1919 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 244

  • Jan 1 Belorussian SSR established

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Jan 1 Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jan 2 Anti-British uprising in Ireland
  • Jan 2 Lithuania gains independence

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Jan 3 Herbert Hoover is placed in charge of war relief in Europe

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jan 3 The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, which was a short-lived agreement for the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, is signed by the King of Iraq and the President of the World Zionist Organization
  • Jan 5 National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers' Party
  • Jan 5 Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
  • Jan 7 The Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union of South Africa is founded, led by Clements Kadalie
  • Jan 7 Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel, but fail to prevent Serbia's annexation of Montenegro
  • Jan 11 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
  • Jan 11 Romania annexes Transylvania
  • Jan 15 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
  • Jan 15 Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres
  • Jan 15 Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • Jan 15 W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 15 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps
  • Jan 16 Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of US states; Nebraska is 36th
  • Jan 18 Bentley Motors Limited is founded
  • Jan 18 The Paris peace conference (aka the Versailles peace conference) opened to draw up the treaties formally ending the Great War (WW1)
  • Jan 19 National elections held in Germany to form a National Constituent Assembly and draft a constitution
  • Jan 21 Irish militant nationalist party Sinn Fein creates its own parliament in Dublin and declares Ireland independent of Great Britain, sparking the Irish War of Independence
  • Jan 25 Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
  • Jan 30 Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army
  • Jan 31 The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland: troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising
  • Feb 2 Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • Feb 3 League of Nations first meeting (Paris)
  • Feb 3 Socialist conference convenes (Berne, Switzerland)
  • Feb 3 The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaims the government after the 1917 revolution
  • Feb 4 City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown
  • Feb 5 NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers
  • Feb 6 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • Feb 6 The first day of the Weimar Republic which, because of its support of the Treaty of Versailles, does not receive proper allegiance from the German nation
  • Feb 11 Friedrich Ebert (SPD) elected president of Germany
  • Feb 14 United Parcel Service forms
  • Feb 14 The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • Feb 15 American Legion organizes in Paris

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Feb 19 Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 20 French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
  • Feb 21 German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
  • Feb 21 Revolutionary strike in Barcelona

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Feb 23 Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Feb 25 League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
  • Feb 25 Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
  • Feb 26 Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
  • Feb 26 Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  • Feb 27 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
  • Feb 27 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
  • Mar 1 The March 1st, or Samil Movement, begins in Korea: it is a demonstration of resistance to Japanese occupation
  • Mar 2 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
  • Mar 3 1st international air mail service from US, Seattle-Victoria, BC
  • Mar 3 Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
  • Mar 11 General strike in Germany crushed
  • Mar 12 Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany)

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Mar 12 George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 15 American Legion forms (Paris)
  • Mar 16 Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg
  • Mar 17 Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hr day & minimum wages
  • Mar 18 Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
  • Mar 23 Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
  • Mar 23 Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

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Mar 23 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which becomes the center of political power in the Soviet Union. It's original members were Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky.

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

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Mar 25 Woodrow Wilson's dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Mar 30 Belgian Army occupies Dusseldorf

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Mar 30 Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 30 Paul Claudel's "Tête d'Or" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 31 Strike against Ruhrgebied government of Scheidemann
  • Apr 3 Austria expels all Habsburgers
  • Apr 5 Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann
  • Apr 5 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
  • Apr 6 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike
  • Apr 7 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks
  • Apr 10 Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
  • Apr 11 The International Labour Organization is founded.
  • Apr 12 British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
  • Apr 13 British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India, killing 350
  • Apr 13 The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • Apr 14 Following Gandhi's nonviolent methods, Muslim and Hindu protest British rule; British troops fire on the crowds, killing 400
  • Apr 19 French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
  • Apr 19 Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
  • Apr 20 Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army
  • Apr 20 King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
  • Apr 28 1st jump with US Army Air Corps (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
  • May 1 Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages
  • May 3 Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
  • May 4 Giants play their 1st legal Sunday home game, 35,000 see Phils win 4-3
  • May 4 Demonstrates organised by students erupt in China, after news from the Paris Peace Conference that the Allies intend to give Shangtung to Japan
  • May 6 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
  • May 7 A draft of the Versailles Treaty is shown to Germans
  • May 8 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
  • May 8 Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day.
  • May 10 Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed
  • May 12 Yanks & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15
  • May 12 The Transvaal British Indian Association calls a mass meeting to organise opposition to the proposed Asiatics (Land and Trading) Amendment Act; in the Act, Transvaal Indians are prohibited from owning shares in limited companies
  • May 14 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta
  • May 17 War Department (UK) orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes.

