1916 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 252

  • Jan 1 1st issue of "Journal of Negro History" published
  • Jan 5 Austria-Hungary offensive against Montenegro
  • Jan 7 German troops conquer Fort Vaux at Verdun
  • Jan 7 In response to pressure from President Wilson, Germany notifies the US State Department that it will abide by strict international rules of maritime warfare
  • Jan 8 WWI: ANZAC forces withdraw from the Gallipoli Peninsula after Ottoman forces successfully defend access to Constantinople
  • Jan 9 The Ottoman Empire prevails in the Battle of Çanakkale, as the last British troops are evacuated.
  • Jan 10 Russian offensive in Kaukasus
  • Jan 10 In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood
  • Jan 11 French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu
  • Jan 12 Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Islands as a colony in Pacific
  • Jan 12 Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke receive the Pour le Merite, the German Empire's highest military award, for achieving eight aerial victories each over Allied aircrafts
  • Jan 14 Dutch Zuiderzee dyke cracks
  • Jan 18 A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.
  • Jan 23 Temp falls from 44°F (7°C) to -56°F (49°C) night of 23-24, Browning MT
  • Jan 24 The Military Service Bill, calling for conscription of men for war services, passes in the British House of Commons
  • Jan 25 Montenegro surrenders to Austria-Hungary
  • Jan 27 Communist party "Spartacus Letters" 1st published in Berlin
  • Jan 28 1st Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, appointed by Wilson
  • Jan 28 German colony of Cameroon surrenders to Britain & France
  • Jan 29 1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
  • Jan 31 Dutch Girl Guides form
  • Feb 3 Canada's original Parliament buildings in Ottawa burn down
  • Feb 3 Tristan Tzara publishes the Dada manifesto in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Feb 5 Enrico Caruso recorded "O Solo Mio" for the Victor Talking Machine Co
  • Feb 8 French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374
  • Feb 8 NL votes down Charlie Ebbets proposal to limit 25 cent seats
  • Feb 9 Britain's military service act enforced (conscription)
  • Feb 10 Military conscription begins in Britain
  • Feb 11 Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
  • Feb 11 Germany and Austria-Hungary notify the US that they will sink any armed merchant ships starting on 1 March
  • Feb 12 1st edition of Joseph Patterson/Sidney Smith's strip "The Gumps"
  • Feb 16 Russian troops conquer the Ottoman Empire city of Erzurum during WWI
  • Feb 16 The US rejects the right of Germany and Austria-Hungary to sink armed merchant ships
  • Feb 16 The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania
  • Feb 18 The last German garrison in the German colony of Cameroons surrenders
  • Feb 21 Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties)
  • Feb 22 The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'
  • Feb 23 Congress authorizes McKinley Memorial $1 gold coin
  • Feb 23 French artillery kills entire French 72nd division at Samogneux Verdun
  • Feb 25 German troops conquer Fort Douaumont near Verdun
  • Feb 26 Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
  • Feb 26 Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia
  • Mar 1 Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
  • Mar 8 US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
  • Mar 9 Mexican General Francisco "Pancho" Villa invades US (18 killed)
  • Mar 9 Germany declares war against Portugal
  • Mar 12 French airship sinks British submarine D3
  • Mar 14 Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
  • Mar 15 Dutch merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed by German submarine & sinks in North Sea
  • Mar 15 Gen Pershing and 15,000 troops chase Villa into Mexico; they stay 10 for 10 months
  • Mar 15 University of Gent goes under Dutch control
  • Mar 16 James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella" premieres in London
  • Mar 16 US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
  • Mar 20 Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium
  • Mar 21 JP Van Limburg Stirum succeeds AWF Idenburg as Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies
  • Mar 24 German submarines torpedo the French Channel packet 'Sussex' which is unarmed
  • Mar 31 Dutch government ends all military engagements
  • Apr 1 1st US national women's swiming championships held
  • Apr 2 German troops overtake Bois de Caillette
  • Apr 2 57 armed New Zealand police invade the remote Ngāi Tūhoe settlement of Maungapōhatu in the Urewera Ranges to arrest the Māori prophet Rua Kēnana
  • Apr 5 French troops occupy Bois de Caillette
  • Apr 6 German parliament approves unrestricted submarine warfare
  • Apr 8 Norway approves active & passive female suffrage
  • Apr 9 The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection
  • Apr 12 Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement boards submarine U-19 at Wilmshaven, Germany, bound for a rendezvous with the Aud at Tralee
  • Apr 18 US Secretary of State Warns Germany that the USA may break diplomatic relations unless torpedo attacks on unarmed ships stop
  • Apr 19 "Bing Boys are Here" opens in London
  • Apr 19 Italians troops conquer Col di Lana at Merano
  • Apr 19 Alderman Kelly reads the 'Castle Order' to a meeting of Dublin Corporation; this forged document supposedly from Dublin Castle, indicated that there was to be mass arrests of Irish Volunteers to prevent "trouble"
  • Apr 20 German-British sea battle off Belgian coast
  • Apr 21 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British
  • Apr 21 Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement is discovered at McKenna's Fort and is arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary
  • Apr 21 The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour
  • Apr 22 France battles at Fort Douaumont
  • Apr 22 Karl Spindler scuttles the Aud near Daunt's Rock, to prevent its cargo of 20,000 rifles destined for Irish republicans falling into enemy hands
  • Apr 22 Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising
  • Apr 23 Lord Dunsany's "Night at an Inn" premieres in NYC

