January 1 - End of Spanish rule in Cuba.
January 1 - Queens and Staten Island merge with New York City.
January 3 - The first known use of the word "automobile", in an editorial in the
New York Times.
January 17 - United States takes possession of Wake Island.
January 19 - Anglo-Egyptian Sudan is formed.
January 21 - Opel Motors opens for business.
January 22 - Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
February 2 - The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne agrees Australia's
capital (Canberra) should be located between Sydney and Melbourne.
February 4 - Philippine-American War begins as hostilities break out in Manila.
February 6 - Spanish-American War: A peace treaty between the United States and Spain is
ratified by the United States Senate.
February 14 - Voting machines are approved by the United States Congress for use in
March 2 - In Washington, Mount Rainier National Park is established.
March 6 - Bayer registers aspirin as a trademark.
March 20 - At Sing Sing, Martha M. Place becomes the first woman executed in an electric
October 11 - Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the
Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
December 2 - Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino
Thermopylae", is fought.
David Hilbert creates the modern concept of geometry with the publication of his book
Grundlagen der geometrie.
Gordon Douglas is ordained as a Buddhist monk in Myanmar. He is the first westerner to
be ordained in the Theravada tradition.Births
January 3 - Elizabeth van den Houten
January 7 - Francis Poulenc
January 10 - Axel Eggelbrecht
, journalist (d. 1991).
January 11 - Eva LeGallienne
, actress (d. 1991).
January 12 - Paul Hermann Müller
, chemist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine in 1948 (d. 1965).
January 15 - Goodman Ace
, actor, comedian, writer (d. 1982).
January 17 - Al Capone
, gangster, nicknamed "Scarface" (d. 1947).
January 17 - Nevil Shute
, author (d. 1960).
February 6 - Ramon Novarro
, actor (d. 1968).
February 15 - Georges Auric
, composer, member of Les Six.
February 23 - Erich Kästner
, lyricist and narrator (d. 1974).
February 23 - Elisabeth Langgässer
, lyricist, narrator and novelist (d. 1950).
February 27 - Charles Best
, medical scientist (d. 1978).
March 11 - King Frederick IX
of Denmark (d. 1972).
March 18 - Jean Goldkette
, jazz musician (d. 1962).
March 29 - Aart Trimp
April 18 - Izabella van den Houten
April 22 - Vladimir Nabokov
April 23 - Hendrik Zweerus
April 29 - Duke Ellington
, jazz musician, bandleader (d. 1974).
May 1 - Franciscus Andreas van Breugel
May 10 - Jacob Lokker
May 10 - Fred Astaire
, singer, dancer, actor (d. 1987).
May 10 - Dimitri Tiomkin
, composer (d. 1979).
May 12 - Indra Devi
, yogi (d. 2002).
May 21 - Pieternella Cornelia Wilhelmina van Dijl
June 13 - Carlos Chávez
June 30 - Harry Shields
, jazz musician (d. 1971).
July 1 - Jozina van den Houten
July 5 - Marcel Achard
, play and scriptwriter.
July 7 - George Cukor
, film director (d. 1983).
July 11 - E. B. White
July 15 - Sean Lemass
, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1971).
July 16 - Neeltje Johanna Janse
July 21 - Hart Crane
, American poet (d. 1932).
August 11 - Maatje Cornelia van den Houten
August 13 - Alfred Hitchcock
, (film director).
August 14 - Krina Johanna Bakker
August 20 - Aalbrecht Klink
August 24 - Jorge Luis Borges
, Argentinian writer.
September 9 - Brassaï
September 24 - Cornelia van Gilst
September 27 - Benjamin Korpel
October 10 - Margaret Katherina Troast
October 18 - Lucia Carolina de Bruijn
October 21 - Andries Frans Gabrielse
November 15 - Iskander Mirza
, first President of Pakistan (d. 1969).
November 17 - Douglas Shearer
, pioneer motion-picture sound engineer (d. 1971).
December 2 - John Barbirolli
, conductor (d. 1970).
December 18 - Peter Wessel Zapffe
December 25 - Humphrey Bogart
, actor (d. 1957).
December 28 - Eugeniusz Bodo
, famous Polish actor (killed in 1943).William C. Arnoldi
.Nicholas Lester Troast
February 15 - Still born Son Lemson
April 23 - Still born Barmes (boy)
February 25 - Paul Julius Reuter
, founder of the Reuters News Agency.
March 27 - Adriana van den Houten
April 23 - Tona (Thona) Timmerman
May 1 - Franciscus Andreas van Breugel
June 3 - Johann Strauss II
July 20 - Neeltje Johanna Janse
July 21 - Robert G. Ingersoll, American political leader and orator, atheist, American
Civil War Colonel.
August 16 - Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
August 21 - Jozina van den Houten
August 29 - Nicolaas van den Houten
September 1 - Leendert van den Houten
September 27 - Leentje van den Houten
October 23 - Lucia Carolina Robijn
November 10 - Klaartje Laauwe
.Willem van den Houten
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