1910 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 150

  • Jan 1 Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
  • Jan 2 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley California)
  • Jan 3 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • Jan 10 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • Jan 10 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
  • Jan 13 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin
  • Jan 15 Constructions ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming
  • Jan 19 Germany & Bolivia end commerce/friendship treaty
  • Jan 19 US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • Jan 21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • Jan 25 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
  • Jan 25 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
  • Jan 26 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
  • Feb 1 1st British labour exchange opens
  • Feb 1 Dragoumis government forms in Greece
  • Feb 7 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce.
  • Feb 15 The Boy Scouts of America founded.
  • Feb 19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"

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Feb 19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area

  • Feb 21 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • Feb 23 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

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Feb 23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troops to British India

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Feb 26 Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 1 118 die when three passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range by the worst snow slide in US history
  • Mar 2 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die

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Mar 3 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Mar 5 Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon" premieres
  • Mar 8 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the 1st ever licensed female pilot
  • Mar 10 Republic of China officailly abolishes slavery
  • Mar 10 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • Mar 11 Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 v SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
  • Mar 14 Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.
  • Mar 16 Barney Oldfield uses a Benz to break the existing records at Daytona Beach Road Course (131.25mph)
  • Mar 23 1st race at Los Angeles Motordrome (1st US auto speedway)
  • Mar 24 83°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • Mar 25 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ
  • Mar 26 US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
  • Mar 26 William H Lewis appointed US Assistant Attorney General
  • Mar 28 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • Mar 30 Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Apr 1 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
  • Apr 3 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley claimed to have been 1st climbed by 4 local men

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Apr 14 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Apr 14 Pan American Union forms
  • Apr 19 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
  • Apr 20 Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km
  • Apr 23 International Exhibition opens in Brussels
  • Apr 24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • Apr 27 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights
  • Apr 27 Louis Botha and James Hertzog establish the moderate nationalists South African Party promising equality of Britons and Boers
  • Apr 28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

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Apr 29 Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • May 4 Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent

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May 4 Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier

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May 6 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • May 10 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
  • May 10 Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
  • May 10 The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform
  • May 11 Montana's Glacier National Park forms
  • May 12 2nd NAACP conference (NYC)
  • May 14 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
  • May 15 The last time a major earthquake happened on the Elsinore Fault Zone.
  • May 16 US Bureau of Mines forms
  • May 17 Canada sets the designs for the 1-50 cent coins
  • May 19 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
  • May 20 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII
  • May 29 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
  • May 31 Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
  • May 31 Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC
  • May 31 Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom
  • Jun 2 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
  • Jun 2 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
  • Jun 9 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
  • Jun 13 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Phila
  • Jun 13 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia
  • Jun 19 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • Jun 19 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
  • Jun 20 "Krazy Kat" comic strip by George Herriman debuts in NY Journal

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Jun 22 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • Jun 25 Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
  • Jun 30 Russia absorbs Finland
  • Jul 1 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
  • Jul 4 The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
  • Jul 4 In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • Jul 9 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
  • Jul 20 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
  • Jul 24 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • Jul 29 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • Jul 31 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
  • Jul 31 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
  • Aug 6 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
  • Aug 8 The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
  • Aug 9 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
  • Aug 14 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 20 US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
  • Aug 22 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • Aug 23 Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
  • Aug 25 Yellow Cab is founded.

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 245

  • Jan 2 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • Jan 2 Srirangam Srinivasarao, Telugu Poet (d. 1983)
  • Jan 3 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • Jan 4 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • Jan 6 Wright Morris, US writer
  • Jan 7 Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
  • Jan 7 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • Jan 8 Galina Ulanova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)
  • Jan 10 Dorothy Stroud, garden historian
  • Jan 11 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), born in Nøtterøy, Norway (d. 1984)
  • Jan 11 Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
  • Jan 12 Charles Martin, cartoonist
  • Jan 16 David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
  • Jan 17 Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
  • Jan 17 Michael Economides, restaurateur
  • Jan 19 Willi Schmidt, Germany, director

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Jan 20 Joy Adamson, (born Friederike Viktoria Gessner) Troppau Austria-Hungary, naturalist/author (Born Free)

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • Jan 20 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician
  • Jan 21 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 25 Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman
  • Jan 26 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
  • Jan 26 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • Jan 28 Verda Bryant, American author
  • Jan 29 Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
  • Jan 29 Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
  • Jan 30 Frans Dohmen, union leader (Dutch Catholic Mineworker's Union)
  • Jan 30 C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
  • Feb 2 Charlotte Auerbach, British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Feb 2 Hendrik H K Beernink, Dutch politician (CHU)
  • Feb 4 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • Feb 5 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Feb 5 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • Feb 6 Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)
  • Feb 6 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster (d. 1993)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • Feb 10 Dominique Pire, Belgium, educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
  • Feb 12 Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer
  • Feb 12 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist/founder (Samsung Business)

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Feb 13 William Shockley, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist, born in London, England

Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley
  • Feb 15 9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector
  • Feb 16 Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
  • Feb 20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • Feb 20 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
  • Feb 21 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)
  • Feb 21 Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
  • Feb 22 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
  • Feb 22 Nicholas Monsarrat, novelist, born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 25 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
  • Feb 28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Mar 1 Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, born in London (d. 2002)

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Mar 2 Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector
  • Mar 4 Tancredo Neves, president of Civil rights activist