Victory in battleEaster Proclamation of 1916

Apr 24 Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for ice-trapped ship Endurance

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • Apr 27 The British renew their assault on the Irish Volunteer position in Mount Street; shelling also sets the buildings on fire
  • Apr 29 Irish republicans abandon the post office in Dublin and surrender unconditionally, marking the end of the Easter Rising
  • Apr 30 Germany ratifies bill bringing in Daylight Saving Time - first country in the world
  • May 2 US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act
  • May 2 2nd Ave & Bronx Terrace renamed Bronx Blvd; Seward Pl renamed Sycamore Ave; Herald Ave renamed Dickinson Ave; Monroe & Selwyn Avenue named
  • May 3 Irish Nationalists Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke are executed by firing squad following their involvement in the Easter Rising
  • May 4 At request of US, Germany curtails its submarine warfare
  • May 4 Ned Daly, Willie Pearse, Michael O'Hanrahan and Joseph Plunkett are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
  • May 5 US marines invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
  • May 6 Belgian troops march into Kigali, German East Africa
  • May 8 German munitions bunker in Fort Douaumont explodes killing 679 German soldiers
  • May 8 Irishmen Eamon Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Sean Houston are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
  • May 9 British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey
  • May 10 Disastrous fire in Ellendale, ND
  • May 10 Historic Shipport Museum opens in Amsterdam
  • May 12 James Connolly and Sean McDermott are executed following their involvement in the Easter Rising in Dublin
  • May 13 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day
  • May 15 Asiago, Italy, falls when Austrian troops attack the Italian front
  • May 15 Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924
  • May 17 British Summer Time (Daylight Savings) introduced
  • May 18 US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 239

