1902 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 146

  • Jan 1 Nathan Stubblefield makes 1st public demonstration of radio, Penn
  • Jan 3 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
  • Jan 4 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
  • Jan 4 The French Panama Canal Company offers to sell its right to build a canal to the US for 40 million; this will tip the balance away from those favoring a canal through Nicaraugua
  • Jan 8 1st National Bowling Championship held (Chicago, Ill)
  • Jan 8 The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin
  • Jan 10 Alphons Diepenbrock's "Te Deum" premieres (Amsterdam)
  • Jan 10 Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
  • Jan 12 Uddevalla Suffrage Association is formally dissolved
  • Jan 13 Textile workers strike in Enschede, Netherlands (until 1st June)

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Jan 15 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud leads 40 men over the walls of Riyadh and takes the city, marking the beginning of the Third Saudi State

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Jan 18 Despite reports that favor the US building a route through Nicaragua for a canal, a 'supplementary report' recommends the route through Panama
  • Jan 27 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
  • Jan 28 Carnegie Institute founded in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 30 Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea
  • Feb 1 China's empress Tzu-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • Feb 1 Hermann Sudermanns "Es lebe das Leben" premieres in Berlin
  • Feb 1 US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
  • Feb 6 Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
  • Feb 11 Police beat up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
  • Feb 15 Berlin U-Bahn (Underground railway) opened
  • Feb 17 A general strike in Barcelona and nearby towns leads to government-troop reprisals that leave 40 dead
  • Feb 20 Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, SF
  • Feb 21 Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, performs his 1st brain operation
  • Feb 24 Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
  • Mar 4 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • Mar 6 Permanent US Census office created by legislation passed by Congress
  • Mar 7 Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
  • Mar 10 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
  • Mar 18 Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record
  • Mar 18 Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin
  • Mar 20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • Mar 25 Irving W Colburn patents sheet glass drawing machine
  • Mar 25 In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia
  • Mar 28 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
  • Apr 2 Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • Apr 4 Cecil Rhodes scholarship fund forms with $10 million
  • Apr 5 Maurice Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante defunte" premieres in Paris
  • Apr 5 In Glasgow, Scotland the Ibrox disaster occurs after a section of a grandstand collapses killing 25 and injuring 517
  • Apr 7 Texas Oil Company (Texaco) forms
  • Apr 8 Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
  • Apr 8 Growing unrest in Belgian society as people demand better education, better work and living conditions, the right to strike and universal male suffrage, culminate in a demonstration organised by Socialists. In the rioting that ensues, many Belgians are killed
  • Apr 11 Battle at Rooiwal, South-Africa

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Apr 13 J C Penney opens his first store in Kemmerer, Wyoming

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Apr 15 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"
  • Apr 15 Rioting and arson continue in Russia with peasants plundering estates to find food.
  • Apr 15 Russian minister of interior and head of secret police, Sipyengin, is assassinated by the 'Terror Brigade' of the Socialist Revolutionaries
  • Apr 18 Denmark is first country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals
  • Apr 20 Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride
  • Apr 25 Erwin Harvey becomes 1st Cleveland ballplayer (Cleveland Bronchos) to have six hits in one game
  • Apr 28 Using the ISO 8601 standard Year Zero definition for the Gregorian calendar preceded by the Julian calendar, the one billionth minute since the start of January 1, Year Zero occurs at 10:40 AM on this date.
  • Apr 29 Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
  • May 6 British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
  • May 6 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (BG)
  • May 6 Zulu assault at Holkrantz, South Africa
  • May 7 La Soufrière volcano on St Vincent kills 1,680 people
  • May 8 Mt Pelee erupts, wipes out St Pierre, Martinique, kills 30,000
  • May 10 Portugal goes bankrupt, but its parliament passes a bill converting its external debt. Contributing to Portugal's troubles is a recent revolt in its colony of Angola, put down on 6 September

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May 12 Some 140,000 miners of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania go out on a strike called by the United Mine Workers after the owners have refused to recognize the UMW, let alone negotiate or submit to arbitration; Theodore Roosevelt later threatens to have the army run the mine

