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1910 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 British naval officer David Beatty is promoted to rear-admiral

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Jan 2 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley California)
  • Jan 3 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • Jan 10 1st international air meet in US held, in LA
  • Jan 10 Lunt-Fontanne Theater (Globe) opens at 205 W 46th St NYC
  • Jan 13 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin
  • Jan 15 Constructions ends on the Buffalo Bill Dam in Wyoming
  • Jan 19 Germany & Bolivia end commerce and friendship treaty
  • Jan 19 US National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
  • Jan 21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • Jan 22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 25 1st stumping by a 12th man in Tests (N C Tufnell, SAf v Eng)
  • Jan 25 Children initiate idea of planting trees in Jerusalem
  • Jan 26 Heavy rains cause floods in Paris
  • Feb 1 1st British labour exchange opens
  • Feb 1 Dragoumis government forms in Greece

  • Feb 7 Edmond Rostand's "Chantecler" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 8 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce

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Feb 19 Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area

  • Feb 21 John Galsworthy's "Justice" premieres in London
  • Feb 23 1st radio contest held (Philadelphia)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance" premieres in London

  • Feb 25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Gandhi supports the African People's Organisations resolution to declare the Prince of Wales day of arrival in South Africa a day of mourning, in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 1 118 die when three passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass, Wa, in Cascade Range by the worst snow slide in US history
  • Mar 2 2 trains crash in snow storm in Wellington Washington, 118 die

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Mar 3 Rockefeller Foundation: John D. Rockefeller Jr. announces his retirement from managing his businesses so that he can be devoted full time to being a philanthropist

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Mar 5 Ramon Inclan's "La Farsa Infantil de la Cabeza del Dragon" premieres
  • Mar 8 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris becomes the 1st ever licensed female pilot
  • Mar 10 Republic of China officially abolishes slavery
  • Mar 10 Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
  • Mar 14 Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere
  • Mar 16 Barney Oldfield uses a Benz to break the existing records at Daytona Beach Road Course (131.25mph)
  • Mar 18 Frederick Converse's opera "The Pipe of Desire" is the first American opera to be performed at the Metropolitan Opera, NYC
  • Mar 24 83°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • Mar 25 Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues' batting champ

  • Mar 26 US forbid immigration to criminals, anarchists, paupers & the sick
  • Mar 26 William H Lewis appointed US Assistant Attorney General
  • Mar 28 1st seaplane takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
  • Mar 30 Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Apr 1 Dumitru Dan (Romania) completes a 62,137 mile (100,000 m) walk
  • Apr 3 Highest mountain in North America, Alaska's Mt McKinley claimed to have been 1st climbed by 4 local men
  • Apr 8 1st race at the Playa Del Ray Motordrome near Los Angeles begins (1st US auto speedway)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 President Taft begins tradition of throwing out ball on opening day

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Apr 14 Pan American Union forms
  • Apr 19 Halley's comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)
  • Apr 20 Halley's Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km
  • Apr 23 International Exhibition opens in Brussels
  • Apr 24 German Catholic youth movement Quickborn forms
  • Apr 27 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights

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Apr 27 Louis Botha and James Hertzog establish the moderate nationalists South African Party promising equality of Britons and Boers

1st Prime Minister of South Africa Louis Botha
1st Prime Minister of South Africa
Louis Botha

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Apr 28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

Aviation Pioneer Claude Grahame-White
Aviation Pioneer
Claude Grahame-White

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 29 Ex-US President Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • May 4 Canadian Currency Act, 1910, receives Royal Assent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 4 Wilfrid Laurier passes the Naval Service Act, which creates the Royal Canadian Navy

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier

Meeting of InterestNine Kings in One Room

May 6 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII

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Nine sovereigns of Europe meet at the funeral of Edward VII
Nine sovereigns of Europe meet at the funeral of Edward VII
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  • May 10 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
  • May 10 Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910 pass
  • May 10 The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform
  • May 11 Montana's Glacier National Park forms

