January 6 - The inauguration of the Musikverein (Vienna).
January 10 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
January 15 - A political cartoon for the first time symbolizes the United States Democratic
Party with a donkey ("A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion" by Thomas Nast for Harper's
January 26 - American Civil War: Virginia rejoins the Union.
January 27 - First college sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, is formed at DePauw University.
February 2 - It is revealed that the famed Cardiff Giant was just carved gypsum and not
the petrified remains of a human.
February 3 - The 15th Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed.
February 10 - Anaheim, California is incorporated.
February 10 - The YWCA is founded (New York City).
February 12 - Women gain the right to vote in Utah Territory.
February 23 - Military control of Mississippi ends and it is readmitted to the Union.
February 25 - Hiram Rhoades Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, is sworn into the
United States Senate, becoming the first African American ever to sit in the United
February 26 - In New York City, the first pneumatic-subway is opened.
March 30 - Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
May 12 - The Canadian province of Manitoba is created in response to Louis Riel's Red
May 14 - First rugby match to be played in New Zealand, between the Nelson Football
Club and Nelson College.
July 15 - Reconstruction: Georgia becomes the last former Confederate states to be
readmitted to the Union.
July 19 - Franco-Prussian War: France declares war on Prussia.
September 2 - Franco-Prussian War: Battle of Sedan - Prussian forces defeat the French
armies and take emperor Napoleon III and 100,000 of his soldiers prisoner at Sedan.
September 4 - Emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the Third Republic is
September 20 - With Bersaglieri soldiers entering Rome at Porta Pia, the unification of
Italy is completed. End of the temporal power of Papacy.
November 1 - In the United States, the newly-created Weather Bureau (later renamed the
National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast: "High winds at
Chicago and Milwaukee... and along the Lakes".
November 16 - Spanish Cortes proclaims Amadeo de Saboya as king Amadeus I of Spain.Births
January 2 - Cornelia van den Houten
January 2 - Pleuntje van den Houten
January 3 - Jan Willem van den Houten
January 8 - Miguel Primo de Rivera
, dictator of Spain (d. 1930).
January 15 - Pierre S. DuPont
January 16 - Hendrik Jan van Deutekom
February 2 - Pieter Kamerling
February 7 - Alfred Adler
February 9 - Cornelia van den Houten
February 28 - Jan van den Houten
March 3 - Geertje van den Houten
March 5 - Frank Norris
, writer (d. 1902).
March 7 - Aart van den Houten
March 17 - Horace Donisthorpe
, myrmecologist (d. 1951).
Early April - Floris van de Panne
April 7 - Matilda Rosenboom
April 21 - Leendert Luikaart
April 22 - Vladimir Lenin
, first leader of the USSR.
April 30 - Franz Lehár
, composer (d. 1948).
May 4 - Johannus van den Houten
May 19 - Albert Fish
, serial killer.
July 3 - Richard Bedford Bennett
, eleventh Prime Minister of Canada.
July 12 - Louis II
July 29 - George Dixon
, Black Canadian boxer, first Black world boxing champion
in any weight class.
August 31 - Maria Montessori
September 16 - Adriana van den Houte
September 26 - King Christian X
November 21 - Sigfrid Edström
, Swedish sports official.
November 28 - Willemina van den Houten
December 5 - Vitezslav Novák
, composer (d. 1949).
December 8 - Maria van den Houten
December 21 - Elisabeth Ruit
.Willem Conrad Troast
.Folkelina (Lena) van Houten
January 9 - Cornelia van den Houten
February 11 - Maria Teunisse Breesnee
February 11 - Jacob M. de Kempenaer
, Dutch Minister of Internal Affairs (1848-1849?).
February 11 - Leopold Eugen Mechura
March 2 - Maatje van den Houten
March 21 - Pieter Kamerling
March 23 - Maria van den Houten
March 25 - Cornelia van der Sloot
March 28 - George Henry Thomas
, American general.
May 23 - Cornelis van den Houten
May 23 - Floris van de Panne
May 25 - Cornelia van den Houten
June 9 - Charles Dickens
, British novelist.
July 20 - Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt
, Prix Goncourt.
July 25 - Johannus van den Houten
October 12 - Robert E. Lee
, Confederate General.
October 23 - Leendert Luikaart
November 4 - Comte de Lautreamont, French poet and writer.
November 25 - Pleuntje van den Houten
December 5 - Alexandre Dumas, père, author.
December 20 - Krina van de Velde
December 27 - General Prim
, Spanish dictator.Henry Rowe
- Gothic architect.To my Homepage