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • May 15 Lyman Gilmore is 1st person to fly a powered craft
  • May 15 Portugal bankrupt by revolt in Angola
  • May 16 2 deaf-mutes face each other for 1st time as Dummy Hoy leads off for the Reds against Dummy Taylor of the Giants, Reds win 5-3
  • May 17 Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.
  • May 19 Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria
  • May 20 United States withdraws its troops from Cuba as the first Cuban president, Tomas Estrada Palma takes power
  • May 22 US President Theodore Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague
  • May 24 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
  • May 24 Cleve's Bill Bradley is 1st ALer to hit a HR run in 4 consecutive games, not duplicated until Babe Ruth does it June 25, 1918
  • May 29 Dutch State Mine law forms
  • May 30 Spanish King Alfonso XII, who was elected as a constitutional monarch, suspends the Cortes, Spain's parliament
  • May 31 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
  • May 31 Labor trouble and riots lead Spanish King Alfonso XII to impose martial law
  • Jun 2 2nd statewide initiative & referendum law adopted, in Oregon

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Jun 5 Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 9 1st Automat restaurant opens (818 Chestnut St, Philadelphia)
  • Jun 10 Patent for window envelope granted to H F Callahan
  • Jun 13 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • Jun 15 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
  • Jun 17 US Congress pass the New Lands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands
  • Jun 23 Gioacchino Rossini's unveils monument to Santa-Croce
  • Jun 24 King Edward VII develops appendicitis, delaying his coronation.
  • Jun 26 Order of Merit instituted by King Edward VII
  • Jun 26 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Garidebs" (BG)

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Jun 26 Aga Khan III is appointed Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Jun 28 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
  • Jun 28 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • Jun 28 Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • Jun 30 Cleveland is 1st AL team to hit 3 consecutive HRs in same inning
  • Jul 1 Ranji (230) & Newham (153) add 344 for 7th wkt, Sussex v Essex
  • Jul 1 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG)
  • Jul 1 US Congress passes the Philippines Government Act, providing that the Philippines be governed by a commission appointed by the President, with consent from the senate; Filipinos are to be treated as citizens of their land, no the USA
  • Jul 4 Civil government is established in the Philippines by a proclamation from US President Theodore Roosevelt, who offers a general amnesty to insurgents
  • Jul 11 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury resigns
  • Jul 12 Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
  • Jul 12 Arthur Balfour succeeds Lord Salisbury, who retired as British Prime Minister on 11 July
  • Jul 14 The Campanile in St Mark's Square, Venice collapses, also demolishing the loggetta.
  • Jul 15 Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey
  • Jul 17 Lord Tennyson, son of the poet, is named to succeed Lord Hopetown, first governor general of Australia
  • Jul 24 In Turkey, the Sultan Abdul-Hamid, under pressure from within the Ottoman Empire, appoints a commission to consider reforms that might pacify Macedonian revolutionaries
  • Jul 26 Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 224

  • Jan 2 Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • Jan 2 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • Jan 3 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician
  • Jan 4 John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5 Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)
  • Jan 6 Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Carl R[ansom] Rogers, US, psychologist (Client-Centered Therapy)
  • Jan 8 Georgy M Malenkov, Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55)
  • Jan 12 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud, Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
  • Jan 12 Simon H Spoor, Dutch gen/intelligence officer for Gen MacArthur
  • Jan 14 Alfred Tarski, mathematician/logician, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jan 14 F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
  • Jan 15 Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia (1953-64), born in Kuwait City (d. 1969)
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
  • Jan 19 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
  • Jan 24 Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist
  • Jan 24 Walter Keirnan, New Havens Ct, TV panelist (I've Got a Secret)
  • Jan 24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • Jan 25 Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer
  • Jan 26 Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)
  • Jan 30 Nikolaus Pevsner, Engl, art historian (The Buildings of England)
  • Jan 31 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize-1982)
  • Jan 31 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
  • Jan 31 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist/professor
  • Feb 1 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947, by execution)
  • Feb 2 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)

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Feb 4 Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • Feb 4 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 6 Louis Nizer, lawyer (defended blacklisted stars in '50s, Catspaw)
  • Feb 8 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (d. 1966)
  • Feb 9 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's leader (d. 1999)
  • Feb 10 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)

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Feb 10 Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

  • Feb 11 Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect (d. 1971)
  • Feb 13 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)
  • Feb 14 Ray "Crash" Corrigan, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Feb 20 Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award), born in San Francisco, California

Photographer Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams
  • Feb 21 Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
  • Feb 21 John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
  • Feb 22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)
  • Feb 25 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • Feb 25 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • Feb 26 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)

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Feb 27 John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

  • Mar 2 Edward Uhler Condon, atomic scientist (Manhattan Project)
  • Mar 8 Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
  • Mar 9 Edward Durell Stone, US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi)
  • Mar 11 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
  • Mar 16 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, born in Vienna (d. 1995)
  • Mar 20 Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)
  • Mar 21 William Downie Forrest, journalist
  • Mar 22 Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)

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Mar 24 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 1971)

