On This Day

1886 in History (Part 2)

Events in History


Birthdays in History

  • Oct 7 Johannes B Tielrooy, Dutch literary (Chateaubriand)
  • Oct 16 Armin T Wegner, writer

Person of interestDavid Ben-Gurion

Oct 16 David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 1955-63), born in Płonsk, Poland (d. 1973)

1st Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion
1st Prime Minister of Israel
David Ben-Gurion
  • Oct 22 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • Oct 24 Delmira Agustini, Uruguayan poet (El Libro Blanco), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1914)
  • Oct 26 Mark Aldanov,, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), born in Kiev (d. 1957)
  • Oct 28 Sergo Ordzhonikidze, Georgian Bolshevik and Soviet politician, born in Ghoresha, Kutais Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1937)
  • Oct 30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1935), born in Humansville, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • Nov 1 Hermann Broch, Austrian novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)
  • Nov 2 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician, born in Ramrail, Tipperah, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1971)
  • Nov 9 S. O. Davies, Welsh Labour Party politician and trade union official, born in Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1972)
  • Nov 12 Rad Kortenhorst, Dutch politician (KVP)
  • Nov 12 Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • Nov 15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • Nov 17 Crane Wilbur, American director and writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo), born in Athens, New York (d. 1973)
  • Nov 19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • Nov 20 Karl von Frisch, Austrian ethologist and bee expert (Nobel 1973), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1982)
  • Nov 21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat and author (Good Behaviour), born in Tehran, Persian Empire (d. 1968)
  • Nov 24 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
  • Nov 24 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • Nov 27 Tsugouharu Foujita, Japanese-French painter and printmaker, born in Tokyo (d. 1968)
  • Dec 1 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
  • Dec 1 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • Dec 1 Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • Dec 1 Zhu De, Chinese general and politician (commander-in-chief of Eighth Route Army), born in Yilong Country, Qing Dynasty (d. 1976)
  • Dec 3 Manne Siegbahn, Swedish physicist (Nobel 1924-discoveries and research in the field of X-ray spectroscopy), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1978)
  • Dec 5 Pieter Oud, Dutch politician and Mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), born in Purmerend, Netherlands (d. 1968)

Person of interestJoyce Kilmer

Dec 6 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1918)

Person of interestDiego Rivera

Dec 8 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and husband of Frida Kahlo, born in Guanajuato, México (d. 1957)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

Person of interestClarence Birdseye

Dec 9 Clarence Birdseye, American inventor and founder of the modern frozen food industry (Birdseye), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1956)

  • Dec 13 Lambertus Johannes van Apeldoorn, Dutch lawyer (martial law), born in IJlst, Netherlands (d. 1979)
  • Dec 21 Hermann A. J. Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
  • Dec 23 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History