Conference meetingConference of Interest

May 12 Second NAACP conference (NYC)

Nurse and Social Activist Lillian Wald
Nurse and Social Activist
Lillian Wald
  • May 14 Canada authorizes issuing of silver dollar coins
  • May 15 The last time a major earthquake happened on the Elsinore Fault Zone
  • May 16 US Bureau of Mines forms
  • May 17 Canada sets the designs for the 1-50 cent coins
  • May 19 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII held in Westminster Abbey, has one of the largest assemblages of European royalty

King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII
  • May 27 Reform of Prussian three-class voting system fails
  • May 29 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
  • May 31 Cape of Good Hope becomes part of Union of South Africa
  • May 31 Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC
  • May 31 Union of South Africa declares its independence from the United Kingdom

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)

Long Distance Swimmer Matthew Webb
Long Distance Swimmer
Matthew Webb
  • Jun 2 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
  • Jun 9 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
  • Jun 13 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Philadelphia
  • Jun 13 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed US minister to Liberia
  • Jun 19 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • Jun 19 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Washington)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
  • Jun 25 US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)
  • Jun 30 Russia absorbs Finland
  • Jul 1 Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
  • Jul 4 The US Congress pass the Mann-Elkins Act, an important piece of railroad reform legislation
  • Jul 4 In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
  • Jul 9 Walter Brookins, flying a Wright biplane over Atlantic City, New Jersey, becomes 1st to fly an airplane to an altitude of 1 mile (actually reaching 6,175 feet or 1.169 miles) [1]
  • Jul 20 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
  • Jul 24 Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
  • Jul 29 JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
  • Jul 31 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
  • Jul 31 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
  • Aug 6 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
  • Aug 8 The US Army installs the first tricycle landing gear on the Army's Wright Flyer.
  • Aug 9 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
  • Aug 14 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 20 US supported opposition brings down Madriz in Nicaragua
  • Aug 22 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
  • Aug 23 Fred Clarke makes a record 4 outfield assists for Pittsburgh
  • Aug 25 Yellow Cab is founded.
  • Aug 27 Wash Red Killefer sacrifices record 4 times against Detroit

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 228

  • Jan 2 Ulrich Becher, German writer and playwright, born in Berlin (d. 1990)
  • Jan 2 Srirangam Srinivasarao [Sri Sri], Telugu Poet, born in Visakhapatnam, India (d. 1983)
  • Jan 3 Thomas Stuart Willan, historian
  • Jan 4 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • Jan 6 Wright Morris, American novelist & photographer, born in Central City, Nebraska (d. 1998)
  • Jan 7 Alain JG de Rothschild, French banker/baron
  • Jan 7 Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
  • Jan 7 Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
  • Jan 11 Dorothy Stroud, English museum curator & biographer, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1997)
  • Jan 11 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian Prime Minister (Labour: 1971-72, 1973-76), born in Nøtterøy, Norway (d. 1984)
  • Jan 11 Sir Shane Paltridge, Australian politician (d. 1966)
  • Jan 16 David McCampbell, US Navy captain, fighter pilot, and Medal of Honor recipient (WW II, Pacific theatre, downed 34 Japanese planes), born in Bessemer, Alabama (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17 Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore)
  • Jan 17 Michael Economides, restaurateur
  • Jan 19 Willi Schmidt, German director

Person of interestJoy Adamson

Jan 20 Joy Adamson [Friederike Viktoria Gessner], Austrian naturalist and author (Born Free), born in Troppau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1980)

