January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association
January 29 - Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
March 17 - Carrollton Massacre: 20 African Americans are killed in Mississippi.
April 25 - Easter occurs on latest possible date (next in 1943).
May 1 - the start of the general strike in the United States which escalated into Haymarket
Riot and eventually won the eight-hour workday in the U.S.
May 8 - Pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton invents a carbonated beverage that would
be named "Coca-Cola."
May 29 - Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola (ad in the Atlanta Journal).
June 10 - Eruption of Mount Tarawera volcano in New Zealand, resulting in the deaths of
over 150 people and the destruction of the famous Pink and White Terraces.
September 4 - Indian Wars: After almost 30 years of fighting, Apache leader Geronimo
surrenders with his last band of warriors to General Nelson Miles at Skeleton Canyon in
October 28 - In New York Harbor, US President Grover Cleveland dedicates the Statue
November 25 - Indian Wars: In retaliation for the dramatic American defeat at the Battle
of Littlebighorn, United States Army troops under General Ranald Mackenzie sack Chief
Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River (the soldiers
destroyed all of the villager's winter food and clothing and then slashed their ponies' throats).
November 30 - Folies Bergère stages its first revue.Births
January 2 - Florence Lawrence
, Hollywood's first "star" (d. 1938).
January 14 - Hugh Lofting
, author (d. 1947).
January 25 - Wilhelm Furtwängler
, conductor (d. 1954).
February 3 - Carel Jacobus Stroosnijder
February 8 - Charles Ruggles
, actor (d. 1970).
February 20 - Cornelia Janna Maria Drost
February 27 - Hugo Black
, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1971).
March 1 - Oskar Kokoschka
, painter, graphic artist and poet (d. 1980).
March 15 - Sergei Kirov
, Soviet revolutionary.
March 18 - Edward Everett Horton
, actor (d. 1970).
March 25 - Maria den Engelsman
March 25 - Patriarch Athenagoras
March 27 - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
, architect (d. 1969).
March 30 - Sara van den Houten
April 3 - Maria Trimp
April 15 - Dingeman van den Houten
April 26 - Ma Rainey
, blues singer (d. 1939).
May 12 - Jacob Izak Hage
May 17 - King Alfonso XIII
May 20 - Catharina Antonia van den Houten
May 20 - John Jacob Astor
, 1st Baron Astor of Hever, British businessman (d. 1971).
May 26 - Al Jolson
June 7 - Henri Coanda
, aerodynamics pioneer.
June 18 - George Mallory
, climber lost on Mt. Everest.
June 27 - Cornelis ten Haaf
June 27 - Machiel Johannes de Zwarte
July 12 - Jean Hersholt
- Danish born actor (d. 1956).
September 16 - Jean Arp
, sculptor, painter, and poet.
September 23 - Geertje van den Houten
September 23 - Jannetje van den Houten
October 4 - Johannes Marius van den Houten
October 6 - Edwin Fischer
, pianist and conductor.
October 16 - David Ben-Gurion
, first prime minister of Israel (d. 1973).
October 20 - Maria Dina Dalebout
October 21 - Lena Pieternella Meerse
October 27 - Maria van der Linde
November 16 - Jansje Adriana Barbier
November 28 - Doortje van der Cingel
December 5 - Willem Maarten Smits
December 5 - Rose Wilder Lane
, author, reporter (d. 1968).
December 8 - Diego Rivera
December 12 - Adriaan van den Houten
December 18 - Ty Cobb
, baseball player.
December 25 - Kid Ory
, jazz musician (d. 1973).
December 31 - Pieter Johannes Boslooper
- British author.Catharina Antonia van den Houten
August 9 - Still born Son Lemson
January 17 - Amilcare Ponchielli
, Italian composer.
January 26 - David Rice Atchison
, American politician.
April 17 - Anna Timmer
April 29 - Catharina Orgers
May 15 - Emily Dickinson
June 13 - King Ludwig II
July 1 - Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich
, German geologist.
July 31 - Franz Liszt
October 5 - Elizabeth van den Houten
December 1 - Sara Sijrier
- Indian spiritual figure.To my Homepage