1926 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 242

  • Jan 1 Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
  • Jan 3 Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
  • Jan 4 Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
  • Jan 6 Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland

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Jan 8 Abdulaziz Ibn Saud becomes King of Nejd and Hejaz; forerunner of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Jan 20 2nd German government of Luther begins
  • Jan 21 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
  • Jan 22 Belgian chief of staff Gen Maglinse quits
  • Jan 23 Eugene O'Neill's "Great God Brown" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 27 US Senate agrees to join World Court

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Jan 27 Physicist Erwin Schrödinger publishes his theory of wave mechanics and presents what becomes known as the Schrödinger equation in quantum mechanics

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Erwin Schrödinger
  • Feb 1 Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
  • Feb 1 Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
  • Feb 4 Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
  • Feb 8 German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership
  • Feb 9 Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
  • Feb 11 Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to NZ
  • Feb 15 Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St NYC
  • Feb 15 Contract air mail service begins in US
  • Feb 17 Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch, Bingham, Utah; 40 die

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Feb 25 Francisco Franco becomes the youngest general in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Feb 25 Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords
  • Feb 26 Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street
  • Mar 3 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami, Fla)
  • Mar 4 De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
  • Mar 6 China asks for a seat in the Security council
  • Mar 7 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)
  • Mar 9 Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle
  • Mar 10 Run on Belgian banks
  • Mar 11 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
  • Mar 12 Denmark begins unilateral disarmament
  • Mar 12 Pope Pius XI names J E van Roey archbishop of Malines Belgium
  • Mar 14 A train in Costa Rica falls into the Río Virilla, killing 248 and injuring 93.
  • Mar 15 Belgium's "black monday", franc falls

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Mar 16 Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Mar 17 Dutch Calvinists oust Rev J G Geelkerken over Genesis 3
  • Mar 17 Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
  • Mar 24 The Beehive in the Hague opens 1st escalator in Netherlands
  • Mar 26 ACD de Graeff appointed governor general of Dutch East Indies
  • Mar 26 The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
  • Mar 31 German Special Court of Justice for state security disbands
  • Apr 2 Riots between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta
  • Apr 3 2nd flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard
  • Apr 3 Italy establishes corp of force in order to break powerful unions
  • Apr 4 Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president
  • Apr 7 Forest fire burns 900 acres & kills 2 (San Luis Obispo California)

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Apr 7 Mussolini is shot 3 times by Violet Gibson in Rome, only hitting him in the nose

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Apr 11 Flemish Economic Covenant (VEV) forms in Ghent
  • Apr 12 Dutch Catholic Radio Broadcast (KRO) forms
  • Apr 16 Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections "Lolly Willowes" & "Loving Huntsman" by Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Apr 18 Rhein Stadium opens in Dusseldorf Germany
  • Apr 20 1st check sent by radio facsimile transmission across Atlantic
  • Apr 22 Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security
  • Apr 25 Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowns himself Shah Palawi
  • Apr 26 Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty
  • Apr 26 Karachai Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1943)
  • Apr 29 France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I
  • May 1 British coal miners go on strike
  • May 1 Satchel Paige makes pitching debut in Negro Southern League
  • May 2 US military intervenes in Nicaragua
  • May 3 British General Strike: Trade Union Congress calls for a general strike 1 minute to midnight to support striking coal miners
  • May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)
  • May 3 US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933
  • May 5 Sinclair Lewis refuses his Pulitzer Prize for "Arrowsmith"
  • May 8 A Philip Randolph organizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters

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May 9 1st flight over the North Pole claimed by Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd Bennett. Later discovery of Byrd's diary suggests they may have turned back 150 miles short of the pole due to an oil leak.

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • May 11 Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic Ocean
  • May 12 Airship Norge is 1st vessel to fly over North Pole
  • May 12 General Józef Piłsudski returns to power in Poland after coup d'état against the Witos regime
  • May 12 Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole
  • May 12 Hans Luther resigns for 2nd time as German Chancellor after no-confidence vote against his minority government
  • May 12 British General Strike ends after 9 days, coal mine workers stay on strike

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May 17 Chiang Kai-shek is made supreme warlord in Canton

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • May 17 Wilhelm Marx succeeds Hans Luther as Chancellor of Germany
  • May 18 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later & said she had been kidnapped
  • May 19 French air force bombs Damascus Syria
  • May 20 Belgian government of Jaspar takes power
  • May 20 Congress passes Air Commerce Act, licensing of pilots & planes
  • May 20 Railway Labor Act became law in USA
  • May 22 Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
  • May 22 Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
  • May 23 Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard
  • May 23 Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate

Sports record brokenWorld Record

May 24 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000 m (8:25.4)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • May 25 Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
  • May 26 Lebanon adopts constitution
  • May 28 Military coup by Gen Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal
  • May 28 US Customs Court created by congress
  • May 31 Portuguese president Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
  • May 31 Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia
  • Jun 1 Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
  • Jun 5 Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3
  • Jun 6 Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms
  • Jun 7 Swedish government of Ekman forms
  • Jun 12 Brazil leaves League of Nations
  • Jun 15 7th French government of Briand falls
  • Jun 18 Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover
  • Jun 19 DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry
  • Jun 20 Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University
  • Jun 23 8th government of Briand van France forms

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 300

  • Jan 5 Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • Jan 5 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
  • Jan 6 Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
  • Jan 9 Jean-Pierre Côté, Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
  • Jan 10 Musallam Bseiso, Palestinian journalist, thinker, and politician
  • Jan 11 Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 13 Carolyn Heilbrun, [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)
  • Jan 13 Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)
  • Jan 13 Michael Bond, British writer
  • Jan 14 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/Soth African activist
  • Jan 14 Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali writer and activist, born in Dhaka, British India (d. 2016)
  • Jan 15 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)
  • Jan 16 John "Jack" Layden, local politician
  • Jan 17 Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)
  • Jan 17 Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • Jan 19 Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • Jan 20 Robert L Van Citters, cardiology/advisory panelist/UW dean
  • Jan 20 Jamiluddin Aali, Pakistani poet, essayist and columnist
  • Jan 20 Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer
  • Jan 22 Tom Blackburn, writer
  • Jan 26 Charles Tidbury, former chairman (Whitbread & Company)
  • Jan 26 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator
  • Jan 26 Farman Fatehpuri, Pakistani scholar
  • Jan 27 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)
  • Jan 29 Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
  • Jan 31 Prunella Briance, founder (National Childbirth Trust)
  • Feb 1 Douglas Johnson, historian
  • Feb 1 Peter Crill, Bailiff of Jersey
  • Feb 2 Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • Feb 2 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
  • Feb 3 Glen Tetley, US choreographer
  • Feb 3 Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats (SPD)
  • Feb 3 J Roy Rowland, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • Feb 4 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
  • Feb 5 Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, publisher (NY Times), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 6 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • Feb 7 Konstantin Petrovich Feokistov, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod I)
  • Feb 8 Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • Feb 9 Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland
  • Feb 11 Paul Bocuse, France, great chef (Legion of Honor)
  • Feb 12 Paul Hamlyn, English publisher/multi-millionaire (Octopus)
  • Feb 12 Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
  • Feb 14 John Clark, CEO (Plessey Company)
  • Feb 16 John Schlesinger, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling), born in London, England
  • Feb 16 Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
  • Feb 20 Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
  • Feb 20 Kenneth H Olsen, US, engineer/founder (Digital Equipment Corp)
  • Feb 20 Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 21 Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
  • Feb 24 Reginald Freeson, British MP
  • Feb 25 Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
  • Feb 26 Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
  • Feb 27 Peter Emery, British MP
  • Feb 27 David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2013)
  • Feb 28 Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author (My Life)
  • Mar 2 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • Mar 3 James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
  • Mar 3 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)

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Mar 4 Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • Mar 4 James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)

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Mar 6 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • Mar 6 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), born in Suwalki (d. 2016)
  • Mar 6 Elwood H [Bud] Hillis, (Rep-R-IN, 1971- )
  • Mar 9 Gerrit A Kooy, Dutch sociologist (Apartheid & work in South Africa)
  • Mar 11 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
  • Mar 11 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
  • Mar 11 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
  • Mar 12 David Oliver Williams, trade unionist (COHSE)
  • Mar 12 George R Ariyoshi, (Gov-D-Hawaii)
  • Mar 12 John C[lellon] Holmes, US writer (Horn)
  • Mar 12 Ronald Alley, art gallery manager (Tate Gallery)
  • Mar 13 Frederick Hemming McClintock, criminologist
  • Mar 13 RaulAlfonsín, Argentine pres (1983-89) (or 3/12/1927)
  • Mar 15 Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Mar 16 Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • Mar 17 Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)
  • Mar 22 Julius Marmur, biochemist/geneticist
  • Mar 22 Lawrence Jackson, Provost Emeritus (Blackburn)
  • Mar 24 Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), born in Sangiano (d. 2016)
  • Mar 25 Hans Rausing, Swedish/British industrial/billionaire (Tetra Pak)
  • Mar 27 Louis Blom-Cooper QC/press arbiter
  • Mar 28 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba
  • Mar 30 Lord Rayner [Derek Rayner], Norwich, Norfolk, English businessman and chief executive (Marks & Spencer)
  • Mar 31 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)

