January 1 - New York City annexes The Bronx.
January 23 - Marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, to Grand
Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia, only daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia.
January - Signing of the Pangkor Treaty (also known as the Pangkor Engagement), by which
the British extended their control over, first the Sultanate of Perak and later the other
independent Malay States.
February 23 - Walter Clopton Wingfield patents a game called "sphairistike" which is more
commonly called lawn tennis.
March 18 - Hawaii signs a treaty with the United States granting exclusive trading rights.
May 20 - Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive a US patent for blue jeans with copper rivets.
July 1 - the first public zoo in the U.S. opens, at Philadelphia.
July 24 - Mathew Evans and Henry Woodward patent the first incandescent lamp with an
electric light bulb.
November 7 - A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first
important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party .
November 25 - The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party made
primarily of farmers financially hurt by the Panic of 1873.
Home Rule Movement created to protest British Government control over Ireland.
First Impressionist exhibition, Paris; name coined in hostile review of Claude Monet's
Opening of the Agra canal in India.Births
January 1 - Gustav Albin Weißkopf
, later known as Gustave Albin Whitehead,
German-American aviation pioneer.
January 16 - Robert William Service
, poet (+ 1958).
January 21 - Frederick Madison Smith
, American religious leader and author.
January 25 - William Somerset Maugham
, (+ 1965).
January 29 - John D. Rockefeller Jr.
February 1 - Hugo von Hofmannsthal
, lyricist, dramatist, narrator, and essayist (+ 1929).
February 3 - Gertrude Stein
, writer and patron of the arts (+ 1946).
February 9 - Amy Lowell
, poet (+ 1925).
February 11 - Elsa Beskow
(Maartman), Swedish children's book/fairy tales author.
February 11 - Fritz Bennicke Hart
February 17 - Thomas J. Watson
, computer pioneer, first president of IBM.
February 21 - The Oakland Daily Tribune publishes its first newspaper.
February 24 - Honus Wagner
, Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.
March 16 - Leendert Kamerling
March 20 - Cornelia Buijtelaar
March 20 - Börries von Münchhausen
, poet (+ 1945).
March 24 - Harry Houdini
March 26 - Robert Frost
, poet (+ 1963).
March 29 - Lou Hoover
, First Lady of the United States (+ 1944).
April 22 - Marinus Franciscus van den Houten
April 25 - Guglielmo Marconi
, Italian inventor, "the father of radio", recipient of the
Nobel Prize in physics 1909 (+ 1937).
May 6 - Gerbrand van den Houten
May 8 - Adriaan van den Houten
May 29 - Gilbert Keith Chesterton
June 11 - Lyman Gilmore
, Choctaw Native American airplane pioneer.
June 16 - Arthur Meighen
, the ninth Prime Minister of Canada.
July 14 - Abbas II
, a khedive of Egypt.
July 16 - Jan Johannes den Hartog
July 26 - Johanna van den Houten
August 29 - Kommertje van den Houten
September 5 - Jan Adrianus Padmos
September 13 - Arnold Schoenberg
, Austrian composer.
September 21 - Gustav Holst
, English composer.
September 29 - Dina van den Berge
October 20 - Charles Ives
, musician, composer.
October 26 - Martin Lowry
, English physical chemist.
October 30 - Bin Ueda
, Japanese writer.
November 15 - Franciscus Andreas van Breugel
November 30 - Lucy Maude Montgomery
, Canadian author.
December 1 - Lucy Stoutjesdyk
December 5 - Dirk ten Haaf
December 7 - Jacob van den Houten
December 13 - Josef Lhévinne
, pianist (+ 1944).
December 15 - Shoken Kamitsukasa
, Japanese writer.
December 22 - Franz Schmidt
, composer.Leuntje (Lucy) van Houten
November 10 - Stillborn van den Houten (girl)
January 28 - Aart van den Houten
February 8 - David Friedrich Strauss
, German theologian.
February 23 - Jan van den Berge
March 8 - Millard Fillmore
, 13th President of the United States 1850-1853.
April 17 - Cornelis Stoutjesdijk
May 5 - Jan Bos
June 17 - Johannes Jobzn (Jobse) Beije
July 14 - Jan Luikaart
October 29 - Annetje van der Kroon
December 1 - Kommertje van den Houten
December 3 - Paulus (Poulus) Berman
December 24 - Geertje van den Houten
.Constantin von Tischendorf
, Biblical scholar.To my Homepage