Naturalist and Author Joy Adamson
Naturalist and Author
Joy Adamson
  • Jan 20 Lauritz Lauritzen, German politician, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1980)
  • Jan 21 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 25 Harold Watkinson, British politician & businessman, born in Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Jan 26 Elmar Klos, Czech director (Adrift)
  • Jan 28 Verda Bryant, American author
  • Jan 29 Paul Hodder-Williams, publisher
  • Jan 29 Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)
  • Jan 30 Chidambaram Subramaniam, Indian politician, born in Pollachi taluk (d. 2000)
  • Jan 31 Herbert Ashworth, CEO (Nationwide Building Society)
  • Feb 2 Charlotte Auerbach, German-born British geneticist and zoologist, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Feb 4 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • Feb 5 Martha van Och-Scholl, German/Dutch resistance fighter (WWII)
  • Feb 5 Charles Leblond, Canadian Cell Biologist (d. 2007)
  • Feb 6 Irmgard Keun, German author, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Feb 6 Carlos Marcello, Tunisian-born gangster, born in Tunis, Tunisia (d. 1993)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • Feb 10 Dominique Pire, Belgian educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
  • Feb 12 Forsyth Hardy, Scottish documentary film pioneer and critic, born in Bathgate, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Lee Byung Chull, Korean industrialist, founder of Samsung, born in Uiryeong County, Korean Empire (d. 1987)

Person of interestWilliam Shockley

Feb 13 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, born in London, England (d. 1989)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • Feb 16 Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
  • Feb 20 Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
  • Feb 20 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
  • Feb 21 Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WWII)
  • Feb 21 Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
  • Feb 22 Muriel Monkhouse, Red Cross worker
  • Feb 25 Millicent Fenwick, American (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben, Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 27 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • Mar 2 Hope Clara Chenhalls, food inspector
  • Mar 4 Tancredo Neves, president of Civil rights activist

Person of interestMomofuku Ando

Mar 5 Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese inventor of instant noodles and cup noodles, born in Wu Baifu, Chiayi County, Taiwan (d. 2007)

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando
  • Mar 8 Bernard Benjamin, British health statistician, actuary and demographer, born in London (d. 2002)
  • Mar 9 Ed Hoornik, Dutch writer and poet (Survivor), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • Mar 11 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
  • Mar 12 Roger L Stevens, producer (Giant)
  • Mar 12 Wilhelmus L Reijers, sculptor
  • Mar 12 Masayoshi Ohira, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1980)
  • Mar 15 An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)
  • Mar 16 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer (Picture Page, Dressing Up), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Mar 16 Martijn Lijnema, boer/resistance fighter (WWII)

Person of interestBayard Rustin

Mar 17 Bayard Rustin, American civil rights leader (March on Washington organizer, Social Democrats USA), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Civil Rights Activist Bayard Rustin
Civil Rights Activist
Bayard Rustin
  • Mar 18 Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese president Chiang Kai-shek/President (1978-88)
  • Mar 19 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut
  • Mar 19 Joseph F. Carroll, US Air Force Lt. Gen. and Founding Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (d. 1991)
  • Mar 21 Nick Castle, American choreographer (Dinah Shore, Judy Garland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1968)
  • Mar 21 M S Khan, Bangladeshi intellectual (d. 1978)
  • Mar 22 Nicholas Monsarrat, English novelist (The Cruel Sea), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1979)
  • Mar 27 Ai Qing, Chinese poet, born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province (d. 1996)
  • Mar 28 Ingrid, Queen Mother of Denmark, Wife of King Frederik IX, ruler of Denmark (1947-72), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2000)
  • Mar 28 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Mar 30 Józef Marcinkiewicz, mathematician (d. 1940)
  • Apr 2 Irene Mayer Selznick, American socialite and theatrical producer (Street Car Named Desire), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • Apr 2 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • Apr 2 Paul Triquet, Canadian military officer, born in Cabano, Quebec (d. 1980)
  • Apr 6 Desmond Dreyer, British admiral
  • Apr 9 Abraham Ribicoff, American politician, U.S. Senator from Connecticut, born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 1998)
  • Apr 10 David Gilroy Bevan, British politician (d. 1996)
  • Apr 10 Paul Sweezy, American Marxist economist and editor (Monthly Review), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Apr 11 António de Spínola, Portuguese general and conservative President of Portugal (1974), born in Estremoz, Portugal (d. 1996)
  • Apr 11 Henry William Collins, English artist, born in Colchester, Essex (d. 1994)
  • Apr 12 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Apr 15 Ralph Grey, Baron Grey of Naunton, Governor of Northern Ireland (1968-73), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1999)
  • Apr 18 Jamie Whitten, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi), born in Cascilla, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • Apr 19 Andrew Gilchrist, British ambassador (Ireland, Indonesia, Iceland), born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • Apr 20 Robert F. Wagner Jr., Mayor of New York City (Democrat: 1954-65), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Apr 22 Eric Scowen, English physician and Professor of Medicine (University of London, 1961-75), born in West Ham, London (d. 2001)
  • Apr 22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (algebraic topology), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Apr 26 Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), born in Amsterdam (d. 1944)
  • Apr 28 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • May 2 Alexander Bonnyman Jr., U.S. Marine Corps officer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1943)
  • May 5 William I Martin, US pilot/vice-admiral (WWII)
  • May 6 Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, born in Ypres, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • May 9 Barbara Woodhouse, dog training expert
  • May 10 Margot Turner, matron-in-chief (Army Nursing Service)
  • May 12 Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British biochemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964), born in Cairo (d. 1994)
  • May 12 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
  • May 16 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • May 18 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian
  • May 23 Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter
  • May 23 Hugh Casson CH, architect
  • May 23 Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)
  • May 26 Adolfo López Mateos, 48th President of Mexico, born in Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of Mexico, Mexico (d. 1969)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 3 Author James Weldon Johnson (38) weds civil rights activist Grace Nail Johnson (24) at her family's home

