On This Day

1895 in History (Part 2)

Events in History


Birthdays in History

  • Sep 26 Jürgen Stroop, SS General during World War II and commander of Nazi forces during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, born in Detmold, Germany (d. 1952)
  • Sep 28 Charles Petrie, historian, born in Liverpool, England
  • Sep 28 Wallace K Harrison, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Sep 29 Joseph Banks Rhine, Penn, parapsychologist (Extra-Sensory Perception)
  • Sep 29 Louise Granville, Australian entertainer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Sep 29 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)
  • Oct 1 Liaquat Ali Khan, 1st Prime Minister of Pakistan (1947-51), born in Karnal, Punjab, British India (d. 1951)
  • Oct 2 Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • Oct 2 Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer and resistor (Law), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Oct 4 Richard Sorge, German spy for the Soviet Union in Tokyo during World War II, born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • Oct 4 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • Oct 5 Walter Bedell Smith, U.S. Army general (WWII) and head of CIA (1950-52), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1961)
  • Oct 6 Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)
  • Oct 8 Jeanne Gabrielle Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)

Person of interestJuan Perón

Oct 8 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), born in Buenos Aires (d. 1974)

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Oct 8 Zog I, King of Albania (1928-39), born in Burgajet Castle, Ottoman Empire (d. 1961)
  • Oct 9 Eugene Bullard, 1st African-American military pilot, flew for France in World War I as part of the French Foreign Legion, born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • Oct 10 Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, German field marshal (German Air Force-WW II), born in Barzdorf, German Empire (d. 1945)
  • Oct 13 Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), born in Kulm, Germany (d. 1952)
  • Oct 15 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), born in Lautenburg, Germany (now in Poland) (d. 1952)
  • Oct 17 Doris Humphrey, dancer (Dances of Women), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Oct 18 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Appearance at Kallista)
  • Oct 19 Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer
  • Oct 19 Frank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d. 1999)
  • Oct 21 Alexander d'Arbeloff, entrepreneur
  • Oct 25 Levi Eshkol [Sjkolnik], Israeli PM (MWP) (1963-69), born in Oratov, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • Oct 30 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist (Nobel Prize 1939 in Physiology or Medicine - first commercially available antibiotic and marketed under the brand name Prontosil), born in Lagow, Brandenburg (d. 1964)
  • Oct 30 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician (Nobel 1956 - development of cardiac catheterization and the characterisation of a number of cardiac diseases), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • Oct 31 B. H. Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist (The Rommel Papers), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • Nov 7 Jacob Kaplan, French Grand Rabbi (1955-81), born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • Nov 8 Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, born in Ayvalık, Turkey (d. 1965)
  • Nov 10 John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft designer (Northrop Air), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Nov 11 Beulah Ecton Woodard, African-American sculptor, born in Frankfort, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • Nov 14 Walter Freeman, American physician (d. 1972)
  • Nov 15 Antoni Słonimski, Polish writer (d. 1976)
  • Nov 16 Eduard Bagritsky, Russian-Soviet poet and journalist (South-West), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (d. 1934)
  • Nov 16 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • Nov 17 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher, born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • Nov 17 Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)
  • Nov 19 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American fashion photographer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1989)
  • Nov 25 Anastas Mikoyan, Armenian revolutionary and member of Supreme Soviet, born in Sanahin, Yelizavetpol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • Nov 25 Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician (8th President of Czechoslovakia, 1968-75), born in Hroznatín, Moravia, Austria Hungary (d. 1979)
  • Nov 25 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer ("...And Ladies of the Club"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • Nov 26 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 1965)
  • Nov 26 Bill Wilson, American co-founder (alcoholics anonymous), born in East Dorset, Vermont (d. 1971)
  • Nov 29 Busby Berkeley, choreographer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 29 William V S Tubman, (Whig), 17th Liberian president (1943-70)
  • Dec 1 Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)
  • Dec 2 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Dec 3 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Dec 4 Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag), born in Vollsjö, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • Dec 4 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher, born in Tanghe County, Henan, Qing Dynasty (d. 1990)
  • Dec 5 Elbert Frank Cox, African-American mathematician (first African-American to receive PhD in Mathematics), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Dec 14 Paul Éluard, French communist and poet, born in Saint-Denis, France (d. 1952)

Person of interestGeorge VI

Dec 14 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), born in Norfolk, England (d. 1952)

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI
  • Dec 16 Lidj Jasu, emperor of Ethiopia
  • Dec 19 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)
  • Dec 19 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Dec 20 Susanne Langer, American philosopher & educator (Philosophy in a New Key), born in Manhattan, New York City
  • Dec 24 E. Roland Harriman, American financier, born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Dec 30 August De Boodt, Belgian politician

Weddings in History


Deaths in History