Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
  • Jan 6 Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
  • Jan 8 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)
  • Jan 8 Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)
  • Jan 12 David Wechsler, American psychologist (d. 1981)
  • Jan 14 John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
  • Jan 18 Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
  • Jan 18 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
  • Jan 23 Charlotte A E M W, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
  • Jan 25 John Moores, British gambling magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 31 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 1 Anastasio Somoza García [Tacho], General, dictator and President of Nicaragua (1937-56), born in San Marcos, Nicaragua (d. 1956)
  • Feb 2 Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
  • Feb 3 Johannes Urzidil, writer
  • Feb 4 Friedrich Glauser, writer
  • Feb 4 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • Feb 7 Harold Hoffman, South Amboy NJ, (Gov-NJ)
  • Feb 7 Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)
  • Feb 14 Arthur Milne [Edward Arthur Milne], Hull Yorkshire, English Astrophysicist (kinematic relativity)
  • Feb 18 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, born in Tinchebray (d. 1966)
  • Feb 20 Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
  • Feb 21 Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)
  • Feb 22 Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
  • Feb 24 Richard Thorpe, American director (Jailhouse Rock), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 1991)
  • Feb 25 John Little McClellan, Sheridan Arkansas, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark)
  • Feb 26 Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
  • Feb 28 Philip Showalter Hench, physician (cortisone-Nobel), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 29 Omer C F L Tulippe, Belgian geographer
  • Feb 29 Ranchhodji Morarji Desai, premier of India (1977-79)
  • Feb 29 Stanley Swash, CEO (Woolworths)
  • Feb 29 William W Wellman, director (Star is Born), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Mar 1 Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)
  • Mar 8 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician (d. 1975)
  • Mar 10 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, born in London (d. 1965)
  • Mar 13 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Mar 20 Hal Walker, director (I Married Joan), born in Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Mar 22 Giulia D De Albertis, writer
  • Mar 22 He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
  • Mar 24 Gianna Manzini, writer
  • Mar 26 Rudolf Dassler, Founder of PUMA AG (d. 1974)
  • Apr 3 Douwe Kalma, Dutch literary/leader (Young Frisian Movement)
  • Apr 4 Robert Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight)
  • Apr 4 Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)
  • Apr 11 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
  • Apr 15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • Apr 18 C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)
  • Apr 20 Wop May, Canadian aviator (d. 1952)
  • Apr 21 Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)
  • Apr 23 Margaret Kennedy, novelist
  • Apr 27 Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)
  • Apr 29 Walter Mehring, writer
  • Apr 30 Hans List, Austrian inventor (d. 1996)
  • May 1 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (d. 1947)
  • May 1 Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)
  • May 1 J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
  • May 2 Helen of Greece and Denmark, queen of Romania (d. 1982)
  • May 3 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • May 3 Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Ace (d. 1917)
  • May 7 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (topology), born in Moscow, Russia
  • May 11 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
  • May 17 Hannah Tillich, writer
  • May 18 Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
  • May 19 Michael Balcon, producer/father of Jill Balcon, born in Birmingham, England
  • May 23 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (d. 1966)
  • May 25 Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian
  • May 29 George L Funke, botanist (Flower Physiology)
  • Jun 6 Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya (La marcia su Rome)
  • Jun 6 Robert Sheriff, playwright (Journey's End)
  • Jun 6 Henry Allingham, English first world war veteran
  • Jun 7 Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist and physicist (Nobel 1966), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician (d. 1958)
  • Jun 7 Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
  • Jun 8 Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross)
  • Jun 9 Catherine Filene Shouse, philanthropist (Wolf Trap Institute)
  • Jun 16 Jean Peugeot, Frans auto manufacturer (Peugeot)
  • Jun 16 William Fitzgerald Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants)
  • Jun 16 Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)
  • Jun 18 Philip Barry, US, dramatist (Philadelphia Story)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 19 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • Jun 21 Charles B. Momsen, American inventor (d. 1967)
  • Jun 22 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
  • Jun 27 Franciscus J Feron, vicaris-general of Roermond
  • Jul 2 Lydia Mei, Estonian artist (d. 1965)
  • Jul 4 Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)
  • Jul 6 Thomas W McKnew, president (National Geographic Society)
  • Jul 10 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator (d. 1981)
  • Jul 13 Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (d. 1992)
  • Jul 14 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchist (d. 1936)
  • Jul 16 Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)
  • Jul 16 Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), born in Oslo (d. 1968)
  • Jul 16 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (d. 1969)
  • Jul 19 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • Jul 24 Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom)
  • Jul 25 Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
  • Jul 27 Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)
  • Aug 8 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, writer (Yearling), born in Washington, D.C.