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Apr 1 Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Apr 2 Michael Rizzello, sculpter/coin designer
  • Apr 3 Virgil Grissom, Mitchell Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (Merc 4, Gemini 3)
  • Apr 5 Milton O Thompson, astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15)
  • Apr 6 Ian Paisley, North Ireland, clergyman/MP
  • Apr 6 Gil Kane, Latvian-born cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • Apr 7 Johannes Rood, Dutch immunologist (Eurotransplant)
  • Apr 8 Henry N. Cobb, American architect
  • Apr 8 Jürgen Moltmann, German theologian
  • Apr 9 Graham Hills, principal (Strathclyde University, England)
  • Apr 9 Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)

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Apr 9 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Apr 9 Lord Fitt, MP (Belfast Ireland)
  • Apr 9 Michael Ogden, British barrister (Ogden Tables), born in London (d. 2003)
  • Apr 10 Johnnie Tillmon, civil rights activist (National Welfare Rights Association)

Weddings in History

  • Jan 17 George Burns marries Gracie Allen

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Cuban president Fulgencio Batista (25) weds Elisa Godínez y Gómez (25)

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 26 Poet Arna Bontemps (24) weds fellow Seventh-Day Adventist Alberta Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Outlaw Bonnie Parker (15) weds Roy Thornton

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (29) weds physicist Frédéric Joliot (26) in Paris, France

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Irene Joliot-Curie

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 18 Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh (36) weds midwife Zeng Xueming (21) in Guangzhou

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 19 Pathologist Howard Florey (28) weds Ethel Reed at Holy Trinity Church in Paddington, New South Wales

Pathologist and Nobel Laureate Howard Florey
Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Howard Florey
  • Nov 10 Belgium crown prince Leopold weds princess Astrid Bernadotte of Sweden

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 5 Gangster Carlo Gambino (24) weds his first cousin Catherine Castellano

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino

Deaths in History

  • Jan 12 Sir Austin Chapman, Australian politician (b. 1864)

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Jan 21 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jan 23 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74
  • Jan 26 John Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University
  • Feb 2 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (b. 1848)
  • Feb 21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • Feb 26 Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
  • Mar 1 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • Mar 5 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • Mar 16 Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog
  • Mar 26 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
  • Apr 6 Giovanni Amendola, antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43

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Apr 11 Luther Burbank, American botanist (b. 1849)

Horticulturist Luther Burbank
Luther Burbank
  • Apr 19 Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Pennell, artist/author, dies
  • Apr 25 Ellen K S Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
  • Apr 28 Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer (b. 1857)
  • May 1 Nicolaus Adriani, translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60
  • May 3 Napoleon V Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
  • May 9 Joseph Mallaby Dent, publisher, dies
  • May 13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (b. 1857)
  • May 15 Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22), dies
  • May 16 Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies
  • May 21 Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
  • May 25 Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
  • May 26 S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
  • May 27 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
  • May 30 Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)
  • Jun 4 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies
  • Jun 10 Antonio Gaudi y Cornet, Spanish architect, dies
  • Jun 14 Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist artist (b. 1844)
  • Jun 23 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Jun 25 Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
  • Jun 26 Christina Goedvolk, wife of Henry Jut, dies
  • Jul 2 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), dies
  • Jul 4 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (b. 1901)

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Jul 11 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • Jul 20 Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB), dies at 48
  • Aug 1 Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies
  • Aug 14 John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
  • Aug 22 Charles William Eliot, American University president (Harvard, 1869-1909), dies at 92

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Aug 23 Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • Sep 5 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • Sep 14 Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74
  • Sep 16 Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
  • Sep 17 August Sauer, Austria literature historian, dies at 70
  • Sep 21 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
  • Sep 25 Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
  • Oct 6 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • Oct 7 Emil Kraepelin, German psychologist (b. 1856)
  • Oct 13 Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • Oct 20 Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (b. 1855)
  • Oct 22 Jules Van de Hill, Belgian lawyer/politician, dies

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Oct 31 Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini

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Nov 3 Annie Oakley, US sharp shooting star, dies at 66

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Nov 17 Carl Ethan Akeley, American Naturalist(developed taxidermic process for museums), dies at 62)
  • Nov 26 John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies
  • Dec 4 Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian-born painter (b. 1861)

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Dec 5 Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Dec 6 Claude [Oscar] Monet, French painter (impressionist), dies at 86
  • Dec 8 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies
  • Dec 10 Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)
  • Dec 12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • Dec 14 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64
  • Dec 25 Yoshihito, 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), dies at 47