January 25 - Thomas Edison
and Alexander Graham Bell
form the Oriental Telephone
February 5 - Phoenix, Arizona is incorporated.
February 19 - Kansas became the first U.S. state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages.
March 4 - Rutherford Birchard Hayes
is succeeded as President of the United States
by James Abram Garfield
March 13 - Alexander II
of Russia is killed near his palace when a bomb is thrown at him.
May 12 - In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a French protectorate.
May 21 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
July 2 - James Abram Garfield
, President of the United States is shot by lawyer Charles
. He survives the assassination attempt but he suffers from infection of his
July 4 - In Alabama, the Tuskegee Institute opens.
July 20 - Indian Wars: Sioux chief Sitting Bull leads the last of his fugitive people in
surrender to United States troops at Fort Buford in Montana.
September 19 - James Abram Garfield, President of the United States dies due to an
infected wound and is succeeded by Vice President Chester Alan Arthur.
October 26 - Gunfight at the O. K. Corral in Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.
Founding of the Pali Text Society.
The United States National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA) is founded, and the
first U.S. Tennis Championships are played.
Founding of the Three Emperor's League.Births
January 6 - Sam Rayburn
, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961).
January 9 - Klara Hendrika van den Houten
January 16 - Albertine Maria Proes
January 16 - Sir Arthur Percy Morris Fleming
, radio pioneer.
January 18 - Elisabeth Cornelia van Dienst
February 12 - Anna Pavlova
, ballerina (d. 1931).
March 12 - Kemal Ataturk
, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic (d. 1938).
March 18 - Cornelia van den Houten
March 25 - Béla Bartók
, Hungarian composer.
March 25 - Mary Gladys Webb
, writer (d. 1927).
April 16 - Dennis Sweetman
April 20 - Jacob Witte
June 15 - Lucia Carolina Jacoba de Engelsman
June 17 - Tommy Burns
, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion.
June 29 - Johannes Cornelis Dubbelman
August 6 - Sir Alexander Fleming
, British discoverer of penicillin..
August 27 - Bregtje (Bertha) van Houten
August 27 - Elizabeth Laurina Quant
September 12 - Sara van den Houten
September 13 - Benjamin Cohen
September 26 - Wilhelmina (Willemina) van den Houten
September 29 - Pieternella van den Berge
October 11 - Leentje Helders
October 15 - P. G. Wodehouse
, British-American writer.
October 25 - Pablo Picasso
November 4 - Teunis Willem van den Houten
November 4 - Hubertina Maria van den Houten
November 14 - Nicholas Schenck
motion-picture empresario (d. 1969).
November 24 - Al Christie
, early Hollywood director/producer (d. 1951).
November 25 - Pope John XXIII
November 30 - Adriaan van den Houten
December 13 - Lieven Jonker
January 21 - Wilhelm Matthias Näff
, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1802).
February 3 - Cornelis van den Houten
March 13 - Czar Alexander II
May 28 - Jan van den Houten
September 20 - Neeltje van den Houten
September 22 - Solomon L. Spink
, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831).
October 26 - Aplonie Troast
October 29 - Maria van den Houten
October 30 - Willemina Drooger
October 31 - George Washington DeLong
, American naval officer and ill-fated explorer.To my Homepage