January 13 - Emile Zola's J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
February 7 - Emile Zola is brought to trial for libel for publishing J'Accuse.
February 12 - Henry Lindfield, dies in England. Lindfield was the first fatality from an
February 15 - Spanish-American War: The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana
Harbor, Cuba for then unknown reasons killing more than 260. This event helped lead
the United States to declare war on Spain.
February 23 - Emile Zola is imprisoned in France after writing "J'accuse" which was a
letter accusing the French government of anti-Semitism and wrongfully placing Alfred
Dreyfus in jail.
March 24 - Robert Allison of Port Carbon, Pennsylvania becomes the first person to
buy an American-built automobile when he buys a Winton automobile that was advertised
in Scientific American.
April 22 - Spanish-American War: The United States Navy begins a blockade of Cuban
ports and the USS Nashville captures a Spanish merchant ship.
April 25 - Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the United
States Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21.
June 1 - The Trans-Mississippi Exposition world's fair opens in Omaha, Nebraska.
June 12 - Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo declares Philippines' independence from Spain.
July 7 - The United States annexes the Hawaiian Islands.
July 17 - Spanish-American War: Battle of Santiago Bay - Troops under United States
General William R. Shafter take the city of Santiago de Cuba from the Spanish.
July 25 - Spanish-American War: The United States invasion of Puerto Rico begins with
a landing at Guánica Bay.
September 2 - Battle of Omdurman - British and Egyptian troops led by Horatio Kitchener
defeat Sudanese tribesmen led by Khalifa Abdullah al-Taashi, thus establishing British
dominance in the Sudan.
December 10 - The Treaty of Peace ending the Spanish-American War is signed in Paris.
Fashoda incident -- diplomatic dispute between France and the United Kingdom.
John Henry Patterson kills the man-eating lions of Tsavo which were delaying the building
of the Uganda Railway as described in the book "The Man-Eaters of Tsavo".Births
January 7 - Rudolf Fernau
, actor (d. 1985).
January 16 - Margaret Booth
, film editor.
January 18 - Willem Dalebout
January 23 - Sergei Eisenstein
February 3 - Alvar Aalto
, Finnish architect (d. 1976).
February 10 - Bertolt Brecht
- playwright, writer and poet.
February 14 - Fritz Zwicky
, physicist and astronomer (d. 1974).
February 14 - George Steed
, businessman, philanthropist (d. 1988).
February 15 - Hendrik Willem van den Houten
February 15 - Willem Catharinus van den Houten
February 15 - Allen Woodring
, American sprinter.
February 16 - Johanna Christina van den Houten
February 18 - Luis Muñoz Marín
, Puerto Rican poet, journalist and politician (d. 1980).
February 18 - Enzo Ferrari
, auto racer, manufacturer (d. 1988).
February 24 - Kurt Tank
, aeronautical engineer (d. 1983).
March 6 - Therese Giehse
, actress (d. 1975).
March 11 - Dorothy Gish
, actress (d. 1968).
April 3 - George Jessel
, comedian (d. 1981).
April 6 - Teuntje Hogchem
April 7 - Geertruida Jansen
April 19 - Bernard van der Stelt
April 28 - Jobje van den Houten
May 3 - Golda Meir
- Israeli Prime Minister.
May 9 - Adriaan Barbier
May 13 - Adriana van den Houten
May 15 - Arletty
, model, actress (d. 1992).
May 17 - Alfred Joseph Casson
, painter (d. 1992).
May 18 - Adrianus van Breugel
May 21 - Armand Hammer
, entrepreneur, art collector.
May 23 - Scott O'Dell
, author (d. 1989).
May 31 - Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
June 4 - Harry Crosby
, publisher, poet (d. 1929).
July 6 - Hanns Eisler
, composer (d. 1962).
June 17 - M. C. Escher
, Dutch graphic artist.
July 2 - Gen Paul
, French artist (d. 1975).
July 6 - Wilhelmina van den Houten
July 22 - Erich Maria Remarque
, a German writer (d. 1970).
July 26 - Cornelis Smits
July 30 - Henry Moore
August 1 - Cornelia van den Houten
August 1 - Emilia Henriette Mertens
August 5 - Aren van den Houten
August 19 - Jan Folmer
August 26 - Peggy Guggenheim
, art collector.
August 29 - Preston Sturges
, director and writer.
September 17 - Willemtje van den Houten
September 22 - Katherine Alexander
, actress (d. 1981).
September 26 - George Gershwin
, composer (d. 1937).
September 30 - Renee Adoree
, french actress.
September 30 - Princess Charlotte
October 10 - Lilly Daché
, milliner (d. 1989).
October 15 - Boughera El Ouafi
, Algerian athlete.
November 8 - Marie Prevost
, actress (d. 1937).
November 12 - Marrigje van den Houten
November 18 - Joris Ivens
November 21 - Rene Magritte
, surrealist artist.
November 29 - C. S. Lewis
, British author.
December 2 - Maria Johanna van den Houten
December 20 - Irene Dunne
, American actress (d. 1990).
December 24 - Johannes Arnoldus Knaap
December 24 - Baby Dodds
, jazz musician (d. 1959).
December 27 - Maatje Grietje van den Houten
Hisamuddin Alam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Alaeddin Sulaiman Shah, later Sultan of
Selangor and 2nd Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.Deaths
January 1 - Marinus van den Houten
January 14 - Lewis Carroll
, British writer, mathematician.
January 18 - Henry George Lidell
, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford..
February 8 - Willem Dalebout
March 15 - Henry Bessemer
, British Engineer inventor of the Bessemer process
for the manufacture of steel.
March 16 - Aubrey Beardsley
, British artist.
April 15 - Kepa Te Rangihiwinui
, Maori military leader.
April 18 - Lieven van de Velde
May 15 - Neeltje Krabbe
May 19 - William Ewart Gladstone
, British prime minister.
July 30 - Otto von Bismarck
, German Statesman.
September 13 - Nicolaas Jacobus Mertens
October 15 - Maria van den Houten
October 20 - Marina Beije
October 24 - Pierre Puvis de Chavannes
, painter.To my Homepage