Social Science in History

Historical Events

  • 1889-12-14 American Academy of Political & Social Science organized in Philadelphia
  • 1899-01-28 American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress

Famous Birthdays

  • 1876-09-26 Edith Abbott, American social worker and educator (University of Chicago Social Sciences), born in Grand Island, Nebraska (d. 1957)
  • 1882-12-10 Otto Neurath, Austrian-British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences), born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1907-04-04 Nathan M. Pusey, American educator, 24th president of Harvard University (1953-71), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • 1945-12-22 Otto Neurath, Austrian-British philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences), dies at 63
  • 1957-07-28 Edith Abbott, American social worker and educator (University of Chicago Social Sciences), dies at 80