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (26) weds first wife Hilaria del Rosario

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 24 Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 6 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (63) weds Mary Scott (37) at St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41) in Covent Garden, London.

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 2 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Filipino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826)
  • Jan 4 Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)
  • Jan 8 William Rainey Marshall, Governor of Minnesota (b. 1825)
  • Jan 8 Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844)
  • Jan 15 Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
  • Jan 18 Charles Floquet, French statesman (b. 1828)
  • Jan 20 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
  • Jan 25 Frans C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68
  • Jan 25 Frederic Leighton, President of the Royal Academy (1878-96), dies
  • Feb 3 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, dies at 74
  • Feb 6 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82
  • Feb 15 E J Nicholson, writer, dies
  • Mar 1 Albertone, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • Mar 1 Arimondi, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • Mar 1 Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • Mar 22 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School days), dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Nanny v Hof, writer, dies
  • Mar 28 E Rundle Charles, writer, dies
  • Mar 30 Charilaos Trikoupis, seven times prime-minister of Greece (b. 1832)
  • Apr 22 Thomas Meik, British civil engineer (b. 1812)
  • Apr 27 Henry Parkes, known as the Father of Federation (b. 1815)
  • Apr 28 Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies
  • May 1 Nasr-ed-Din, shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65
  • May 5 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)

BattleExecution

May 7 H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], American serial killer executed by hanging at 34

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes
  • May 13 Nora Perry, writer, dies
  • May 27 Allard Pierson, theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies
  • May 27 Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)
  • May 29 Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (b. 1814)
  • Jun 2 Gerhard Rohlfs, German explorer (Abbsynia/Ethiopia), dies
  • Jun 7 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, dies from tuberculosis at 47
  • Jun 10 Amelia Dyer, English murderer (b. 1829)
  • Jun 25 Emile AH Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer/man of letters, dies at 58
  • Jun 26 Louis CPR of Orleans, French duke (chosen king of Belgian), dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 1 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Jul 11 Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian (Olympia), dies at 81
  • Jul 13 Friedrich August Kekulé von Stradonitz, German chemist (b. 1829)
  • Jul 16 Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
  • Jul 16 William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
  • Jul 19 Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859)
  • Aug 1 William Robert Grove, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85
  • Aug 9 Otto Lilenthal, aircraft pioneer, killed during a glider test at 48
  • Aug 10 Otto Lilienthal, German aircraft pioneer, dies
  • Aug 12 Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Aug 13 John Everett Millais, English painter, dies at 67
  • Aug 17 Bridget Driscoll, 1st person in Great Britain to die in an auto-accident
  • Aug 19 Josiah Dwight Whitney, American Geologist, dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian statesman (b. 1824)
  • Sep 11 Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825)
  • Sep 18 Armand-Hippolyte-Louis Fizeau, physicist, dies
  • Sep 23 Ivar A Aasen, Norwegian linguistic/poet, dies at 83
  • Sep 24 Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)
  • Oct 3 William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London
  • Oct 11 Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1829)
  • Oct 12 Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Danish nobleman and politician (b. 1817)
  • Oct 20 Félix Tisserand, French Astronomer, dies at 51
  • Oct 21 James Henry Greathead, British engineer (b. 1844)
  • Oct 26 Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)
  • Nov 22 George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies
  • Nov 26 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818)
  • Nov 26 Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)
  • Dec 8 Earnest Angel, German statistician (Law of Angel), dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 10 Alfred Nobel, Swedish Chemist and founder of the Nobel Prize ceremony on this date, dies at 63

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Dec 15 John GR Acquoy, Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • Dec 27 John Brown, British manufacturer (b. 1816)

BattleExecution

Dec 30 Jose Protacio Rizal, Filipino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal