United States of America in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 1,625

  • 1898-07-04 US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish–American War)
  • 1898-08-12 Peace protocol ends Spanish–American War, signed
  • 1898-09-15 National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY
  • 1898-10-18 American flag raised in Puerto Rico
  • 1898-12-10 Treaty of Paris which ended the Spanish–American War is signed by US President McKinley; US acquires Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam
  • 1899-01-28 American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress
  • 1899-02-04 The Philippine–American War begins with fighting between American and Philippine revolutionary forces
  • 1899-02-06 Spanish–American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate
  • 1899-06-02 Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings
  • 1899-10-20 American yacht Columbia beats the Shamrock challenge from Royal Ulster Yacht Club in 11th America's Cup
  • 1899-12-02 Philippine–American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.
  • 1900-01-16 The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands
  • 1900-01-27 Social Democrat Party of America (Debs' party) holds 1st convention
  • 1900-01-29 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
  • 1900-02-05 The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
  • 1900-03-05 American Hall of Fame founded
  • 1900-04-17 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession
  • 1900-08-04 An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion
  • 1900-09-13 Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine–American War
  • 1900-09-17 Philippine–American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.
  • 1900-11-05 Under US military control since the end of the Spanish–American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention
  • 1900-11-13 Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League
  • 1900-12-23 As American forces defeat Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federal Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty
  • 1901-03-02 United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops
  • 1901-04-24 First game in baseball's American League: Chicago White Stockings win against the Cleveland Blues 8-2, other games rained out
  • 1901-04-25 Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run
  • 1901-04-26 Jimmy Collins, having left the Boston Beaneaters (NL), captains and manages his first game for the Boston Americans (loses 10-6 at Baltimore Orioles)
  • 1901-05-01 Chicago White Sox outfielder Herm McFarland hits first grand slam in American League history in 19-9 win at home against Detroit; Tigers commit 12 errors

Historic Event

1901-05-01 Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo, New York (runs till 2 November)

  • 1901-05-30 Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated

Historic Event

1901-09-06 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

  • 1901-10-04 Charlie Barr skippered Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (UK), 3-0 on New York City Harbour in 11th America's Cup yachting challenge series
  • 1902-03-04 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago

Film & TV History

1902-03-10 A United States court of appeals rules that Thomas Edison did not invent the movie camera

  • 1902-04-02 "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California
  • 1902-05-20 United States withdraws its troops from Cuba as the first Cuban president, Tomas Estrada Palma takes power

Murder of Interest

1902-10-10 American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

  • 1902-10-21 In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
  • 1902-11-30 American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang Kid Curry Logan sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor
  • 1903-01-09 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
  • 1903-01-18 The first transatlantic radio transmission to originate in the United States is sent by a transmitter in Massachusetts
  • 1903-02-15 1st Teddy Bear introduced in America, made by Morris & Rose Michtom
  • 1903-03-26 American Hotel opens in Amsterdam
  • 1903-04-22 American Power Boat Association forms
  • 1903-07-26 Horatio Nelson Jackson, Sewall K. Crocker, and a bulldog named Bud complete 1st automobile trip across the United States; San Francisco to New York in a 2-cylinder Winton (63 days, 12 hours, and 30 minutes)
  • 1903-08-17 Joe Pulitzer donates $1 million to Columbia University & begins the Pulitzer Prizes in America
  • 1903-09-03 American yacht Reliance (largest gaff-rigged cutter ever built) defends America's Cup for the NYYC beating UK challenger Shamrock III off the New Jersey shore for a 3-0 series win
  • 1903-09-07 Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY
  • 1903-12-30 American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans
  • 1903-12-30 Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history
  • 1904-01-04 In 'Gonzales v Williams', the US Supreme Court rules that Puerto Ricans are not aliens and may not be refused admission into continental United States; not until 1917 will citizenship rights be granted
  • 1904-02-05 American occupation of Cuba ends
  • 1904-02-23 United States acquires control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million
  • 1904-03-14 In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the US Supreme Court finds the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; first case in T. Roosevelt's 'trust-busting' campaign
  • 1904-04-23 American Academy of Arts & Letters forms
  • 1904-05-04 Construction begins by the United States on the Panama Canal
  • 1904-05-06 American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting
  • 1904-05-18 In Morocco, a brigand, Raizuli, kidnaps Ion H. Perdicaris, an American citizen
  • 1904-09-29 1st monument honoring Spanish–American War erected, in Monroeville, Ohio

Historic Event

1904-10-17 Bank of Italy (Bank of America), founded by Amadeo Giannini, opens its doors in San Francisco

  • 1904-10-19 Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through superintendence of American C.A. O'Reilley

Election of Interest

1904-11-08 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)

  • 1905-01-02 American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms
  • 1905-03-25 Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South

First Ad for a Radio Set

1905-11-25 Telimco makes the 1st ever advertisement for a radio set, by advertising a $8.50 set in the "Scientific American" which claimed to receive signals for up to one mile

  • 1906-03-06 Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 1906-05-19 Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes
  • 1906-05-26 Archaeological Institute of America forms
  • 1906-07-11 The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's "An American Tragedy"
  • 1906-12-09 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo
  • 1906-12-10 US President Theodore Roosevelt is the 1st American awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1906-12-27 1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, Rhode Island

Historic Event

1907-01-29 Republican Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes the 1st Native American US Senator

  • 1907-11-13 The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington, D.C. to promote unification
  • 1907-11-16 Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state

Music Concert

1907-11-25 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" has its first American performance in New York

  • 1908-01-15 Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the first for African-American women, established by Ethel Hedgeman and 15 other students at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • 1908-02-18 The American ambassador to Japan is given a note by the Japanese in which they agree to restrict Japanese emigration to the US; this becomes known as the 'Gentlemen's Agreement'
  • 1908-03-23 American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in hospital two days later
  • 1908-06-23 The USA suspends diplomatic relationships with Venezuela after the refusal of Cipriano Castro's government to compensate Americans for injuries suffered in the uprising of 1899
  • 1908-07-26 United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation)

Great White Fleet

1908-08-20 America's Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to be greeted with a tremendous welcome; 221 American sailors desert to remain in Australia

  • 1908-10-14 Upset over seating arrangements at the Baseball World Series, sports reporters form a professional group that will become Baseball Writers Association of America
  • 1908-11-22 1st US-Japanese baseball game Reach All-Americans defeat Waseda U, 5-0

Historic Event

1909-04-06 North Pole reached by American explorers Robert Peary & Matthew Henson

  • 1909-04-09 The US Congress pass the Payne-Aldrich bill, raising certain tariffs on goods entering the United States
  • 1909-08-11 SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC
  • 1910-02-08 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce
  • 1910-04-14 Pan American Union forms
  • 1910-09-12 United States' 1st known female cop appointed, Alice Stebbins Wells by LAPD
  • 1911-04-27 Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the United States Senate
  • 1911-05-11 The United States becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty
  • 1911-05-12 American economic expert W. Morgan Schuster arrives by invitation to assume almost dictatorial power over Persia's finances; a move resented by Russia

Historic Discovery

1911-07-24 American explorer Hiram Bingham discovers Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas

  • 1911-08-08 Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law would come into effect in 1913.
  • 1911-08-08 The millionth patent is filed in the United States Patent Office by Francis Holton for a tubeless vehicle tire.
  • 1911-08-14 United States Senate leaders begin to rotate the office of President pro tempore (for the time being) of the Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
  • 1911-08-29 Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1911-11-18 Ludwig Thuille's opera "Lobetanz" first American performance

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 9,751

  • 1855-12-05 Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist and ornithologist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1942)
  • 1856-03-09 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915)

1856-03-20 American mechanical engineer and the father of scientific management, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper (1856-1940)

1856-03-21 American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877, born in Thomasville, Georgia

Booker T. WashingtonBooker T. Washington (1856-1915)

1856-04-05 American education pioneer and 1st African American on a US stamp, born in Hale's Ford, Virginia

  • 1856-05-13 Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (George Dixon, Barbados Joe Walcott, George Gardner, Tom Sharkey), born in Boston, Massachsetts (d. 1938)

Nikola TeslaNikola Tesla (1856-1943)

1856-07-10 Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor who developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil, born in Smiljan, Austrian Empire (now Croatia)

Edward L. DohenyEdward L. Doheny (1856-1935)

1856-08-10 American oil tycoon who drilled the 1st successful oil well in Los Angeles and set off the California oil boom, born in Fond du lac, Wisconsin

  • 1856-08-12 "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)

Louis SullivanLouis Sullivan (1856-1924)

1856-09-03 American architect (father of skyscrapers), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1857-01-09 Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)
  • 1857-01-14 Alice Pike Barney, American painter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1931)
  • 1857-02-17 Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor and publisher
  • 1857-03-23 Fannie Farmer, American culinary pioneer who revolutionised modern cooking through the introduction of precise measurements (Boston Cooking-School Cook Book), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1915)
  • 1857-05-07 William A. MacCorkle, American politician, 90th Governor of West Virginia, born in Lexington, Virginia (d. 1930)
  • 1857-05-19 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1857-07-25 Frank Sprague, American inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina, born in Milford, Connecticut (d. 1934)
  • 1857-07-28 Ballington Booth, British-born American officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America, born in Brighouse, England (d. 1940)
  • 1857-09-06 Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1933)
  • 1857-09-08 Ida Henrietta Hyde, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode and the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1945)

Milton S. HersheyMilton S. Hershey (1857-1945)

1857-09-13 American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, born in Derry Township, Pennsylvania

  • 1858-01-11 Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)
  • 1858-04-03 Matthew Ricketts, 1st African American man elected to Nebraska State Legislature, born in Henry County, Kentucky (d. 1917)
  • 1858-06-20 Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (The Conjure Woman), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1932)
  • 1858-07-13 Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)
  • 1859-01-09 Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters), born in Ripon, Wisconsin (d. 1947)

Thomas J. WalshThomas J. Walsh (1859-1933)

1859-06-12 United States Senator (Montana), born in Two Rivers, Wisconsin

  • 1859-07-30 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1951)
  • 1859-08-12 Katharine Lee Bates, American author (America the Beautiful), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts (d. 1929)
  • 1859-09-18 Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher and politician, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1859-11-24 Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
  • 1860-01-08 Nancy Jones, US African American missionary in Africa
  • 1860-02-14 Waldemar Lindgren, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification), born in Vassmolösa, Kalmar, Sweden (d. 1939)
  • 1860-03-02 Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)

William Jennings BryanWilliam Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

1860-03-19 American orator and statesman known as "The Great Commoner", born in Salem, Illinois

  • 1860-03-27 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 1924)
  • 1860-04-07 Will Keith "W.K." Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (Kellogg's cereal brand), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1951)
  • 1860-04-22 Ada Rehan, Irish-American stage actress and comedian (Daly's Fifth Avenue Theatre), born in County Limerick, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1860-05-25 James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist, born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 1944)
  • 1860-07-03 Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
  • 1860-07-05 Robert Bacon, American politician (39th United States Secretary of State), born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts (d. 1919)

Lizzie BordenLizzie Borden (1860-1927)

1860-07-19 American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts

  • 1860-07-31 Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1940)
  • 1860-08-25 Henrietta Vinton Davis, African-American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator and public speaker, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1941)
  • 1860-09-14 Hamlin Garland, American writer (Middle Border), born in West Salem, Wisconsin (d. 1940)

Juliette Gordon LowJuliette Gordon Low (1860-1927)

1860-10-31 American activist and founder of the Girl Scouts of America, born in Savannah, Georgia

  • 1860-11-01 Boies Penrose, American politician (U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1897-1921)), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1921)

Tom HornTom Horn (1860-1903)

1860-11-21 American gunfighter and outlaw, born in Scotland County, Missouri

  • 1860-12-22 Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator, born in Fort Jackson, New York (d. 1927)
  • 1860-12-31 Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist, born in Pennsylvania, United States (d. 1937)
  • 1861-01-12 James Mark Baldwin, American philosopher & psychologist, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1934)
  • 1861-05-03 Emmett Dalton, American outlaw of the Old West (The Dalton Gang), born in Belton, Missouri (d. 1937)

H. H. HolmesH. H. Holmes (1861-1896)

1861-05-16 American serial killer associated with 27 deaths, born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire

  • 1861-09-30 William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1932)
  • 1861-10-04 Frederic Remington, American artist and sculptor of American West, born in Canton, New York (d. 1909)
  • 1861-11-07 Jeff Milton, American lawman, born in Marianna, Florida (d. 1947)
  • 1862-03-23 Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d. 1950)
  • 1862-06-10 Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress and writer (Rocky Mountain Mystery, The Heart of Maryland), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1937)
  • 1862-07-14 Florence Bascom, American geologist and 1st woman hired by the US Geological Survey, born in Williamstown, Massachusetts (d. 1945)
  • 1862-08-26 Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)

O. HenryO. Henry (1862-1910)

1862-09-11 American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), born in Greensboro, North Carolina

  • 1862-10-04 Edward Stratemeyer, American author (The Rover Boys), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1930)
  • 1862-11-19 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (revivals and sermons reflected the emotional upheavals caused by transition from rural to industrial society in the United States), born in Story County, Iowa (d. 1935)
  • 1863-03-04 John Henry Wigmore, American jurist and expert in the law of evidence (d. 1943)
  • 1863-03-21 George Owen Squier, American inventor and Major General in U.S. Signal Corp (d. 1934)
  • 1863-03-25 Simon Flexner, American pathologist (d. 1946)

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst (1863-1951)

1863-04-29 American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California

  • 1863-05-24 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 1938)

Henry FordHenry Ford (1863-1947)

1863-07-30 American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), born in Dearborn Township, Michigan

  • 1863-08-14 Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
  • 1863-08-17 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and naturalist (d. 1924)
  • 1863-09-21 John Bunny, American film comedian, born in NYC, New York (d. 1915)
  • 1863-10-08 Edythe Chapman, American actress (Beyond the Rocks), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1863-10-10 Helen Dunbar, American actress (Fine Manners, Beyond the Rocks), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1863-12-02 Charles Ringling, American circus owner (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus), born in McGregor, Iowa (d. 1926)
  • 1863-12-06 Charles Martin Hall, American chemist and investor, born in Thompson, Ohio (d. 1914)

Alfred StieglitzAlfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)

1864-01-01 American photographer and art dealer (Camera Work), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Ban JohnsonBan Johnson (1864-1931)

1864-01-06 American Baseball HOF executive (founder, President American League), born in Norwalk, Connecticut

  • 1864-03-19 Charles Marion Russell, American artist (d. 1926)
  • 1864-04-18 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)
  • 1864-06-13 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator (first President of Western Michigan University), born in Arcade, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1864-07-13 John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman and soldier (richest passenger aboard the Titanic), born in Rhinebeck, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1864-10-10 T. Frank Appleby, American Republican Party politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey (d. 1924)
  • 1864-10-20 James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico, born in Franklin County, Missouri (d. 1951)
  • 1864-10-25 John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (Co-Founder of Dodge Brothers Company), born in Niles, Michigan (d. 1920)
  • 1864-11-11 George Washington Crile, American surgeon (conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock), born in Chili, Ohio (d. 1943)
  • 1864-11-23 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (Packard Motor Car Co.), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1936)
  • 1864-11-28 Lindley M. Garrison, American lawyer and 46th U.S. Secretary of War (1913-16), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1932)
  • 1864-12-06 William S. Hart, American silent film actor (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1864-12-12 Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist, born in Saint Louis, Missouri (d. 1937)
  • 1864-12-25 Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach and administrator (first coach US men's national team), born in NYC, NY (d. 1951)
  • 1865-03-19 William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist, myrmecologist, pioneer in ethology (d. 1937)
  • 1865-04-28 Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist, born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 1940)

Clyde FitchClyde Fitch (1865-1909)

1865-05-02 American playwright (Nathan Hale, The Girl with the Green Eyes), born in Elmira, New York [1]

Nellie BlyNellie Bly (1865-1922)

