Wimbledon: Henry Cavendish Jones
convinced the "All England Croquet Club" to replace
a croquet court with a lawn tennis court.
Treaty of Saint Petersburg is signed between Japan and Russia.
January 12 - Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.
May 17 - Aristides wins the first Kentucky Derby.
September 1 - A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal
miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband.
November 9 - Indian Wars: In Washington, D.C., Indian Inspector E.C. Watkins issues a
report stating that hundreds of Sioux and Cheyenne associated with Sitting Bull and Crazy
Horse are hostile to the United States (the Battle of the Little Bighorn was fought in
Montana the next year).
December 4 - Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and
flees to Cuba, then Spain.Births
January 13 - Pieter van den Houte
January 14 - Albert Schweitzer
, Alsatian physician, philosopher, and musician, winner
of the Nobel Peace Prize 1952 (+ 1965).
Jabuary 19 - Magdalena Jacoba Quant
January 22 - Adriaan van Graafeiland
January 22 - D. W. Griffith
February 11 - Sara Wennerberg-Reuter
February 26 - Hans Böckler
, unionist and politician (+ 1951).
March 7 - Maurice Ravel
, composer (+ 1937).
March 26 - Syngman Rhee
, President of South Korea (+ 1965).
April 1 - Edgar Wallace
, writer (+ 1932).
April 2 - Walter Chrysler
, automobile pioneer (+ 1940).
April 3 - Adriana van den Houten
April 4 - Pierre Monteux
April 5 - Mistinguett
, French cabaret singer.
April 8 - Albert I
April 15 - James J. Jeffries
, world heavyweight boxing champion (+ 1953).
April 28 - Samuel van den Houten
May 16 - Hermanus Tolenaars
June 7 - Gerrit Moermond
June 12 - Sam De Grasse
, pioneer Hollywood actor (+ 1953).
June 23 - Johanna Cornelia van den Houten
June 24 - Diedrich Westermann
, German linguist (+ 1956).
June 28 - Henri Lebesgue
, mathematician (+ 1941).
July 7 - Willemina Sara van den Houten
August 18 - Dina Cornelia van den Houten
August 21 - Winnifred Eaton
, author (+ 1954).
September 1 - Maria Witte
September 1 - Edgar Rice Burroughs
September 10 - Jan Kamerling
October 1 - Eugeen Van Mieghem
October 12 - Aleister Crowley
, British occultist (+ 1947).
October 23 - Gilbert N. Lewis
, physical chemist.
November 14 - Pieter van den Houten
November 14 - Cornelia Troast
November 16 - Hendrik van den Houten
December 5 - Arthur Currie
, Canadian military leader (+ 1933).Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya
December 28 - Stillborn Maarten van den Houten
January 20 - Johannes Beije
January 23 - Charles Kingsley
, English writer.
February 22 - Sir Charles Lyell
, British geologist.
April 3 - Hendrika van den Houten
May 17 - John C. Breckinridge
, Vice President of the United States.
May 20 - Johan van den Houten
June 3 - Georges Bizet
, French composer.
June 29 - Gerrit Schuld
August 4 - Hans Christian Andersen
August 17 - Wilhelm Bleek
September 20 - Jan Kamerling
September 22 - Charles Bianconi
, Italian-Irish entrepreneur.
September 30 - Pieter van den Houte
October 12 - Lucy Stoutjesdyk
November 7 - Olivier Moermond
November 19 - Marinus Beije
November 24 - William Backhouse Astor
, Sr., American business tycoon.
December 17 - Hendrik Krijger
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