On This Day

1893 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

  • Dec 11 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
  • Dec 17 Russia ratifies Double Alliance with France
  • Dec 20 1st state anti-lynching statute approved, in Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 24 Henry Ford completes his first useful petrol / gasoline fuelled engine

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Dec 28 French lieutenant Boiteux annexes Tumbuktu
  • Dec 30 Russia signs military accord with France

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 25 Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher, born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • Aug 30 Huey Long, American politician (40th Governor of Louisiana), born in Winnfield, Louisiana (d. 1935)
  • Sep 1 Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese-American painter, etcher and lithographer, born in Okayama, Japan (d. 1953)
  • Sep 4 Henry Schultz, American economist (econometrics), born in Sharkawshchyna, Russian Empire (d. 1938)
  • Sep 6 Claire Chennault, American military leader, born in Commerce, Texas (d. 1958)
  • Sep 7 Leslie Hore-Belisha, British politician (Minister of Transport, 1934-37; War Secretary, 1937–40), born in Hampstead, London (d. 1957)
  • Sep 10 Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian (world's oldest person 2008-9) who lived to be 115, born in Olival, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 2009)
  • Sep 16 Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Sep 17 Abel Herzberg, Russian-Dutch Jewish lawyer and writer (Persecution of Jews), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
  • Sep 18 William March, American writer (Company K), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1954)
  • Sep 20 Hans Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Sep 27 Joannes Cornelissen, Dutch historian (Hooft & Tacitus)
  • Sep 28 Marie V Felix, prince of Luxemburg/Bourbon-Parma
  • Sep 30 Lansdale Ghiselin Sasscer, American politician (REP-Maryland 1939-53), born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (d. 1964)
  • Oct 1 Faith Baldwin, American author (They Who Love), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1978)
  • Oct 1 Ip Man, Chinese martial artist, and a master teacher of Wing Chun, born in Foshan, Guangdong, Qing China (d. 1972)
  • Oct 8 Orovida Camille Pissarro, British painter and etcher, born in Epping, England (d. 1968)
  • Oct 9 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1945)
  • Oct 10 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Oct 12 Velvalee Dickinson, American spy, convicted of espionage against the United States on behalf of Japan during World War II, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1980)
  • Oct 15 Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), born in Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1953)
  • Oct 17 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1970)
  • Oct 18 Roy Del Ruth, DE, director (About Face, Babe Ruth Story, Star Show)
  • Oct 18 Sidney Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1949-57), born in Greendale, New Zealand (d. 1961)
  • Oct 18 Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)
  • Oct 23 Ernest Julius Öpik, Kunda, Estonian Astronomer and Astrophysicist known for his studies of meteors and the structure and evolution of the cosmos
  • Oct 26 Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe), born in Csongrád, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Oct 28 Christopher Kelk Ingold, English chemist (Cahn–Ingold–Prelog priority rules), born in London (d. 1970)
  • Oct 28 Otto Huiswoud, Suriname-born political activist and editor-in-chief (Negro Worker), born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1961)
  • Oct 30 Charles Atlas [Angelo Siciliano], Italian-American bodybuilder, born in Acri, Cosenza, Italy (d. 1972)
  • Oct 30 Jan Romein, Dutch historian (Low Countries at Sea), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1962)
  • Oct 30 Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case) and politician, born in Celle, Lower Saxony, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • Nov 2 Battista Farina, Italian automobile designer and founder of Pininfarina company, born in Cortanze, Italy (d. 1966)
  • Nov 5 Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • Nov 8 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, last absolute king of Siam (1925–35), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 1941)
  • Nov 10 John P. Marquand, American writer (The Late George Apley), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1960)
  • Nov 11 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian essayist, activist and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • Nov 13 Edward A. Doisy Sr, American bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943), born in Hume, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • Nov 14 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)
  • Nov 14 Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)
  • Nov 14 Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
  • Nov 16 Cornelis Jakob van der Klauw, Dutch biologist and zoologist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1972)
  • Nov 22 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin, born in Kabany, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • Nov 22 Harley Earl, American automobile designer (1st head of design at General Motors), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1969)
  • Nov 24 Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
  • Dec 1 Ernst Toller, German playwright, President of Bavarian Soviet Republic (1919), born in Samotschin (d. 1939)
  • Dec 3 Julius Bissier, German painter, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Dec 17 Erwin Piscator, German stage director (Der Stellvertreter)

Person of interestMao Zedong

Dec 26 Mao Zedong, Chinese revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1949-76), born in Shaoshan, Hunan (d. 1976)

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Dec 31 Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist & author (Flemish Resurrection), born in Saint-Gilles, Brussels (d. 1975)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History