On This Day

1894 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

  • Nov 12 Lawrence Hargrave, Australian aeronautical pioneer and inventor of the box kite, linked four huge box kites together and flew - but remained attached to the ground by piano wire
  • Nov 16 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
  • Nov 16 French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
  • Nov 17 Daily Racing Form founded

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Nov 17 Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes
  • Nov 18 Richard Outcault's early comic strip "Origin of a New Species" published in World
  • Nov 19 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
  • Nov 19 Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
  • Nov 20 US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
  • Nov 25 Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
  • Nov 26 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • Dec 5 Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 9 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium

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Dec 21 Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 22 -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane

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Dec 22 French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)

Jewish Artillery Officer Alfred Dreyfus
Jewish Artillery Officer
Alfred Dreyfus
  • Dec 24 Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm
  • Dec 25 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 12 Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans) (d. 1964)
  • Oct 12 Elisabeth Antoinette de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch queen, born in Katwijk, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Oct 14 E.E.Cummings (Edward Estlin), poet (Tulips & Chimneys), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 15 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1954-55), born in Kherson, Russian Empire (d. 1965)
  • Oct 18 H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  • Oct 21 Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)
  • Oct 24 Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author, born in Darbhanga district, Bihar, British India (d. 1987)
  • Oct 26 John S Knight, American journalist and publisher (Knight Newspapers), born in Bluefield, West Virginia (d. 1981)
  • Oct 27 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, born in Hassfurt, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Oct 27 Oliver Leese, British World War II general, born in Westminster, London (d. 1978)
  • Oct 30 Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1977)
  • Nov 2 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1976)

Person of interestWilliam George Barker

Nov 3 William George Barker, Canadian flying ace (Victoria Cross recipient), born in Dauphin, Manitoba (d. 1930)

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Nov 5 Henri de Page, Belgian private law scholar, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1969)
  • Nov 13 Arthur Nebe, German SS officer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1945)
  • Nov 14 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist
  • Nov 16 Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Austrian-Japanese politician, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
  • Nov 17 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
  • Nov 19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician (13th President of Portugal 1958-74), born in Lisbon (d. 1987)
  • Nov 26 Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (discovered cybernetics), born in Columbia, Missouri (d. 1964)
  • Nov 26 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, born in Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 1974)
  • Nov 27 Forrest C. Shaklee, American chiropractor and founder (Shaklee Products), born in Carlisle, Iowa (d. 1985)
  • Nov 27 Amphilochius of Pochayiv [Yakov Varnavovich Golovatyuk], Ukrainian Orthodox Christian saint, born in Mala Ilovytsya, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1971)
  • Nov 27 Kōnosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (founded Panasonic), born in Wakayama, Empire of Japan (d. 1989)

Person of interestBrooks Atkinson

Nov 28 Brooks Atkinson, American drama critic (The New York Times), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1984)

Drama Critic Brooks Atkinson
Drama Critic
Brooks Atkinson
  • Dec 5 C. R. Swart, South African politician (1st State President of South Africa 1961-67), born in Winburg, Orange Free State (d. 1982)
  • Dec 8 E. C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye), born in Chester, Illinois (d. 1938)
  • Dec 10 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert, born in Czarnków, Poland (d. 1975)
  • Dec 10 Gertrud Kolmar, German lyric poet and writer, born in Berlin (d. 1943)
  • Dec 17 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer
  • Dec 17 Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)
  • Dec 17 Willem Schermerhorn, Neth premier (1945-46)
  • Dec 17 David Butler, American director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 19 Yoshida Isoya, architect (modern sukiya style), born in Tokyo, Japan

Person of interestRobert Menzies

Dec 20 Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (United Australia Party: 1939-41, Liberal: 1949-66) and its longest-serving, born in Jeparit, Victoria (d. 1978)

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • Dec 24 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • Dec 26 Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 28 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History