On This Day

1889 in History (Part 2)

Events in History


Birthdays in History

  • Oct 3 Carl von Ossietzky, German journalist and pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1935), born in Hamburg, German Empire (d. 1938)
  • Oct 5 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (Memorias de Mamá Blanca), born in Paris (d. 1936)
  • Oct 6 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • Oct 8 Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • Oct 10 Han [Henricus Antonius] van Meegeren, Dutch painter and art forger (Vermeer), born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • Oct 14 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, born in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • Oct 18 Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)
  • Oct 27 Enid Bagnold, British novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1981)
  • Nov 1 Philip Noel-Baker, British politician and disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959), born in London (d. 1982)
  • Nov 3 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter and wood carver, born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (d. 1957)
  • Nov 12 DeWitt Wallace, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestJawaharlal Nehru

Nov 14 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1964)

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Nov 16 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • Nov 16 George S. Kaufman, American playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • Nov 18 Maria Realino [Frederikus Janssen], teacher (Botany of Curacao) (d. 1977)

Person of interestEdwin Hubble

Nov 20 Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift), born in Marshfield, Missouri (d. 1953)

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
Edwin Hubble

Person of interestAlexander Patch

Nov 23 Alexander Patch, American WWII general (Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Dragoon), born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona (d. 1945)

US WWII General Alexander Patch
US WWII General
Alexander Patch
  • Nov 24 Cissy van Marxfield [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • Nov 30 Edgar Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932-function of neurons), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1977)
  • Dec 8 Hervey Allen, American writer and poet (Anthony Adverse), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • Dec 11 Paul Kornfeld, Czech playwright, born in Prague (d. 1942)

Person of interestWalter Knott

Dec 11 Walter Knott, American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California and introduced the boysenberry to America, born in San Bernardino, California (d. 1981)

Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm Walter Knott
Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm
Walter Knott
  • Dec 21 Sewall Wright, American geneticist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1988)
  • Dec 22 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, born in Baskinta, Lebanon (d. 1988)
  • Dec 28 Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
  • Dec 30 Georg von der Vring, German painter and writer (Soldier Suhren), born in Brake, Lower Saxony, Germany (d. 1968)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History