1865-05-05 American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), born in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania

  • 1865-05-26 Robert W. Chambers, American artist and fiction writer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1933)
  • 1865-08-27 James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist and anthropologist, born in Rockford, Illinois (d. 1935)
  • 1865-10-17 James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)
  • 1865-10-18 Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (d. 1946)
  • 1865-10-23 Neltje Blanchan, American nature writer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1918)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 4,915

  • 1918-10-22 Myrtle Gonzalez, American silent film actress regarded as Hollywood's first Latin and Hispanic movie star actress (Missy, The Chalice of Courage, Her Great Part), dies from influenza and heart ailment at 27
  • 1919-02-07 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient who survived 31 days at sea in a small boat to seek help for the shipwrecked USS Saginaw, dies at 77
  • 1919-02-21 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86
  • 1919-03-10 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • 1919-05-29 Robert Bacon, American politician (39th United States Secretary of State), dies at 58
  • 1920-01-14 John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (Co-Founder of Dodge Brothers Company), dies at 55
  • 1920-03-26 William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
  • 1920-04-29 William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
  • 1920-05-16 Levi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrision (b. 1824)
  • 1920-07-02 William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer, dies at 74
  • 1920-08-02 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (The Great Air Robbery), dies at 28
  • 1920-11-25 Gaston Chevrolet, French auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1920), dies in a racing accident at 28
  • 1920-12-10 Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturing pioneer (co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company), dies at 52
  • 1921-01-22 Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
  • 1921-03-02 Champ Clark, American politician (b. 1850)
  • 1922-03-04 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, dies at 46
  • 1922-07-13 Martin Dies, American politician (b. 1870)
  • 1922-07-22 John Motley Morehead III, American chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67
  • 1923-01-02 Sam Carter, African American resident of Rosewood Florida, lynched in the Rosewood Massacre
  • 1923-02-15 Josephine Beall Bruce, African-American activist (NACW), dies at 69

Henry BaconHenry Bacon (1866-1924)

1924-02-17 American architect (Lincoln Memorial), dies at 57

  • 1924-04-24 G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844)
  • 1924-07-23 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, dies at 64
  • 1924-10-29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"; "Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74
  • 1924-11-04 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  • 1924-11-09 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • 1924-11-19 Thomas Ince, American film director (b. 1882)
  • 1924-11-21 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • 1924-12-06 Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)

Samuel GompersSamuel Gompers (1850-1924)

1924-12-13 American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74

  • 1925-03-10 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth), dies at 56
  • 1925-03-13 Lucille Ricksen [Ingeborg Ericksen], American silent-film actress, dies of tuberculosis 14
  • 1925-06-16 Emmett Hardy, American jazz cornetist, dies of tuberculosis at 22
  • 1925-07-07 Clarence Hudson White, American photographer, dies at 54

William Jennings BryanWilliam Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

1925-07-26 American orator and statesman known as "The Great Commoner", dies at 65

  • 1925-08-05 Jennie Lee, American actress (The Birth of a Nation), dies at 76
  • 1925-09-07 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • 1925-12-06 Dat So la Lee "Dabuda" or Louise Keyser, Native American (Washoe) basket weaver dies aged about 96
  • 1926-01-30 Barbara La Marr [Reatha Watson], American vaudeville and silent film actress (The White Moth), and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary tuberculosis and nephritis at 29
  • 1926-04-09 Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer famous for his tapered head, dies at about 83

Luther BurbankLuther Burbank (1849-1926)

1926-04-11 American horticulturist who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants, dies of gastrointestinal complications at 77

  • 1926-06-14 Mary Cassatt, American impressionist painter (Woman Bathing), dies at 82
  • 1926-08-14 John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
  • 1926-08-22 Charles William Eliot, American academic (President of Harvard University, 1869-1909), dies at 92
  • 1926-10-20 Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate, dies at 70
  • 1926-11-17 Carl Akeley, American taxidermist and naturalist who developed the animal mount process and other techniques for museums, dies at 62

Juliette Gordon LowJuliette Gordon Low (1860-1927)

1927-01-17 American activist and founder of the Girl Scouts of America, dies of breast cancer at 66

