January 1 - Queen Victoria
becomes Empress of India.
January 20 - The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a
January 21 - The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is formed.
January 26 - Battle of Dogali: Abyssinian troops defeat Italians.
February 23 - The French Riviera is hit by a large earthquake, killing around 2,000.
February 2 - In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
March 4 - Gottlieb Daimler
unveils his first automobile.
April 4 - Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna Madora Salter as the first female mayor
in the United States.
May 9 - Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show opens in London.
June 28 - Minot, North Dakota is incorporated as a city.
July 26 - L. L. Zamenhof publishes "Dr. Esperanto's International Language".
July 27 - Giuseppe Peano marries Carola Crosio.L. L. Zamenhof
completes the creation of the initial version of Esperanto.
U.S. National Institutes of Health founded.Thomas Stevens
is 1st man to bicycle around the world.
Michelson-Morley experiment was performed.
Gramophone patented by Emile Berliner.
The New Gate was built in Jerusalem.
Comptometer patented by Dorr Eugene Felt.Births
January 1 - Wilhelm Canaris
, later head of German Abwehr.
January 3 - August Macke
, painter (d. 1914).
January 10 - Cornelia van Stek
January 19 - Alexander Woollcott
, intellectual (d. 1943).
January 21 - Maude Davis
, later Oldest Person in the World (d. 2002).
January 28 - Artur Rubinstein
, musician, conductor (d. 1982).
February 1 - Charles Nordhoff
, author (d. 1947).
February 2 - Pat Sullivan
, Australian director and producer of animated
films, alleged co-creator of Felix the Cat.
February 3 - Georg Trakl
, poet (d. 1914).
February 6 - Josef Frings
, archbishop of Cologne (d. 1978).
February 11 - Ernst Hanfstängl
, German/US pianist/politician.
February 11 - John van Melle
, South African writer.
February 18 - Nikos Kazantzakis
, poet (d. 1957).
February 20 - Carl Ebert
, opera manager and director (d. 1980).
February 20 - Vincent Massey
, Governor-General of Canada (d. 1967).
February 21 - Catharina van den Houten
February 22 - Pieter Robijn
February 26 - Grover Cleveland Alexander
, Baseball Hall of Famer (d. 1950).
March 3 - Rupert Brooke
March 5 - Heitor Villa-Lobos
, Brazilian composer (d. 1959).
March 14 - Sylvia Beach
March 22 - Chico Marx
, comedian, actor (d. 1961).
March 23 - Juan Gris
, painter and graphic artist (d. 1927).
March 23 - Prince Felix Yussupov
, assassin of Rasputin (d. 1967).
March 24 - Fatty Arbuckle
, actor (d. 1933).
April 3 - Berendina Hendrika van den Houten
April 17 - Maria van den Houten
April 21 - Jannetje Brouwer
April 24 - Elisabeth van den Houten
April 29 - Jan Trimp
April 30 - Leendert van den Houten
May 11 - Paul Wittgenstein
May 26 - Paul Lukas
, actor (d. 1971).
May 28 - Jacoba Hage
May 28 - Jim Thorpe
, athlete (d. 1953).
June 2 - Orrick Johns
, poet & playwright.
June 16 - Cornelis Dales
June 22 - Julian Huxley
, British biologist (d. 1975).
July 18 - Vidkun Quisling
, Norwegian politician and famous traitor.
July 29 - Sigmund Romberg
, composer (d. 1951).
August 9 - Aart van den Houten
August 12 - Erwin Schrödinger
August 17 - Emperor Karl
August 17 - Marcus Mosiah Garvey
, publisher, entrepreneur, black
nationalist (d. 1940).
August 22 - Maria Helena Emma van den Houten
August 26 - Jannetje van der Weele
September 1 - Blaise Cendrars
September 3 - Frank Christian
, jazz musician (d. 1973).
September 8 - Neeltje van den Houten
September 16 - Kamato Hongo
, later Oldest Person in the World..
September 28 - Avery Brundage
, American sports official.
October 1 - Johannes Jacob den Engelsman
October 5 - Johannes Willem Bruggeman
October 6 - Le Corbusier
, Swiss architect (d. 1965).
October 8 - Huntley Gordon
, pioneer Hollywood actor (d. 1956).
October 22 - John Reed
, journalist (d. 1920).
October 26 - Lena Krina van den Houten
November 9 - Krina van den Houten
November 10 - Arnold Zweig
, German writer (d. 1968).
November 17 - Bernard Montgomery
, famous WWII British commander.
November 20 - Hendrika Boogerd
December 12 - Kurt Atterberg
, Swedish composer.
December 13 - Clarence van Houten
December 17 - Maghalina Ida van Almenkerk
December 22 - Srinivasa Aaiyangar Ramanujan
, Indian mathematician.Deaths
February 27 - Alexander Borodin
March 14 - Cornelia van Seters
March 23 - Krina van den Houten
April 13 - Cornelis Janse Volaart
September 29 - Adriaan (Adrianus) van den Houten
October 17 - Gustav Kirchhoff
November 28 - Cornelis Marinus van den Houten
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