January 4 - The first successful appendectomy is performed (Dr. William Grant; patient
was Mary Gartside).
January 20 - L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.
January 26 - Troops loyal to the Mahdi conquer Khartoum.
February 5 - King Leopold II of Belgium establishes the Congo Free State as a personal
February 9 - The first Japanese arrive in Hawaii.
February 18 - Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.
February 21 - The newly completed Washington Monument is dedicated.
February 26 - Final Act of the Berlin Conference regulates European colonisation and trade
March 3 - A subsidiary of the American Bell Telephone Company, American Telephone
and Telegraph (AT&T), is incorporated in New York.
March 4 - Grover Cleveland replaces Chester A. Arthur as President of the United States.
March-May - North-West Rebellion took place and was put down in Canada.
March 31 - The United Kingdom establishes a protectorate over Bechuanaland.
May 9-12 - Canadian government forces inflict decisive defeat on Métis rebels at the
Battle of Batoche.
July 6 - Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies. The patient is Joseph
Meister; a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
September 2 - In Rock Springs, Wyoming, 150 white miners attack their Chinese
coworkers, killing 28, wounding 15, and forcing several hundred more out of town.
September 18 - Union of Eastern Rumelia with Bulgaria proclaimed at Plovdiv.
November 7 - Canadian Pacific Railway finished: In Craigellachie, British Columbia,
construction ends on a railway extending across Canada. Prime Minister John A.
Macdonald considered the project to be vital to Canada.
November 14-28 - Serbo-Bulgarian War: Serbia declares war against Bulgaria but is
defeated in Battle of Slivnitsa on November 17-19.
November 16 - Canadian rebel leader of the Métis, Louis Riel is executed for high treason.
December 1 - The US Patent Office acknowledges this date as the day Dr Pepper was
served for the very first time; the exact date of Dr Pepper's invention is unknown.
Creation of the first genuine bicycle, the Rover, by John K Starley.
John Boyd Dunlop invents the pneumatic tyre.
W.S. Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan's The Mikado.Births
January 4 - Johannes Jacob de Engelsman
January 8 - John Curtin
, fourteenth Prime Minister of Australia, (d. 1945).
January 11 - Alice Paul
, women's rights activist.
January 21 - Umberto Nobile
, politician and airship designer (d. 1978).
January 27 - Eduard Künnecke
, composer (d. 1953).
January 27 - Jerome Kern
, composer (d. 1945).
January 29 - Leadbelly
February 1 - Jacomina Johanna van der Weele
February 7 - Sinclair Lewis
February 9 - Alban Berg
, Austrian composer.
February 9 - Anita Ree
, painter (d. 1933).
February 13 - Bess Truman
, First Lady, wife of President Harry S. Truman.
February 15- Her Serene Highness Princess Alice of Battenberg
February 21 - Sacha Guitry
, dramatist, writer, director, actor (d. 1957).
February 24 - Chester Nimitz
, United States admiral (d. 1966).
March 2 - Neeltje van den Houten
March 5 - Cornelis Marinus Bakker
March 6 - Ring Lardner
, writer (d. 1933).
March 11 - Sir Malcolm Campbell
, land and water racer(d. 1948).
March 13 - Elizabeth Robijn
March 31 - Pascin
, the "Prince of Montparnasse".
April 1 - Wallace Beery
, actor (d. 1949).
April 3 - Allan Dwan
, film director (d. 1981).
April 4 - Arthur Murray
April 10 - Jan van den Houten
April 11 - Catharina de Jong
April 30 - Teunis Willem van den Houten
May 2 - Hedda Hopper
, columnist (d. 1966).
May 7 - George 'Gabby' Hayes
, actor (d. 1969).
May 14 - Otto Klemperer
May 22 - Toyoda Soemu
, Japanese admiral of World War II.
May 30 - Willem ten Haaf
June 14 - E. L. Grant Watson
June 22 - Leendert Bruggeman
June 22 - Milan Vidmar
, Slovene electrical engineer and chess player (+ 1962).
July 13 - Marinus de Fouw
September 11 - D.H. Lawrence
September 22 - Ben Chifley
, Australian Prime Minister.
October 7 - Niels Bohr
, Danish physicist (d. 1962).
October 8 - Anna van den Berge
October 10 - Cornelia Rijnberg
October 18 - Pieter Redert
November 23 - Jozua van den Houten
November 23 - Elizabeth van den Houten
November 25 - Maria van den Houten
December 4 - Izaak Leendert van As
December 19 - Joe King Oliver
, jazz musician (d. 1938).
December 29 - Arentje van den Houten
March 10 - Jan Dourleyn
March 16 - Maria Bakker
April 2 - Justo Rufino Barrios
, Central American leader.
April 17 - Cornelis van den Houten
May 13 - Johannes Jacob de Engelsman
May 22 - Victor Hugo
August 10 - Klaas Beije
August 10 - James Wilson Marshall
, contractor and builder of Sutter's Mill.
October 19 - Klara Hendrika van den Houten
November 16 - Louis Riel
, Canadian Métis leader (hanged for treason).
November 25 - King Alfonso XII
December 8 - William Henry Vanderbilt
, entrepreneur.To my Homepage