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May 19 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Black Sea coast, beginning the Turkish War of Independence

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • May 20 Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550

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May 22 A. E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites

Archaeologist and astronomer A. E. Douglass
Archaeologist and astronomer
A. E. Douglass
  • May 26 The Supreme Council of Allies, meeting at Versailles, decides to recognize two White Russian leaders, Admiral Kolchak and General Denikin, and support them against the Bolsheviks

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 224

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Jan 1 J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York

Novelist J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger
  • Jan 4 Al "Jazbo" Collins, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 4 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
  • Jan 5 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • Jan 14 Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 23 Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 Nora Beloff, journalist/author
  • Jan 25 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
  • Jan 27 David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian], (Alvin & Chipmunks), born in Fresno, California
  • Jan 27 H D Halsey, Bishop of Carlisle
  • Jan 29 Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • Jan 30 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • Jan 31 Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
  • Feb 4 Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • Feb 5 Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
  • Feb 6 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • Feb 23 Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • Feb 24 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • Feb 24 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • Feb 25 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • Feb 25 Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
  • Mar 6 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier
  • Mar 7 Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Jakarta)
  • Mar 14 Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
  • Mar 18 Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • Mar 19 Cornelis Berkhouwer, Member of 2nd chamber (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • Mar 21 Geoffrey Pinnington, journalist
  • Mar 23 Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
  • Mar 23 Carl Graffunder, mid-century modernist architect
  • Mar 24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Mar 24 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
  • Mar 24 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005
  • Mar 27 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Mar 30 McGeorge Bundy, national security adviser (JFK), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 1 Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
  • Apr 2 Ian Hunter, impresario
  • Apr 3 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, Born in Cape Town (d. 2011)
  • Apr 5 Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
  • Apr 5 Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), born in Gisbourne (d. 2015)
  • Apr 8 [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
  • Apr 9 John Presper Eckert, co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC)
  • Apr 11 Hugh Carey, (Gov-D-NY)
  • Apr 11 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • Apr 12 Lady Ricketts, CEO (National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux)
  • Apr 12 Maurice Girodias, French publisher
  • Apr 12 Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero
  • Apr 13 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (opppsed prayer in school)
  • Apr 13 Roland Gaucher, French journalist
  • Apr 15 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), born in Conoor near Poona, India (d. 1996)
  • Apr 15 Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
  • Apr 15 Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
  • Apr 16 Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)
  • Apr 16 Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
  • Apr 17 Gilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 20 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
  • Apr 21 Franc [Franklin E] Essed, Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper)
  • Apr 22 Donald Cram, US, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • Apr 23 Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet double-agent
  • Apr 27 Walter Ritchie, sculptor
  • Apr 30 Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer
  • May 1 Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
  • May 3 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (d. 2004)
  • May 5 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)
  • May 6 Frank Ereaut, Balliff of Jersey
  • May 10 Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • May 10 Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
  • May 14 Heloise Bowles, columnist Heloise's mother (Hints from Heloise)
  • May 14 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • May 14 Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • May 14 John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
  • May 16 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), born near Manchester (d. 1997)
  • May 16 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
  • May 17 Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)
  • May 18 Margot Fonteyn, Surrey England, prima ballerina (Giselle)
  • May 19 Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italy, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)
  • May 21 Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)
  • May 21 Mark Wood, bishop (Ludlow)
  • May 22 Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
  • May 23 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary
  • May 24 Sid Couchey, comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • May 26 Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist
  • May 28 Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
  • May 28 John Eldridge, CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
  • May 30 René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
  • Jun 2 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • Jun 5 Richard McClure Scarry, children's author/illustrator
  • Jun 6 Charles Pringle, British air marshal
  • Jun 9 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player
  • Jun 10 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)
  • Jun 15 Van Barfoot, Edinburg, Mississippi, Army colonel and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 16 Lord Aberdare, committee chairman (House of Lords)
  • Jun 17 Kingman Brewster, college president (Yale)
  • Jun 17 Max Dendermonde, [Henk Hazelhoff], Dutch literary
  • Jun 18 Edward Leadbitter, politician
  • Jun 18 Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist
  • Jun 18 Ted Leadbitter, British MP (Lab)
  • Jun 18 Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 21 Gérard Pelletier, French Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)

