January 8 - A fire at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago causes a good deal of
January 9 - New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated
telephone switchboard (Lexington, Massachusetts).
February 15 - 04:51 GMT , French anarchist Martial Boudin attempts to destroy the Royal
Greenwich Observatory , London, England with a bomb.
March 12 - For the first time Coca-Cola is sold in bottles.
March 25 - Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon,
Ohio for Washington D.C.
May - outbreak of bubonic plague in the Tai Ping Shan area of Hong Kong. The disease
killed a total of 2,552 people in the territory that year.
May 1 - Coxey's Army arrives in Washington D.C.
May 11 - Pullman Strike: Three thousand Pullman Palace Car Company workers go on a
"wildcat" (without union approval) strike in Illinois.
June 23 - International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the
initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
July 4 - The short-lived Republic of Hawaii is proclaimed by Sanford B. Dole.
September 1 - Great Hinckley Fire: A forest fire in Hinckley, Minnesota kills more than
September 4 - In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions.
October 20 (O.S.) = November 1 (N.S.) - Russian Tsar Alexander III dies and is succeeded
by his son Nicholas II.
December 18 - Women in South Australia become the first in Australia to gain the right to
vote and to be elected to Parliament.
December 21 - Mackenzie Bowell becomes Canada's fifth prime minister.
1894 in sports
March 22 - The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts. Births
January 6 - Maria van den Houten
January 18 - Jan Willem Vlierboom
January 20 - Walter Piston
January 23 - Pieter van den Houten
January 25 - Maria van den Houten
January 30 - King Boris III
of Bulgaria (d. 1943).
January 31 - Isham Jones
, jazz musician (d. 1956).
February 1 - John Ford
, director, producer (d. 1973).
February 8 - Ludwig Marcuse
, author and philosopher (d. 1971).
February 10 - Harold Macmillan
, Prime Minister of Great Britain (d. 1986).
February 11 - Alfonso Leng
February 11 - Isaac Kolthooff
February 13 - Herman Hugo Louis van den Houten
February 14 - Jack Benny
, actor, comedian (d. 1974).
February 18 - Catharina Adriana Lothera van den Houten
February 24 - Cornelia Johanna Breur
February 28 - Ben Hecht
, playwright, film writer (d. 1964).
March 7 - Bertus Pieter van den Houten
March 7 - Pieter Paulus Morijn
March 10 - Anna Jozina Maria Mertens
March 17 - Paul Green
, novelist, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (d. 1981).
March 19 - Joe Venuti
, jazz musician and violinist (d. 1978).
March 19 - Moms Mabley
, comedienne (d. 1975).
March 23 - Aagje Kleijn
April 10 - Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla
, Indian industrialist, Gandhian and educationist.
April 13 - Arthur Fadden
, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973).
April 15 - Bessie Smith
, blues singer (d. 1937).
April 17 - Lambrecht van (de) Luitgaren
April 17 - Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev
, Soviet politician and leader.
April 26 - Rudolf Hess
, Nazi official (d. 1987).
May 6 - Pieter van Dijk
May 11 - Martha Graham
, dancer, choreographer (d. 1991).
May 12 - Gerrit van Dijl
May 20 - Adela Rogers St. Johns
, author (d. 1988).
May 27 - Dashiell Hammett
, author of detective novels (d. 1961).
May 31 - Fred Allen
June 5 - Roy Thomson
, publisher (d. 1976).
June 14 - Grand Duchess Marie Adelaide
June 17 - Gerrit Robijn
June 23 - King Edward VIII
of the United Kingdom.
July 19 - Jacobus Willem Boslooper
July 19 - Khawaja Nazimuddin
, second Prime Minister of Pakistan (+ 1965).
July 24 - Marinus den Engelsman
August 17 - Kornelis van den Houten
September 4 - Antonia Petronella Pieters
September 13 - J. B. Priestley
, English novelist and playwright (d. 1984).
September 15 - Jean Renoir
, Film Director.
September 24 - Tommy Armour
, professional golfer (d. 1968).
September 28 - Arjaantje van Huizen
October 5 - Bevil Rudd
, South African athlete.
October 7 - Del Lord
, pioneer Hollywood director (d. 1970).
October 14 - E. E. Cummings
, American poet.
October 15 - Moshe Sharett
, second Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1965).
October 16 - Lena Kleijn
October 25 - Claude Cahun
, Photographer and Writer (Born Lucy Schwob) (d. 1954).
November 2 - Janna Finson
November 2 - Alexander Lippisch
, German aerodynamicist (d. 1976).
December 5 - Aren van den Houten
December 19 - Gerritje Trimp
December 20 - Robert Menzies
, twelfth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1978).Chaim Soutine
, painter.Still born
July 17 - Still born Son Lemson
January 7 - Isabella Cornelisse
February 4 - Adolphe Sax
, instrument maker, inventor of the saxophone.
February 11 - Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera
March 30 - Sergey Ilyushin
, Russian aerospace engineer.
May 14 - Aagtje Beije
June 3 - Karl Eduard Zachariae
, Expert on Byzantine Law.
September 15 - Leendert Kleijn
October 24 - Alexander III
of Russia, Tsar.
November 20 - Anton Rubinstein
, pianist and composer.
November 25 - Solomon Caesar Malan
, orientalist (b. 1812).
December 3 - Robert Louis Stevenson
December 9 - Marinus den Engelsman
December 10 - Paulina van den Houten
December 12 - John Sparrow David Thompson
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