  • Jan 4 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
  • Jan 4 Robert Parrish, director (Casino Royale), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Jan 6 Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 7 Paul Keres, USSR, chess grandmaster (1950)
  • Jan 7 Elena Ceausescu, wife of Romania's Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu (d. 1989)
  • Jan 9 Alain Bernardin, impressario (Crazy Horse Saloon)
  • Jan 9 Peter Twinn, English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
  • Jan 10 Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • Jan 11 James H [Jimmy] Quillen, (Rep-R-TN, 1963- )
  • Jan 12 A P[ieter] W Botha, Orange Free State, president of South Africa
  • Jan 13 Bella Lewitsky, choreographer
  • Jan 14 John Oliver Killens, novelist
  • Jan 15 Mikki Doyle, journalist
  • Jan 16 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • Jan 18 James Crow, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, geneticist and influential educator (Genetic Theories and Influences: Comments on the Value of Diversity), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier of Suriname (1963-69)
  • Jan 20 Walter Bartley, biochemist
  • Jan 22 Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
  • Jan 23 Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • Jan 23 David Douglas Duncan, American photo-journalist
  • Jan 24 John Corner, scientist
  • Jan 29 Barbara Skelton, writer
  • Jan 31 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles (1968-69)
  • Jan 31 Violet Cane, statistician
  • Feb 1 Gordon Hobday, Lord Lieutenant (Nottinghamshire)
  • Feb 2 Xuân Diệu, Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
  • Feb 3 Vivien Signy, nurse (d. 1997)
  • Feb 4 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
  • Feb 4 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • Feb 4 Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • Feb 6 John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • Feb 10 Edward R Roybal, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
  • Feb 11 Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
  • Feb 12 Joseph L Alioto, (Mayor-SF)
  • Feb 14 Masaki Kobayashi, Japanese director (Joi-uchi)
  • Feb 14 Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • Feb 15 Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)
  • Feb 18 Betty Phyllis Gathergood, curator
  • Feb 18 Jean Drapeau, mayor of Montreal (1954- )
  • Feb 23 William Walsh, academic
  • Feb 24 Gene Mitchell, museum director
  • Feb 25 Ian Wallace, British CEO
  • Feb 25 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • Mar 2 Anne Vondeling, Dutch politician (PvdA)
  • Mar 4 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • Mar 4 Hans Eysenck, psychologist
  • Mar 8 Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1986)
  • Mar 8 John Seybold, American economist and computer typesetting pioneer (d. 2004)
  • Mar 11 [James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)
  • Mar 11 Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)
  • Mar 13 Corinne Boggs, political administrator
  • Mar 13 Lindy Boggs, (Rep-D-LA, 1973-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Mar 15 Geert Lubberhuizen, publisher (Busy Bee)
  • Mar 15 Fadil Hoxha, Yugoslav politician (d. 2001)
  • Mar 16 Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
  • Mar 19 Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]
  • Mar 20 Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
  • Mar 24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 26 Christian B Anfinsen, US chemist (cell physiology, Nobel 1972)
  • Mar 26 Mort Abrahams, producer (Dr Doolittle, Planet Of Apes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 29 Eugene McCarthy, American politician (Sen-D-Minn) and presidential candidate, born in Watkins, Minnesota (d. 2005)

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy
  • Mar 29 John Paul, Governor-General (Bahamas)
  • Mar 31 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (d. 1979)
  • Apr 3 Herb Caen, columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California
  • Apr 3 Robert Jesse Charleston, museum Curator
  • Apr 4 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist
  • Apr 4 Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
  • Apr 5 Baroness Delacourt-Smith of Alteryn [Margaret Rosalind Delacourt-Smith], British Labour politician
  • Apr 5 Bernard Baily, comic artist
  • Apr 12 Beverly Cleary, American writer
  • Apr 12 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (d. 2007)
  • Apr 15 Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)
  • Apr 17 Azijn Banana, [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist
  • Apr 17 David Stafford-Clark, psychiatrist
  • Apr 17 Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral
  • Apr 17 Ryoei Saito, businessman
  • Apr 17 Sirimavo Bandaranaike, world's 1st woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77)
  • Apr 17 Vinegar Banana, [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist
  • Apr 22 Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
  • Apr 24 Stanley Kauffmann, playwright (Red Handkerchief Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 26 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
  • Apr 28 Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian automobile manufacturer (d. 1993)
  • Apr 30 Claude Shannon, information theorist
  • Apr 30 Dugo D Schenker, Suriname/Antillian producer
  • May 1 Jane Jacobs, urbanologist, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 3 Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961-99 ), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2000)
  • May 3 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
  • May 5 Zail Singh, President of India (d. 1994)
  • May 8 Gordon Scarrott, engineer
  • May 8 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • May 8 Swami Chinmayananda, Indian spiritualist (d. 1993)
  • May 9 Cyril Bowles, bishop of Derby
  • May 11 Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer (Nobel Prize 1989), born in Padrón, La Coruña (d. 2002)
  • May 14 Marco Zanuso, Italian architect
  • May 16 Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist/president (Israel)
  • May 16 Irene Elizabeth Beatrice Ighodaro, doctor/social reformer
  • May 17 Cornelis A Eman, Aruban politician
  • May 17 John Hinde, photographer/circus promoter
  • May 20 Cornelie Coposu, politician
  • May 20 John McIntyre, theologian

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

May 27 Naval commander Karl Donitz (24) weds nurse Ingeborg Weber

Admiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz
Admiral and Navy Commander
Karl Dönitz

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17 Cartoonist Rube Goldberg (33) weds Irma Seeman

Cartoonist Rube Goldberg
Rube Goldberg

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 29 Erwin Rommel marries Lucie "Lu" Mollin

