On This Day

1892 in History (Part 2)

Events in History


Birthdays in History

  • Jul 22 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s)/war criminal

Person of interestHaile Selassie

Jul 23 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), born in Ejersa Goro, Ethiopian Empire (d. 1975)

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Jul 24 Alice Ball, African American chemist (developed treatment for leprosy), born in Seattle Washington (d. 1916)
  • Jul 29 Ernst van Raalte, Dutch journalist (Seen, heard... wrote), born in Rotterdam, South Holland (d. 1975)
  • Jul 31 Joseph Charbonneau, French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal (1940-50), born in Lefaivre, Canada (d. 1959)
  • Aug 1 Constant Burniaux, Belgian writer (The Abandoned) and art historian (Temps Inquiets), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • Aug 2 Jack L Warner [Jacob Warner], Canadian-American film executive and president of the Warner Bros. Studios, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 1978)
  • Aug 2 John Kieran, American columnist and author (Natural History of NYC), born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Aug 11 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • Aug 11 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
  • Aug 11 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
  • Aug 15 Louis de Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), born in Dieppe, France (d. 1987)
  • Aug 16 Harold Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valian), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1982)
  • Aug 16 Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (Felix the Cat), born in Union City, New Jersey (d. 1983)
  • Sep 1 Leverett Saltonstall, 55th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • Sep 6 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1965)
  • Sep 10 Arthur Compton, US physicist (1927 Nobel Prize for Physics for Compton Effect), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • Sep 12 Alfred A Knopf, American publisher (1966 Alexander Hamilton Medal), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • Sep 15 Silpa Bhirasri [Corrado Feroci], Italian-Thai sculptor, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1962)
  • Sep 24 Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Québec), born in Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada (d. 1956)
  • Sep 28 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot/air pioneer
  • Oct 4 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian Fascist chancellor killed by Nazis, born in Texingtal, Austria (d. 1934)
  • Oct 4 Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire (d. 1934)
  • Oct 5 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist and director (U.S. National Museum), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1969)
  • Oct 9 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel 1961), born in Dolac, Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 1975)
  • Oct 9 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (The Train of Life), born in Moscow (d. 1941)
  • Oct 10 Earle Dickson, American inventor (Band-Aid), born in Grandview, Tennessee (d. 1961)
  • Oct 14 Sumner Welles, American diplomat (Good neighbor policy), born in New York (d. 1961)
  • Oct 17 Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (d. 1943)
  • Oct 24 Kurt Huber, German philosopher and resistance fighter, born in Chur, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • Oct 27 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), born in Quebrangulo, Brazil (d. 1953)
  • Oct 27 Victor E. van Vriesland, Dutch poet (Mirror of Dutch Poetry), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1974)
  • Oct 28 Eduard Jan Dijksterhuis, Dutch historian of science (biography of Archimedes), born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1965)
  • Oct 28 Ludwig Strauss, German-Israeli writer (Night Watch), born in Aachen, Germany (d. 1953)
  • Oct 31 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, American Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)
  • Nov 5 J. B. S. Haldane, British-Indian geneticist (primordial soup theory), born in Oxford, England (d. 1964)
  • Nov 6 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean), born in Stretford, England (d. 1919)
  • Nov 6 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founder of The New Yorker, born in Aspen, Colorado (d. 1951)
  • Nov 16 Guo Moruo, Chinese scholar and writer, born in Leshan, Sichuan, China (d. 1978)
  • Nov 19 Huw T. Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician, born in Rowen, Wales (d. 1970)
  • Nov 20 James Collip, Canadian biochemist and physiologist (insulin), born in Belleville, Ontario (d. 1965)
  • Nov 23 Erté, French artist (d. 1990)

Person of interestFrancisco Franco

Dec 4 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1975)

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Dec 6 Osbert Sitwell, English poet, writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • Dec 7 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Dec 8 Herbert "Bert" Hinkler, Australian aviator who made first solo flight from England to Australia (1928), born in Bundaberg, Queensland (d. 1933)
  • Dec 12 Herman Potočnik, Slovenian rocket engineer, born in Pula, Austria-Hungary (d. 1929)

Person of interestJ. Paul Getty

Dec 15 J. Paul Getty, American oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1976)

Industrialist J. Paul Getty
Industrialist
J. Paul Getty
  • Dec 16 A "Shon Nene" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady
  • Dec 19 Gerald Nye, American politician and Republican US Senator from North Dakota (1925-1945), born in Hortonville, Wisconsin (d. 1971)
  • Dec 21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet & writer, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • Dec 25 Rebecca West [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London
  • Dec 27 Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History