January 6 - Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class
children in Rome (Casa dei Bambini in San Lorenzo).
January 14 - An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than a 1,000.
January 23 - Charles Curtis from Kansas, becomes the first Native American US Senator.
March 5 - The new Duma is opened in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators
had to be dispersed by Russian troops.
May 27 - A Bubonic plague outbreak begins in San Francisco, California.
July 25 - Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
July 29 - Sir Robert Baden-Powell founds the Boy Scouts movement with the first scout
camp at Brownsea Island.
September 26 - New Zealand becomes a dominion.
November 16 - Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory become Oklahoma and are
admitted as the 46th U.S. state.
The Diamond Sutra of AD 868, a Buddhist scripture later dated as earliest example of
block printing, is discovered in the Mogao Caves.
The triode thermionic amplifier invented by Lee DeForest, starting the development of
electronics as a practical technology.
The Autochrome Lumière is the first color photography process marketed.Births
January 3 - Ray Milland
, actor (d. 1986).
January 19 - Lilian Harvey
, actress (d. 1968).
January 20 - Barbara Stanwyck
, actress (d. 1990).
January 20 - Paula Wessely
, actress (d. 2000).
January 23 - Dan Durya
, actor (d. 1968).
January 25 - Antoinetta Harmina van den Houten
February 1 - Günter Eich
, lyricist (d. 1972).
February 11 - E. W. Swanton
, author & sports commentator (d. 1990).
February 15 - Cesar Romero
, actor (d. 1994).
February 17 - Buster Crabbe
, swimming champion, actor (d. 1983).
February 21 - W. H. Auden
, English poet (d. 1973).
February 22 - Robert Young
, actor (d. 1998).
February 22 - Sheldon Leonard
, actor, writer, director, producer (d. 1997).
Febrary 24 - Izak Maarten van Oeveren
February 27 - Mildred Bailey
, jazz performer (d. 1951).
March 8 - Constantine Caramanlis
, Greek politician (d. 1998).
March 11 - Helmut von Moltke
, jurist (d. 1945).
March 15 - Zarah Leander
, actress and singer (d. 1981).
March 19 - Jozefina Antoinette Alberthina van den Houten
March 21 - Samuel van den Houten
April 3 - Iron Eyes Cody
, actor (d. 1999).
April 12 - Felix de Weldon
, sculptor (d. 2003).
April 26 - Cornelis van den Houten
April 29 - Tino Rossi
, French singer (d. 1983).
May 8 - Wof Stefan Traugott Graf von Baudissin
, general (d. 1993).
May 9 - Baldur von Schirach
, Nazi official (d. 1974).
May 11 - Rose Ausänder
, poet (d. 1988).
May 12 - Katharine Hepburn
, actress (d. 2003).
May 13 - Dame Daphne du Maurier
, author (d. 1989).
May 14 - Ayub Khan
, President of Pakistan (d. 1974).
May 22 - Herge
, Belgian writer-artist (d. 1983).
May 22 - Sir Laurence Olivier
, actor, director (d. 1989).
May 26 - John Wayne
("The Duke"), actor (d. 1979).
May 30 - Elly Beinhorn
June 14 - René Char
, French poet (d. 1988).
July 6 - Frida Kahlo
, Mexican painter (d. 1954).
July 7 - Robert Heinlein
, American (science fiction author).
August 13 - Viscount William Waldorf Astor
, British parliamentarian (d. 1966).
August 24 - Maarten Lokker
September 15 - Fay Wray
September 18 - Leon Askin
September - Nicolaas Jan Jacobus Storm
October 2 - Maaike Bas
October 3 - Marinus Adriaan Padmos
October 5 - Mrs. Miller
, singer (d. 1997).
October 9 - Quintin Hogg
, later Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone, British politician (d. 2001).
October 15 - Varian Fry
, ran an escape network in wartime Marseille, France (d. 1967).
October 17 - Johannes Jochems
October 19 - Roger Wolfe Kahn
, band leader (d. 1962).
November 3 - Leendert Jacob van den Houten
November 3 - Adriaantje Wilhelmina de Zwarte
November 8 - Gerrit van den Houten
November 14 - Astrid Lindgren
, Swedish author of children's books (d. 2002).
December 7 - [Lily] Teresa Ferster Glazier
(Glazier is her married name), American author
of The Least You Should Know About English.
December 23 - James Roosevelt
, businessman, politician (d. 1991).
December 27 - Johann Wilhelm Trollmann
, German boxer (d. 1943).Ismail Nasiruddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Zainal Abidin III
, later Sultan of Terengganu
and 4th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.Still born
November 16 - Still born van As
January 20 - Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
, periodic table.
January 31 - Timothy Eaton
, department store founder.
February 11 - Peter J. Savelberg
, Dutch monastery founder.
March 18 - N.N. van den Houten
May 12 - Joris-Karl Huysmans
May 19 - Benjamin Baker
, English engineer.
August 15 - Joseph Joachim
August 16 - James Hector
September 4 - Edvard Grieg
September 22 - N.N. Zweerus. (boy)
November 19 - Hendrik ten Haaf
November 25 - Adriaan van den Houten
December 17 - Lord Kelvin
, physicist and engineer, created kelvin temperature scale.
December 23 - Adriaantje (Adrianje) van Kerkhoven
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