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson

LoveWedding of Interest

May 26 US General George S. Patton (24) weds Frederick Ayer's daughter Beatrice Ayer at Beverly Farms Episcopal Church near Boston, Massachusetts

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Editor Maxwell Perkins (26) weds Louise Saunders at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in North Plainfield, New Jersey


Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Harriet Powers, African-American slave & quilt maker (Bible Quilt 1886), dies at 72
  • Jan 4 Leon Delagrange, French aviation pioneer, dies
  • Jan 17 Wilhelm F Kohlrausch, German physicist (Additiviteitsregel), dies at 69
  • Jan 25 Leon Walras, French economist (School of Lausanne), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), dies at 73
  • Jan 29 Édouard Rod, French-Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52
  • Feb 1 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • Feb 6 Alfonso Maria Fusco. Beatified Italian Roman Catholic priest and founder (b.1839)
  • Feb 8 Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)
  • Feb 20 Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (1908-1910), assassinated by a nationalist at 64
  • Mar 4 Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • Mar 10 Karl Lueger, Austrian politician, cofounder and leader of the Austrian Christian Social Party, dies at 65
  • Mar 20 Nadar [Félix Tournachon], French photographer and balloonist, took the first aerial photograph, dies at 89
  • Mar 26 Auguste Charlois, French astronomer (b. 1864)
  • Mar 26 An Jung-geun, Korean independence activist and assassin of Japanese Prime Minister Ito Hirobumi, executed by Japanese authorities at 30
  • Mar 27 Alexander Agassiz, American biologist and geologist, dies at 74
  • Mar 28 David Josiah Brewer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1837)
  • Mar 28 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 68
  • Mar 29 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 73
  • Apr 1 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver, dies at 94
  • Apr 2 Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37
  • Apr 2 Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, German theologist, dies at 79
  • Apr 12 William Graham Sumner, American sociologist (Folkways), dies at 69
  • Apr 13 William Orchardson, British painter, dies at 78
  • Apr 14 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)
  • Apr 17 Ignacio Mariscal, Mexican lawyer and diplomat (Secretary of Foreign Affairs), dies at 80
  • Apr 20 Samuel Gibbs French, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 91

Person of interestMark Twain

Apr 21 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • Apr 26 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate 1903, dies at 77
  • May 3 Howard T Ricketts, American pathologist (studied typhus fever), dies of typhus at 39

