January 9 - Humbert I becomes King of Italy.
January 28 - The Yale News becomes the first daily, college newspaper in the United States.
February 2 - Greece declares war on Turkey.
February 11 - 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms.
February 11 - 1st weekly Weather report published in UK.
February 18 - The Lincoln County War begins in Lincoln County, New Mexico.
February 19 - The phonograph is patented by Thomas Edison.
February 28 - Mississippi State University is created by the Mississippi Legislature (under
the name The Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi).
March 3 - Bulgaria regained its independence from Ottoman Empire.
March 24 - The UK frigate Eurydice sinks, killing 300.
May 15 - Tokyo Stock Exchange established.
July 13 - The Treaty of Berlin makes Serbia completely independent.
July 26 - In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart"
makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach.
The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.
September 3 - Over 640 die when the crowded pleasure boat Princess Alice collides with
the Bywell Castle in the River Thames.
October 15 - The Edison Electric Company begins operation.
October 17 - John A. Macdonald returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
West Bromwich Albion F.C. play their first match.Births
January 6 - Carl Sandburg
, poet, historian (d. 1967).
January 12 - Ferenc Molnár
, author (d. 1952).
January 16 - Neeltje Grinwis
January 20 - Ruth St. Denis
, dancer (d. 1968).
January 21 - Johanna Jacoba van den Houten
January 25 - Ernst Alexanderson
, television pioneer.
February 2 - Alfréd Hajós
, Hungarian swimmer.
February 5 - André Citroën
, automobile pioneer.
February 8 - Martin Buber
February 14 - Hirota Koki
, Japanese prime minister (d. 1948).
February 19 - Cornelia Wilhelmina Bodbijl
March 4 - Neeltje van den Houten
March 16 - Clemens August Graf von Galen
, archbishop of Münster and
cardinal (d. 1946).
March 22 - Michel Théato
, Luxembourg athlete.
March 27 - Sir George Gilbert Scott
March 31 - Jack Johnson
, the first African American to hold a boxing title.
April 3 - Kommertje van den Houten
April 6 - Erich Mühsam
, German author (d. 1934).
April 24 - Jean Crotti
, Swiss artist.
May 10 - Gustav Stresemann
, politician and recipient of the Nobel Prize in
peace 1926 (d. 1929).
May 26 - Isadora Duncan
, dancer (d. 1927).
July 4 - George M. Cohan
, singer, dancer, composer, actor, writer (d. 1942).
July 14 - Zoetje Kool
July 17 - Pieter van den Houten
July 24 - Edward Plunkett
, Baron Dunsany, Irish author.
August 9 - Lucia Carolina Robijn
August 22 - Maarten van den Houten
September 22 - Yoshida Shigeru
, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1967).
October 1 - Othmar Spann
, Austrian philosopher and economist.
October 4 - Leendert Stoutjesdijk
December 4 - Jacobus de Zwarte
December 10 - Hendrik van Ockenburg
December 16 - Jasper den Engelsman
December 25 - Louis Chevrolet
, automobile builder (d. 1941).Stillborn
March 29 - Stillborn van den Houten (girl)
January 31 - Cornelia van den Houten
February 7 - Pope Pius IX
March 4 - Teuntje van den Houten
March 11 - Pieter van den Brand
April 12 - William Marcy Tweed
, American politician, former "Boss" of Tammany Hall.
June 8 - Maria van den Houten
July 4 - Teunis Willem van den Houten
August 16 - Pieter van den Houten
December 14 - Princess Alice
, Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine, second daughter
of Queen Victoria and consort of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine.To my Homepage