  • 1927-03-04 Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
  • 1927-05-18 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (Bath School disaster), commits suicide at 55 after killing his wife and blowing up a school
  • 1927-05-25 Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)

Lizzie BordenLizzie Borden (1860-1927)

1927-06-01 American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), dies of pneumonia at 66

Victoria WoodhullVictoria Woodhull (1838-1927)

1927-06-09 American civil rights activist (1872 presidential candidate, woman's suffrage movement), dies at 88

  • 1927-07-09 John Drew Jr., American Shakespearean actor (The Big Bonanza), dies at 73
  • 1927-09-12 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, dies at 80

Isadora DuncanIsadora Duncan (1877-1927)

1927-09-14 American free form/interpretative dancer, dies at 50 due to her scarf becoming entangled in her car's wheel

  • 1928-02-16 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), dies at 71
  • 1928-03-07 Robert Abbe, American surgeon and radiologist, dies at 76
  • 1928-06-22 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
  • 1928-08-10 Rex Cherryman, American actor (Camille, The Sunshine Trail, In for Thirty Days), dies from septic poisoning at 31
  • 1928-09-29 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies in a car accident at 29
  • 1928-11-15 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American Geologist and educator, dies at 85
  • 1928-12-16 Elinor Wylie, American poet and writer (b. 1885)
  • 1929-02-14 Tom Burke, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m, 400m 1896), dies at 53
  • 1929-03-01 Royal H. Weller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 47
  • 1929-03-05 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American automobile pioneer (Buick Motor Company), dies at 74
  • 1929-03-12 Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • 1929-03-26 Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • 1929-06-09 Lewis Bennison, American actor (The Road Called Straight), commits suicide at 44
  • 1929-07-01 Henry Johnson, American soldier of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), 1st US WWI soldier to receive the Croix de guerre after fighting a German raid in hand-to-hand combat to rescue a fellow soldier (posthumous Medal of Honour, 2015), dies of myocarditis at 36
  • 1929-08-02 Mae Costello [Altschuk], American actress (The Joys of a Jealous Wife), dies of heart disease at 47
  • 1929-08-03 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899), dies at 72

Elijah McCoyElijah McCoy (1844-1929)

1929-10-10 Canadian-American inventor (57 patents), dies at 86

  • 1929-12-12 Charles Goodnight, American cattle baron (b. 1836)
  • 1930-03-08 Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)
  • 1930-08-26 Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The Phantom of the Opera), dies after long illness at 47
  • 1930-09-05 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • 1930-09-15 Milton Sills, American actor (The Sea Hawk), dies from a heart attack at 48
  • 1930-10-26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman and thoroughbred horse breeder, dies at 58
  • 1930-11-02 Oliver Perry Hay, American paleontologist, dies at 84
  • 1931-01-11 James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)
  • 1931-01-22 Alma Rubens, American actress (Humoresque), dies of Lobar pneumonia and bronchitis at 33
  • 1931-05-14 David Belasco, American theatrical producer (b. 1853)
  • 1931-07-02 Stephen Babcock, American agricultural chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying), dies at 87

Daniel WilliamsDaniel Williams (1858-1931)

1931-08-04 American heart surgeon who performed the 1st open heart Immunologist, dies at 73

  • 1931-08-19 Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever), dies at 63
  • 1931-08-27 Francis Marion Smith, American borax magnate (b. 1846)
  • 1931-09-11 Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure, murdered at 63
  • 1931-12-05 Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879)
  • 1931-12-23 Wilson Bentley, American scientist (b. 1865)
  • 1932-03-01 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist, killed in a car accident at 25
  • 1932-04-27 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), commits suicide at 32 by jumping overboard into the Gulf of Mexico
  • 1932-06-22 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (b. 1892)
  • 1932-07-07 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, dies at 87

King C. GilletteKing C. Gillette (1855-1932)

1932-07-09 American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, dies at 77

  • 1932-11-22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1932-11-27 Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), dies at 36
  • 1933-01-17 Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
  • 1933-01-26 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • 1933-01-29 Sara Teasdale, American lyric poet, commits suicide at 48