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Mar 5 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Chiayi County, Taiwan (d. 2007)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • Mar 8 Bernard Benjamin, statistician, actuary and demographer (d. 2002)
  • Mar 9 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)
  • Mar 11 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • Mar 12 Roger L Stevens, producer (Giant)
  • Mar 12 Wilhelmus L Reijers, sculptor
  • Mar 12 Masayoshi Ohira, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1980)
  • Mar 15 An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)
  • Mar 16 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
  • Mar 16 Martijn Lijnema, boer/resistance fighter (WW II)
  • Mar 17 Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader
  • Mar 18 Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese president Chiang Kai-shek/President (1978-88)
  • Mar 19 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut
  • Mar 19 Joseph F. Carroll, US Air Force Lt. Gen. and Founding Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (d. 1991)
  • Mar 21 Nick Castle, Bkln, choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland)
  • Mar 21 M S Khan, Bangladeshi intellectual (d. 1978)
  • Mar 22 Nicholas Monsarret, England, writer (Cruel Sea)
  • Mar 27 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province (d. 1996)
  • Mar 28 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark
  • Mar 28 Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American Librarian (d. 2001)
  • Mar 30 Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician (d. 1940)
  • Apr 2 Irene Mayer Selznick, producer (Street Car Named Desire)
  • Apr 2 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • Apr 2 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer (d. 1980)
  • Apr 4 Agnes Patrick, campaigner
  • Apr 6 Desmond Dreyer, British admiral
  • Apr 9 Abraham A Ribicoff, (Sen-D-Ct)
  • Apr 10 David Gilroy Bevan, politician
  • Apr 10 Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
  • Apr 11 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), born in Estremoz, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • Apr 11 Henry William Collins, artist
  • Apr 12 Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)
  • Apr 15 Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)
  • Apr 18 Jamie L Whitten, (Rep-D-MS, 1941- )
  • Apr 19 Andrew Gilchrist, historian/diplomat
  • Apr 20 Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D- 1954-65) [or May 15], born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 22 Eric Scowen, physician
  • Apr 22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • Apr 26 Johan Doorn, Dutch journalist/resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper)
  • Apr 26 Tomoyuki Tanaka, director (Godzilla)
  • Apr 28 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)
  • Apr 29 John Beavan, newspaper editor
  • May 2 Alexander Bonnyman, U.S. Marine (d. 1943)
  • May 3 Norman Corwin, American radio pioneer

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 3 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26 US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Editor Maxwell Perkins (26) weds Louise Saunders at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in North Plainfield, New Jersey

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
  • Jan 17 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, Germ physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • Jan 25 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • Jan 29 Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
  • Feb 1 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • Feb 6 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • Feb 8 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • Feb 20 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (1908-1910), assassinated by a nationalist at 64
  • Mar 4 Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • Mar 10 Karl Lueger, Austrian anti-semite/mayor of Vienna, dies at 65
  • Mar 20 Félix Tournachon, [Nadar], French writer/photographer, dies at 89
  • Mar 26 Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
  • Mar 26 An Jung-geun, Korean assassin of Ito Hirobumi (executed) (b. 1879)
  • Mar 27 Alexander E Agassiz, US businessman/biologist/geologist, dies at 74
  • Mar 28 David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1837)
  • Apr 1 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver, dies at 94
  • Apr 2 Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37
  • Apr 2 Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, German theologist, dies at 79
  • Apr 12 William G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69
  • Apr 13 William Orchardson, British painter, dies
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)

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Apr 21 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

Author Mark Twain
Mark Twain
  • Apr 26 Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77
  • May 6 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68
  • May 10 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • May 10 William Huggins, discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, dies
  • May 16 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53
  • May 18 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (b.1841)
  • May 22 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46

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May 27 Robert Koch, German pioneering bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel Prize 1905), dies at 66

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Robert Koch

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May 31 Elizabeth Blackwell, 1st woman physician, dies at 89

  • Jun 1 Francis S Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist, dies at 91
  • Jun 5 O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)
  • Jun 17 Lady Mosley, biographer, dies
  • Jun 22 Marie, Princess of Wied/Orange Nassau, dies
  • Jul 3 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • Jul 4 Giovanni V Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (Mars), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Melville Weston Fuller, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1833)
  • Jul 10 Johann G Galle, German discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies
  • Jul 12 Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
  • Jul 24 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • Jul 26 Philipus J Hoedemaker, theologist, dies at 71
  • Aug 3 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies

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Aug 13 Florence Nightingale, English nurse, dies at 90

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Aug 26 William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • Aug 27 Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
  • Aug 29 Johann O Backlund, Swedish astronomer, dies at 64
  • Aug 29 John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
  • Aug 30 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57
  • Sep 2 Henri "le Douanier" Rousseau, French ambassador/painter, dies
  • Sep 7 William Holman Hunt, English painter, dies at 83
  • Sep 14 Huo Yuan Jia, Chinese martial artist
  • Sep 29 Winslow Homer, painter (Prout's Neck), dies
  • Sep 30 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • Oct 4 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)
  • Oct 10 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • Oct 17 William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • Oct 20 David B. Hill, Governor of New York (b. 1843)
  • Oct 23 Chulalongkorn, King of Thailand (b. 1853)
  • Oct 30 J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies
  • Nov 15 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author, dies at 79
  • Nov 19 Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74

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Nov 20 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War & Peace), dies of pneumonia at 82

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
  • Nov 23 Hawley H Crippen, doctor/murderer, executed

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Dec 3 Mary Baker Eddy, founder (Christian Science (Monitor)), dies at 89

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • Dec 31 John Moisant, American aviator (b. 1868)
  • Dec 31 Arch Hoxsey, American aviator (b. 1884)