Person of interestEdward VII

May 6 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), dies at 68

King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII
  • May 10 Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist, dies at 85
  • May 10 William Huggins, discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, dies
  • May 16 Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter, dies at 53
  • May 18 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (Dziurdziowie), dies at 68
  • May 22 Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46

Person of interestRobert Koch

May 27 Robert Koch, German pioneering bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel Prize 1905), dies at 66

Microbiologist Robert Koch
Microbiologist
Robert Koch

Person of interestElizabeth Blackwell

May 31 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, dies at 89

  • Jun 1 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, dies at 91

Person of interestO. Henry

Jun 5 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), dies of cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes complications and an enlarged heart at 47

Short Story Writer O. Henry
Short Story Writer
O. Henry
  • Jun 22 Marie, Princess of Wied/Orange Nassau, dies
  • Jun 22 Marie of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange Nassau, dies at 69
  • Jun 23 John McGraw, 2nd Governor of Washington (1893-97), dies at 59
  • Jul 3 Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies
  • Jul 4 Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), dies at 75
  • Jul 4 Melville Fuller, American 8th Chief Justice of the United States, dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Johann G Galle, German discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies
  • Jul 12 Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd), dies at 32
  • Jul 24 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • Jul 26 Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist, dies at 71
  • Aug 3 Nicolas Kinet, Belgian pilot, dies
  • Aug 9 Huo Yuanjia, Chinese martial artist (mizongy), dies at 42
  • Aug 15 Constantin Fahlberg, Russian chemist who discovered Saccharin (artificial sweetener), dies at 59 [1]

Person of interestWilliam James

Aug 26 William James, American psychologist and philosopher (Pragmatism), dies at 68

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • Aug 27 Clement of Maasdijk, 1st Dutch aircraft death
  • Aug 28 Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist and anthropologist, dies at 78
  • Aug 29 John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
  • Aug 29 Johan Eilerts de Haan, Dutch sea officer (Lucie R, Suriname), dies at 44
  • Aug 30 Albert Vandal, French earl/historian (Napoleon), dies at 57
  • Sep 2 Henri Rousseau, French post-impressionist painter (The Dream, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on the Antelope), dies of a blood clot at 66
  • Sep 7 William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), dies at 83
  • Sep 29 Winslow Homer, painter (Prout's Neck), dies
  • Sep 30 Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)
  • Oct 10 Willem Maris, painter (Hague School), dies at 66
  • Oct 17 William V Moody, American poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
  • Oct 17 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer, politician and President of the First Imperial Duma, dies at 60
  • Oct 17 Julie Ward Howe, American poet and author, dies of pneumonia at 91
  • Oct 20 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), dies at 67
  • Oct 23 Rama V [Chulalongkorn], King of Thailand (1868-1910), dies at 57
  • Oct 30 Henri Dunant, Swiss humanitarian, Founder of Red Cross (Nobel 1901), dies at 82
  • Nov 6 Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer, dies at 72
  • Nov 15 Wilhelm Raabe [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor), dies at 79
  • Nov 19 Rudolf Fittig, German chemist (synthesizing organic compounds), dies at 74

Person of interestLeo Tolstoy

Nov 20 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War & Peace), dies of pneumonia at 82

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • Nov 23 Hawley Harvey Crippen [Dr Crippen], American homeopath and first killer to be caught with the aid of wireless telegraphy, dies by hanging at 48

Person of interestMary Baker Eddy

Dec 3 Mary Baker Eddy, American founder of the religious movement, Christian Science (Science & Health), dies at 89

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy
  • Dec 8 George Doherty Johnston, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 78
  • Dec 31 John Moisant, American aviator (b. 1868)
  • Dec 31 Archibald Hoxsey, American pioneer aviator (worked for the Wright brothers), dies at 26

Person of interestMatthew Webb

Dec 31 John Bevins Moisant, American pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him, dies at 42

Long Distance Swimmer Matthew Webb
Long Distance Swimmer
Matthew Webb