January 1 - Brooklyn, New York merges with New York City.
January 4 - A British force is ambushed by Chief Ologbosheri, son-in-law of the Oba of
Benin. This leads to a Punitive Expedition against Benin.
February 2 - The Pennsylvania state capitol is destroyed by fire.
February 18- Benin is put to the torch by the Punitive Expedition.
March 4 - William McKinley succeeds Grover Cleveland s President of the United States.
April 5 - "Ordinance of April 5," equalizing German and Czech in Bohemia, signed in
Austria-Hungary (see Kasimir Felix Graf von Badeni).
April 27 - Grant's Tomb is dedicated.
May 19 - Oscar Wilde is released from prison.
June 2 - Mark Twain, responding to rumors that he was dead, is quoted by the New York
Journal as saying, "The report of my death was an exaggeration."
July 17 - Klondike Gold Rush begins when first successful prospectors arrive in Seattle.
July 25 - Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his
first successful stories.
August 29 - First Zionist Congress convenes in Basel, Switzerland.
September 1 - The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North
December 28 - The play Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand, premieres in Paris.
December 30 - Natal annexes Zululand.
Queen Victoria celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.
France allows women to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.Births
January 3 - Pola Negri
, actress (d. 1987).
January 3 - Marion Davies
, actress (d. 1961).
January 5 - Hendrik Arie Splinter
January 12 - Nicolina Cornelia van den Houten
January 23 - Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky
, architect (d. 2000).
Februari - Abraham Leendert Kraak
February 4 - Ludwig Erhard
February 6 - Pieter Johannes Trimp
February 10 - John F. Enders
, scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine (d. 1985).
February 10 - Dame Judith Anderson
, actress (d. 1992).
February 11 - Yves de La Casiniere
March 1 - Cornelis Witte
March 4 - Lefty O'Doul
, baseball star, restauranteur (d. 1969).
March 5 - Soong May-ling aka Madame Chiang Kai-Shek.
March 11 - Neeltje van den Houten
March 15 - Jackson Scholz
, American sprinter.
March 22 - Jan Jacobus van den Houten
March 24 - Wilhelm Reich
, psychotherapist (d. 1957).
March 27 - Gloria Swanson
, actress (d. 1983).
March 28 - Sepp Herberger
, football coach (d. 1977).
April 7 - Walter Winchell
, broadcaster, journalist (d. 1972).
April 9 - John B. Gambling
, radio talk-show host (d. 1974).
April 12 - Elizabeth Zweerus
April 23 - Johannes van den Houten
April 26 - Olga Tschechowa
, actress (d. 1980).
April 26 - Douglas Sirk
, director (d. 1987).
April 26 - Eddie Eagan
, US sportsman.
April 27 - Wijnanda Braber
April 27 - Mary
, Princess Royal.
May 14 - Sidney Bechet
, jazz musician (d. 1959).
May 18 - Frank Capra
, producer, director, writer (d. 1991).
May 19 - Frank Luke
, World War I fighter ace (d. 1918).
May 28 - Jacomina Legemate (Legemaate)
June 10 - Grand Duchess Tatiana
of Russia (d. 1918).
June 13 - Paavo Nurmi
, Finnish runner.
June 14 - Pieter Daleboudt
June 15 - Cornelis Lokker
July 11 - Blind Lemon Jefferson
July 24 - Amelia Earhart
August 2 - Max Weber
, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974).
August 22 - Nicolaas Jacobus Mertens
August 27 - Johannes Jozua Morijn
August 28 - Charles Boyer
September 8 - Jimmie Rodgers
September 11 - Marina Fokker
September 12 - Irene Joliot-Curie
September 22 - Joris Jacobus de Bruijn
September 23 - Walter Pidgeon
, actor (d. 1984).
September 25 - William Faulkner
September 26 - Pope Paul VI
October 3 - Jacob van der Holst
October 11 - Maria van den Houten
October 11 - Janna van den Houten
December 5 - Clasina Johanna Elisabeth van der Heiden
December 18 - Fletcher Henderson
, jazz musician (d. 1952).Stillborn
September 22 - Stillborn Barmes (boy)
December 30 - Stillborn Troast
January 4 - Marinus Verseput
January - 18 - Jan van den Houten
March 26 - Adriaantje de Witte
April 3 - Johannes Brahms
September 9 - Richard Holt Hutton
, English writer and theologian.
September 21 - Wilhelm Wattenbach
, German historian.
October 7 - Cornelia Groenleer
October 27- Princess Mary Adelaide
of Cambridge, mother of Queen Mary.
October 29 - Henry George
November 10 - Fokje (Fokelina) Jans Boonstra
.Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie
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