January 4 - Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state.
January 5 - An Austrian newspaper reports that Wilhelm Röntgen discovered a type of
radiation later known as X-rays.
January 12 - H.L. Smith takes the first X-ray photograph.
January 18 - The X-ray machine is exhibited for the first time.
February 1 - The opera La Bohème premieres (Turin).
February 11 - Oscar Wilde's play Salomé premieres in Paris.
March 1 - With the Battle of Adowa, Ethiopia defended its independence from Italy.
Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
May 1 - Charles Tupper becomes Canada's sixth prime minister.
May 14 - Tsar Nicholas II of Russia crowned in Moscow, in the first coronation ever
filmed. One thousand spectators crushed to death in Khodynskoe Fields during
May 18 - The U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision in the infamous case
Plessy v. Ferguson.
May 26 - Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
July 9 - William Jennings Bryan delivers his Cross of gold speech.
July 11 - Wilfrid Laurier becomes Canada's seventh prime minister.
August 16 - George Carmack discovers gold in the Klondike.
November - William McKinley defeats William Jennings Bryan in the U.S. presidential
Nepalese archaeologists rediscover the great stone pillar of Ashoka at Lumbini, using
Fa Xian's records.Births
January 2 - Dziga Vertov
January 4 - Everett Dirksen
, American politician (d. 1969).
January 12 - Wouter van Gammeren
January 12 - Rex Ingram
, director and actor (d. 1950).
January 14 - Martin Niemöller
, German theologian and pacifist (d. 1984).
January 14 - John Dos Passos
, author (d. 1970).
January 16 - Hendrika Bertha Kalis
January 23 - Grand Duchess Charlotte
January 29 - Klara Adriana van den Houten
February 11 - Jan van den Houten
February 11 - Else Lasker-Schuler
February 18 - André Breton
, poet, principal theoretician of surrealism (d. 1966).
March 12 - Sir John Abbott
, third Prime Minister of Canada.
March 18 - Jacoba van den Houten
March 20 - Wilfrid Reid
"Wop" May, world war 1 ace.
March 29 - Wilhelm Ackermann
April 30 - Gary Davis
May 11 - Mari Sandoz
, writer (d. 1966).
May 30 - Howard Hawks
, director (d. 1977).
June 19 - Wallis Simpson
, Duchess of Windsor.
June 25 - Johanna Cornelia Hanson
July 9 - Allegonda Helena van den Houten
July 13 - Hubert Nicolaas Henri Mertens
July 16 - Trygve Lie
, the first United Nations Secretary General (d. 1968).
August 16 - Nicholas Koert
August 18 - Thomas Roos
August 18 - Jack Pickford
, actor, Hollywood's first "bad boy" (d. 1933).
August 30 - Raymond Massey
, actor (d. 1983).
September 4 - Maria Lemson
September 12 - Jan Tieleman
October 1 - Liaquat Ali Khan
, first Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1951).
October 28 - Howard Hanson
October 31 - Ethel Waters
, singer (d. 1977).
November 1 - Dingeman Dalebout
November 4 - Anna Bedee
November 8 - Marinus van den Houten
November 30 - Aagje Kleijn
December 6 - Ira Gershwin
December 14 - George VI Windsor
, father of Elizabeth II.
December 14 - Jimmy Doolittle
, American World War II General..
December 20 - Jacoba Ligtvoet
December 24 - F Scott Fitzgerald
, American writer.Johanna van den Houten
January 8 - Paul Verlaine
, lyric poet.
February 25 - Jan van den Houten
May 20 - Clara Schumann
, Austrian composer.
July 28 - Margaret Catherina Troast
August 10 - Otto Lilienthal
, aviation pioneer.
August 24 - Josina Arnoldi
September 2 - Gerbrand van den Houten
October 11 - Anton Bruckner
, Austrian composer.
October 25 - Johannes de Voogd
October 25 - Maria Lemson
December 10 - Alfred Nobel
, Swedish inventor of dynamite and creator of the Nobel Prize.
December 29 - Jan Verschoor
December 30 - José Rizal
, national hero of the Philippines.To my Homepage