Weddings in History

  • May 31 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (40) weds his cousin Elsa Lowenthal (43)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28 33rd US president Harry Truman (35) weds Elizabeth Truman (34) in Independence

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 26 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6 "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 14 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60
  • Jan 1 Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (b. 1881)
  • Jan 4 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1843)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (R: 1901-09; Nobel 1906), dies in NY at 60

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jan 6 Max Heindel, Danish astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)
  • Jan 8 Peter Altenberg, writer, dies at 59
  • Jan 15 Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
  • Jan 15 Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered
  • Jan 16 Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
  • Jan 18 John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
  • Jan 21 Gojong of Joseon, Emperor of Korea (b. 1852)
  • Jan 27 Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (b. 1877)
  • Jan 30 Sam Steele, Canadian soldier, dies from influenza at 71
  • Jan 31 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
  • Feb 6 Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
  • Feb 7 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
  • Feb 15 Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • Feb 21 Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
  • Feb 21 Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
  • Feb 21 Kurt Eisner, premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
  • Feb 21 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86
  • Mar 2 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (b. 1812)
  • Mar 10 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • Apr 4 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • Apr 8 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)
  • Apr 10 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • May 2 Gustav Landauer, German socialist, dies
  • May 4 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (b. 1880)
  • May 6 Frank Lyman Baum, author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62

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May 14 Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, dies at 74

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz
  • May 17 Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)
  • May 20 Jacob Verdam, philosopher, dies
  • May 21 Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
  • May 21 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853)
  • May 24 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 25 Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

Cosmetics Mogul Madame C. J. Walker
Cosmetics Mogul
Madame C. J. Walker
  • May 27 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848)
  • May 29 Robert Bacon, American politician (b. 1860)
  • Jun 23 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist, dies
  • Jun 29 José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)

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Jun 30 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • Jul 7 Paul Deusen, German philosopher/CEO (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), dies

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Jul 15 Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Hermann Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Hermann Emil Fischer
  • Jul 26 Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (b. 1836)
  • Aug 9 Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85

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Aug 11 Andrew Carnegie, US steel industrialist/philanthropist, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Aug 18 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (b. 1841)
  • Aug 27 Louis Botha, South African soldier/statesman, dies at 56
  • Aug 30 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies
  • Sep 6 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Leonid N Andrejev, Russ journalist/writer (Seven Hangs), dies at 48
  • Oct 7 Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
  • Oct 8 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • Oct 13 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Oct 14 Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • Oct 22 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Enjoying Life), dies at 30
  • Oct 27 Theodoor H de Meester, premier (1905-08), dies
  • Oct 29 Soen Shaku, Zen abbot of Engakuji monastery in Kamakura, dies at 60
  • Oct 29 A. B. Simpson, Canadian preacher (b. 1843)
  • Nov 7 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • Nov 9 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • Nov 15 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies
  • Nov 15 Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • Nov 18 Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
  • Nov 22 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)
  • Dec 2 Henry Clay Frick, built largest coke & steel operation, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 3 Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Dec 13 Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (b. 1850)
  • Dec 18 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27
  • Dec 27 Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch lib premier (1905-08), dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (b. 1854)