On This Day

1890 in History (Part 2)

Events in History


Birthdays in History


Person of interestDwight D. Eisenhower

Oct 14 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, born in Denison, Texas (d. 1969)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 16 Paul Strand, American photographer (Native Land-1942), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 16 Maria Goretti, Italian saint (d. 1902)

Person of interestMichael Collins

Oct 16 Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader and leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century, born in Clonakilty, Ireland (d. 1922)

Revolutionary, soldier, and politician Michael Collins
Revolutionary, soldier, and politician
Michael Collins
  • Oct 18 [Agathe] Henriette [M de Beaufort], Dutch author (Rembrandt)
  • Oct 21 Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)
  • Oct 24 Main Rousseau Bocher, American uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • Oct 29 Claire Goll, German-French writer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1977)
  • Nov 2 Henry Borginon, Flemish nationalist/senator
  • Nov 2 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), born in Vårdnäs, Linköping (d. 1964)
  • Nov 3 Eustáquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest and missionary in Brazil, born in Aarle-Rixtel, North Brabant, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • Nov 4 Klabund [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia), born in Crossen, Germany (d. 1928)
  • Nov 5 Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter, born in Okrouhlice near Německý Brod, Bohemia (d. 1977)
  • Nov 15 Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)

Person of interestElpidio Quirino

Nov 16 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Nov 16 George Seldes, American investigative journalist, born in Alliance Colony, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • Nov 17 Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
  • Nov 22 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1976)

Person of interestCharles de Gaulle

Nov 22 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), born in Lille, France (d. 1970)

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 23 El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet (Poems from the Trenches) and artist, born in Bristol, England (d. 1918)
  • Nov 30 Oege Bakker, Dutch economist
  • Dec 5 David Bomberg, English painter, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1957)

Person of interestDion Fortune

Dec 6 Dion Fortune, British occultist, born in Llandudno, Wales (d. 1946)

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Dec 6 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (known as the founding father of modern physics research in Japan), born in Satoshō, Okayama (d. 1951)
  • Dec 6 Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer, born in Calw, Germany (d. 1955)

Person of interestMarc Connelly

Dec 13 Marc Connelly, American playwright (One Minute Please), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)

Playwright Marc Connelly
Playwright
Marc Connelly
  • Dec 18 Edwin Howard Armstrong, American radio pioneer inventor (FM), born in NYC, New York (d. 1954)
  • Dec 19 Klaas Painter, vicar/antifascist (Occupies possession) [or 1880]
  • Dec 19 Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)
  • Dec 21 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Mark Tobey, American abstract painter (Broadway Norm), born in Centerville, Wisconsin (d. 1976)
  • Dec 22 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain, born in Droylsden, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • Dec 25 Robert Ripley, collector of odd facts (Believe it or Not), born in Santa Rosa, California (d. 1949)
  • Dec 26 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
  • Dec 30 Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, President of Mexico (d. 1973)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History