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Mar 26 Leslie Melville, economist
  • Mar 27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • Mar 27 Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 29 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • Mar 30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • Apr 1 Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
  • Apr 2 Jan Tschichold, German typographer (d. 1974)
  • Apr 4 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • Apr 4 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • Apr 6 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
  • Apr 12 Louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59)
  • Apr 13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • Apr 14 Menachem A Schneerson, rebee (head of Lubavitcher Jews)
  • Apr 15 Fernando Pessa, Portuguese journalist (d. 2002)
  • Apr 17 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician (d. 1974)
  • Apr 18 Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)
  • Apr 21 Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)
  • Apr 22 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
  • Apr 23 Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • Apr 25 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist (d. 1964)
  • Apr 28 Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)
  • May 3 Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
  • May 3 Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)
  • May 4 Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author
  • May 4 Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter
  • May 6 Walter Dawson, British Air Chief marshall
  • May 6 Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • May 6 Max Ophüls, German-born director (d. 1957)
  • May 8 Andre Michel Lwoff, physiologist
  • May 10 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 10 Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37)
  • May 11 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
  • May 12 Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor (d. 1984)
  • May 15 Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chic)
  • May 20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • May 21 Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
  • May 30 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist (Arzawa civilization, Turkey)
  • Jun 3 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • Jun 5 Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, born in Bielitz, Silesia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 6 Harold Roxbee Cox Kings Norton, aeronautical engineer
  • Jun 7 Herman B Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary)
  • Jun 10 J Wouterus van Dieren, Dutch biologist (Terschelling)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik J Elias, Flemish historian/(mayor-Ghent)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 11 US military leader George Marshall (22) weds Elizabeth Carter Coles in San Antonio, Texas

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 Physicist Robert A. Millikan (34) weds Greta Blanchard

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

British Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe

Deaths in History

  • Jan 9 Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66
  • Jan 14 Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
  • Feb 3 Isaac Fransen van der Putten, Dutch PM (1866), dies
  • Feb 10 J N Krieger, German Selenographer, dies
  • Feb 18 Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
  • Feb 23 Samuel R Gardiner, British historian (Oliver Cromwell), dies at 72
  • Mar 3 Isaac D France van de Putte, Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79
  • Mar 12 John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54
  • Mar 26 Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48
  • Apr 2 Esther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge (b. 1814)
  • Apr 8 Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated
  • Apr 11 ... Potgieter, South African Boer general, dies in battle
  • Apr 12 Marie Alfred Cornu, French physicist (b. 1842)
  • Apr 17 Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (b. 1822)
  • Apr 27 Julius Sterling Morton, who started Arbor Day, dies at 72
  • May 1 John Glover, English chemist (production sulfuric acid), dies at 85
  • May 3 David R Capriles, Curacaos director of psychiatric, dies at 64
  • May 5 Bret Harte, writer, dies at 65
  • May 26 Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • May 27 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies
  • Jun 5 Louis J. Weichmann, chief witness in the trial of the assassins of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1842)
  • Jun 10 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist, dies at 68
  • Jun 10 Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
  • Jun 16 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (b. 1841)
  • Jun 18 Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66
  • Jun 19 John E E Dalberg baron van Acton, English historian, dies at 69
  • Jul 4 Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
  • Jul 10 Albert FA, king of Saxon (1873-1902), dies at 74
  • Jul 12 Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
  • Jul 14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • Jul 22 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
  • Aug 1 Ludwig Beckmann, painter, dies
  • Aug 8 Jean Y Y Tissot, French painter/illustrator, dies
  • Aug 31 Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73

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Sep 5 Rudolf Virchow, German pathologist and politician, dies at 80

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow
Rudolf Virchow
  • Sep 6 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet), dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Universal hymn), dies at 86
  • Sep 9 Titus AJ van Asch van Wijck, gov of Suriname (1891-97), dies at 53
  • Sep 19 Maria Hendrika, Queen of the Belgians, dies
  • Sep 23 John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68

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Sep 26 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • Sep 28 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
  • Sep 29 William Topaz McGonagall, British poet (b. 1825)
  • Oct 25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32

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Oct 26 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American women's rights activist (b. 1815)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Nov 14 Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff, foreign minister, dies
  • Nov 17 Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847)
  • Nov 22 Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide
  • Nov 23 Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies
  • Dec 3 Robert Lawson, New Zealand architect (b. 1833)
  • Dec 4 Charles Dow, American journalist (Dow Jones & Company - Wall Street Journal) (b. 1851)

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Dec 7 Thomas Nast, US political cartoonist, dies at 62

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • Dec 11 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68
  • Dec 22 Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62