January 4 - The Fabian Society is founded in London.
February 1 - Edition one of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
March 13 - The siege of Khartoum, Sudan begins (ends on January 26, 1885).
April 22 - Colchester eathquake, England; the UK's most destructive.
May 1 - the first proclamation of eight-hour workday by the Federation of Organized
Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. May 1st, called May Day or Labour
Day, is now a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.
July 5 - Germany takes possession of Cameroon.
August 5 - The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island in New
October - International Meridian Conference in Washington DC fixes the Greenwich
meridian as the world's prime meridian.
October 6 - United States Naval War College established in Newport, Rhode Island.
October 18 - University of Wales, Bangor (UK) founded.
November 1 - The Irish Gaelic Athletic Association is founded in Thurles, Ireland.
November 4 - U.S. presidential election: Democrat Grover Cleveland defeats Republican
James G. Blaine in a very close contest to win the first of his non-consecutive terms.
December 1 - American Old West - Near Frisco, New Mexico (now Reserve, New
Mexico), deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want
to kill him for arresting cowboy Charles McCarthy (the cowboys were terrorizing the
area's Hispanos and Baca was working against them).
December 6 - Washington Monument was completed.
December 16 - World Cotton Centennial World's Fair opens in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Stefan-Boltzmann law reformulated by Ludwig Boltzmann.
British Police officers go on armed patrol in London.Births
January 2 - Oscar Micheaux
, African-American, filmmaker & author (d. 1951).
January 12 - Texas Guinan
, vaudeville performer (d. 1933).
January 13 - Sophie Tucker
, singer, comedienne, vaudeville performer (d. 1966).
January 21 - Roger Baldwin
, ACLU president, social activist (d. 1981).
January 25 - Pieternella Dirkje van Hees
January 28 - Auguste Piccard
, physicist (d. 1962).
January 31 - Theodor Heuss
, politician and publicist (d. 1963).
February 12 - Jakob Dingeman van den Houten
February 12 - Max Beckmann
, painter and graphic artist (d. 1950).
February 12 - Marie Vassilieff
, artist (d. 1957).
February 16 - Robert J. Flaherty
, filmmaker (d. 1951).
February 28 - Jacobus van den Houten
March 13 - Oskar Loerke
, lyricist, narrator and essayist (d. 1941).
March 13 - Sir Hugh Walpole
, novelist (d. 1941).
March 17 - Alcide Nunez
, jazz musician (d. 1934).
March 26 - Wilhelm Backhaus
, pianist (d. 1969).
April 2 - Adriana van den Houten
April 4 - Isoroku Yamamoto
, naval commander (d. 1943).
April 6 - Walter Huston
, Academy Award winning actor (d. 1950).
May 1 - Henry Norwest
, one of the most famous snipers of World War I.
May 8 - Harry S. Truman
, former President of the United States (d. 1972).
May 14 - Claude Dornier
, aircraft designer (d. 1969).
May 19 - Cornelia van den Houten
May 27 - Max Brod
, author (d. 1968).
May 28 - Edvard Benes
, politician (d. 1948).
June 8 - Cornelis van den Houten
June 26 - Nicolaas Cornelis van Dijl
July 12 - Amedeo Modigliani
, painter, sculptor.
July 14 - Anthonie van Eijk
July 23 - Emil Jannings
August 14 - Izak Verton
August 22 - Pieternella van den Houten
September 19 - Nicolasine Sinoo
September 23 - Jannetje van As
October 10 - Cornelis Natte
October 11 - Eleanor Roosevelt
, human rights activist, wife of US president.
November 15 - Marinus Barend Smits
November 19 - José Raúl Capablanca
, Cuban chess player (d. 1942).
November 23 - Adriaan Johannes van As
December 11 - Jacobus Karel Barbier
December 27 - Cornelia (Katie) van Houten
December 28 - Johanna Maria Noevers
December 30 - Tojo Hideki
, Japanese wartime prime minister.Stillborn
April 5 - Stillborn van den Houten
January 25 - Johann Gottfried Piefke
, conductor and composer.
March 21 - Ezra Abbot
, american bible scholar.
April 4 - Marie Bashkirtseff
April 9 - Maatje Beije
May 12 - Bedrich Smetana
May 13 - Cyrus McCormick
May 15 - Maarten Quant
May 19 - Jakob Dingeman van den Houten
May 24 - Arentje (Arendje) van den Houten
June 7 - Jan van den Houten
June 25 - Hans Rott
July 10 - Paul Morphy
, American chess player.
August 14 - Cornelia van den Houten
August 28 - Catharina Brouwer
September 6 - Wouter Volaart
October 7 - Pantel van Eesteren
October 31 - Cornelis van den Ouden
November 1 - Neeltje van der Slik
November 25: Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe
, chemist.To my Homepage