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)
  • Jan 8 Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (b. 1884)
  • Jan 14 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist, dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)
  • Jan 16 Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
  • Feb 6 Anne C A I van Diest, Belgian physician/feminist, dies at 73
  • Feb 6 Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)
  • Feb 12 J W Richard Dedekind, German mathematician, dies
  • Feb 14 Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36
  • Feb 16 Jeltje de Bosch Kemper, Dutch feminist, dies at 79
  • Feb 16 [Gerard] Jan Ligthart, Dutch educator (Ot & Sien), dies at 57
  • Feb 19 Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78
  • Feb 20 Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 71
  • Feb 28 Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
  • Mar 2 Elisabeth OL, [Carmen Sylva], Queen of Romania, dies at 72
  • Mar 4 Franz Marc, German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36
  • Mar 12 M v Ebner-Eschenbach, writer, dies at 39
  • Mar 19 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Mar 20 Ota Benga, Congolese pygmy (b. 1884)
  • Mar 21 Victor de Stuers, Dutch art expert, dies at 72
  • Apr 1 Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Apr 11 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Apr 15 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanist, dies at 75
  • Apr 19 Ephraim Shay, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • Apr 29 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (b. 1850)
  • May 4 Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)
  • May 6 Dirk Bos, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
  • May 11 Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (s-effect), dies
  • May 12 James Connolly, Irish socialist (b. 1868)
  • May 13 Sholem Aleichem, yiddish writer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies
  • May 17 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
  • May 27 Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies
  • May 28 Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer and political activist, dies at 59

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 30 John Singleton Mosby, American Confederate officer, dies at 82

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • May 31 Rear Admiral Sir Horace Lambert Alexander Hood, dies in Battle of Jutland
  • Jun 5 Horatio H Kitchener, British General (Sudan), drowns at 65
  • Jun 6 Yuan Shikai, president of China, dies at 56
  • Jun 7 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • Jun 14 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • Jun 18 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German chief general of staff, dies at 67
  • Jun 18 Max Immelmann, German pilot (WW I), killed
  • Jun 23 Victor Chapman, US legionaire/WW I pilot, killed

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 Thomas Eakins, American artist, dies at 71

Painter Thomas Eakins
Thomas Eakins
  • Jun 28 Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • Jul 4 Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
  • Jul 6 Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840)
  • Jul 11 Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies
  • Jul 12 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52
  • Jul 15 Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), dies of heart failure at 71
  • Jul 16 Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies
  • Jul 18 Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
  • Jul 22 James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
  • Jul 23 William Ramsey, chemist, dies
  • Jul 26 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthrophist, only commissioned woman in US Confederate Army, dies at 82
  • Jul 27 Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
  • Jul 30 Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
  • Aug 3 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, executed by the British at 51
  • Aug 7 Charles E Manning, Australian judge/major, dies in battle at 36
  • Aug 18 Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
  • Aug 28 Francis W Warre-Cornish, Engl vice-provost of Eton (1893-1916), dies
  • Sep 4 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)
  • Sep 14 Josiah Royce, US philosopher (Conception of Immortality), dies
  • Sep 27 Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61
  • Oct 2 Benjamin Kidel, English sociologist (Social Evolution), dies at 58
  • Oct 16 Klaas/old stick Kater, christian worker's union leader, dies at 73
  • Oct 21 Karl von Storgkh, premier Austria, assassinated
  • Oct 28 Cleveland Abbe, American meteorologist (b. 1838)
  • Oct 28 Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)
  • Oct 31 Charles Taze Russell, American founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses (b. 1852)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 12 Percival Lowell, American amateur astronomer, founder of Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona (b. 1855)

Astronomer Percival Lowell
Percival Lowell
  • Nov 14 Henry George, Jr., American politician (b. 1862)
  • Nov 14 Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • Nov 15 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846)
  • Nov 21 Franz Jozef I, King of Austria/Hungary, dies
  • Nov 22 Jack London, American activist and author (Call of the Wild), dies at 40
  • Nov 24 Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
  • Nov 28 Marthinus T Steyn, President of Orange-Free state (1896-1902), dies at 59
  • Dec 1 Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld, French explorer, dies at 58
  • Dec 9 P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economist France), dies at 73
  • Dec 9 Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • Dec 16 Friedrich Ernst Dorn, German physicist who discovered that radon is emitted from radium, dies at 68
  • Dec 25 St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845)
  • Dec 29 Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45