January 1 - Ellis Island begins accepting immigrants to the United States.
January 14 - Death of Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, second in line heir to the
throne of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Next in line is his younger
brother Prince George of Wales.
January 15 - James Naismith publishes the rules for basketball.
January 20 - At the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, the first official basketball game
February 12 - Former President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is declared a national holiday
in the United States.
March 13 - Ernest Louis, a grandson of Queen Victoria becomes Grand Duke of Hesse
and the Rhine on the death of his father, Grand Duke Louis IV.
May 7 - The Cook Islands issue their first postage stamps.
May 22 - British conquest of Ijebu-Ode marks major extension of colonial power into
May 24 - Prince George of Wales becomes Duke of York.
May 28 - In San Francisco, California, John Muir organizes the Sierra Club.
July 4-18 British general election: Unionist government loses its majority.
August 4 - The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River,
August 9 - Thomas Edison receives a patent for a two-way telegraph.
August 18 William Ewart Gladstone assumes British premiership at head of Liberal
government with Irish Nationalist Party support.
September 15 - Sergei Witte replaces Ivan Vishnegradksy as Russian finance minister.
October 12 - To mark 400 anniversary Columbus Day holiday, the "Pledge of Allegiance"
was first recited in unison by students in US public schools.
October 31 - Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
November 8 - U.S. presidential election, 1892: Grover Cleveland is elected over Benjamin
Harrison and James B. Weaver to win the second of his non-consecutive terms.
November 17 - French troops occupy Abomey, capital of kingdom of Dahomey.
December 5 - John Thompson becomes Canada's fourth prime minister.
Last open land rush is held in Oklahoma.
The Stanley Cup is donated by Sir Frederick Arthur.
Pennsauken is incorporated.Births
January 3 - J. R. R. Tolkien
, British author (d. 1973).
January 6 - Jacoba Roggeband
January 14 - Hal Roach
, film producer (d. 1992).
January 15 - Rex Ingram
, director, writer (d. 1950).
January 18 - Oliver Hardy
, comedian, actor (d. 1957).
January 28 - Ernst Lubitsch
, film director (d. 1947).
January 30 - Krijn Leendert van den Houten
January 31 - Eddie Cantor
, actor, singer (d. 1964).
February 13 - Grant Wood
, painter (d. 1942).
February 15 - James Forrestal
, first United States Secretary of Defense (d. 1949).
February 18 - Wendell Wilkie
, politician, Presidential candidate (d. 1944).
February 22 - Edna St. Vincent Millay
, writer (d. 1950).
February 25 - Wouter van As
February 27 - William Demarest
, actor (d. 1983).
February 29 - Dina van den Houten
March 10 - Arthur Honegger
, composer (d. 1955).
March 10 - Gregory La Cava
, director, producer, writer (d. 1952).
March 30 - Stefan Banach
, great Polish mathematician (d. 1945).
March 11 - Raoul Walsh
, film director (d. 1980).
April 2 - Jack Warner
, Hollywood studio founder (d. 1978).
April 6 - Donald Wills Douglas
, American industrialist (d. 1981).
April 6 - Lowell Thomas
, travel writer (d. 1981).
April 8 - Mary Pickford
, actress, studio founder (d. 1979).
April 11 - Pieter van den Houten
April 12 - Johnny Dodds
, jazz musician (d. 1940).
April 13 - Andries Lemson
April 17 - Arnoldus Johannes van den Houten
April 19 - Germaine Tailleferre
May 6 - Elizabeth van den Houten
May 7 - Archibald MacLeish
, poet, Pulitzer Prize winner (d. 1982).
May 7 - Josip Broz Tito
, president of Yugoslavia (d. 1980).
May 8 - Ezio Pinza
, opera singer (d. 1957).
May 9 - Zita of Bourbon-Parma
, empress of Austria-Hungary (d. 1989).
May 11 - Margaret Rutherford
, actress (d. 1972).
May 12 - Fritz Kortner
May 18 - Pops Foster
, jazz musician (assumed birthdate) (d. 1969).
May 31 - Michel Kikoine
, Belarus painter (d. 1968).
June 25 - A.A. van Dijk
June 27 - Jan Jonker
June 27 - Elisabeth Kesteloo
July 23 - Haile Selassie I
, Ethiopian emperor (d. 1975).
August 5 - Johannes Cornelis de Bruijn
August 6 - Johanna de Jonge
August 12 - Andries van den Houten
September 4 - Darius Milhaud
September 11 - Sophia Christina van As
September 13 - Sara van den Houten
September 15 - Catharina Kleijn
October 9 - Marina Tsvetaeva
, Russian poet.
October 23 - Gummo Marx
, actor, comedian, Marx brothers (d. 1977).
October 24 - Adriana Anna Barbier
October 28 - Dink Johnson
, jazz musician (d. 1954).
October 31 - Alexander Alekhine
, chess champion.
November 2 - Adriaantje Kievit
November 5 - J. B. S. Haldane
, British geneticist.
November 13 - Lientje den Engelsman
November 13 - Hermanus Johannes Korbee
November 19 - Jeremias Johannes Zweerus
December 2 - Leo Ornstein
, composer and pianist (d. 2002).
December 4 - Francisco Franco
, Spanish dictator, 1939 - 1975.
December 11 - Neeltje van den Houten
December 12 - Herman Potocnik Noordung
, Slovene astronautic pioneer and
rocket engineer (d. 1929).
December 31 - Elizabeth Arentje van Veen
.Aaron Jacob Troast
born in Latvia, religious leader (Dievturiba).Bruno Schulz
, Polish writer and painter.Deaths
January 14 - Prince Albert Victor
, Duke of Clarence, second in line heir to the throne of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
January 19 - Willemina van der Vlugt
January 21 - John Couch Adams
January 31 - Charles Spurgeon
February 4 - Teun van den Houten
February 11 - Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni
February 26 - Willem de Wijs
March 13 - Grand Duke Louis IV
of Hesse and the Rhine.
March 17 - Pieter Konstant Dalebout
March 26 - Walt Whitman
, American poet.
April 25 - William Backhouse Astor
, Jr., member of the Astor family.
April 26 - Sir Provo William Perry Wallis
, British Admiral and naval hero.
May 29 - Bahaullah
, Prophet-Founder of the Bahá'í Faith.
June 9 - William Stairs
, Victorian explorer.
June 16 - Hendrica (Henderika, Rika, Rieka) van den Houten
August 4 - Leendert van den Houten
September 7 - Elizabeth van den Houten
October 23 - Emin Pasha
, German doctor, naturalist to Africa.
December 2 - Jay Gould
, American financier.
December 6 - Werner von Siemens
, German inventor and industrialist.
December 21 - Poulus (Paulus) Ruit
, French philologist and historian.To my Homepage