Events in year of 1894

  • 01-01Denmark adopts Mid-European time
  • 01-01Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
  • 01-04France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
  • 01-07Motion picture experiment of comedian Fred Ott filmed sneezing
  • 01-09"Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" released in movie theaters
  • 01-13Revolution in Sicily crushed by government troops
  • 01-21Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 seconds
  • 01-23G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
  • 01-25James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 01-271st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11
  • 01-27Midwinter Fair opens in Golden Gate Park
  • 01-30Pneumatic hammer patented by Charles King of Detroit
  • 01-30US flag fired on in Rio; prompt satisfaction exacted by Admiral Benham
  • 02-02US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
  • 02-031st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched in Bath, Maine
  • 02-05Female suffrage organization in Amsterdam forms
  • 02-08Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks
  • 02-14Venus is both a morning star and evening star
  • 02-16British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
  • 02-24Nicaragua captures Tegucigalpa, Honduras (National Day, sort of)
  • 03-031st Greek-language publication in US begins, "NY Atlantis"
  • 03-034th and last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • 03-04Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • 03-05Seattle authorizes 1st municipal employment office in US
  • 03-08New York passes 1st state dog license law
  • 03-12Pittsburgh issues free season tickets for ladies on Tuesday and Friday
  • 03-13J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 03-17US and China sign treaty preventing Chinese laborers from entering US
  • 03-22Stanley Cup: Mont AAA beat Ottawa Generals, 3-1 (1st Cup game ever)
  • 03-2437 miners killed at Franklin, Washington

People born in year of 1894

  • 01-02Robert Nathan: NYC, New York -- Poet, Novelist (Portrait of Jennie)
  • 01-04Wesley La Violette: Composer
  • 01-07Jose Rozo Contreras: Composer
  • 01-09Henryk Stazewski: Polish abstract painter / graphic artist
  • 01-10Reginald Denham: London, England -- Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed)
  • 01-11Jaroslav Vogel: Composer
  • 01-15Edmond Rubbens: Belgian attorney / Minister of colonization
  • 01-16Guy Chamberlin: Early NFL end / coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
  • 01-18Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff: Dutch parapsychologist
  • 01-20Harold L Gray: Creator (Little Orphan Annie)
  • 01-20Walter Hamor Piston: Rockland, Maine -- Composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • 01-22Charles Morgan: England, United Kingdom -- Writer (Fountain)
  • 01-22Matt McHugh: Pennsylvania, United States -- Actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast, Innocent Affair)
  • 01-23Remy Angenot: Flemish actor (Patriot / Idiot)
  • 01-27Fritz Pollard: Early black NFL star (1920-26)
  • 01-30Boris III: Czar of Bulgaria (1918-43)
  • 01-30Marcel Canneel: Flemish painter (Reuzenstoet)
  • 01-31Percy Helton: New York, United States -- Actor (Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men)
  • 02-08Ludwig Marcuse: German philosopher
  • 02-10[Maurice] Harold MacMillan: London, England -- (C) British Prime Minister (1957-63)
  • 02-11Alfonso Leng: Composer
  • 02-11Isaac M Kolthoff: Chemist (Massenanalyse)
  • 02-15Oswaldo Aranha: Brazil -- Lawyer / Statesman (1st President of UN)
  • 02-18Andres Segovia: Linares, Spain -- Guitarist
  • 02-19Herb Pennock: Hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • 02-22Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach: Composer
  • 02-25Ernst Friedrich: Breslau, Germany -- Pacifist (War Against War!)
  • 02-25Howard Wendell: Poland -- Actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
  • 02-27Robert-Lucien Siohan: Composer
  • 03-02Renaat Veremans: Flemish composer / conductor

People died in year of 1894

  • 01-08Pierre-Joseph van Beneden: Paleont (life of tapeworms), dies at 84
  • 01-19Francois Haverschmidt: Dutch writer, dies at 58
  • 01-21Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu: Composer, dies at 24
  • 02-04Antoine J "Adolphe" Sax: Instrument maker (saxophone), dies at 79
  • 02-11Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-13Franjo Racki: Croatian Historian / politician, dies at 65
  • 02-19Ernesto Camillo Sivori: Composer, dies at 78
  • 02-21Gustave Caillebotte: French shipbuilding designer / painter, dies at 45
  • 02-25James Morrison Steele Mackaye: US actor / Author / director, dies at 51
  • 03-20Lajos Kossuth: Hungarian freedom fighter / President (1849), dies at 91
  • 03-21Jacob Rosenhaim: Composer, dies at 80
  • 03-24Robert Prescott Stewart: Composer, dies at 68
  • 03-27Verney L Cameron: English explorer (Tanganyika), dies at 49
  • 04-08Bankim C Chattopadhyaya: Writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55
  • 05-21August A Kundt: German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
  • 05-24William Joseph Westbrook: Composer, dies at 63
  • 06-05Immanuel Faisst: Composer, dies at 70
  • 06-24M F Sadi Carnot: President of France (1887-94), murdered at about 56
  • 07-01Julius PJA van Nyevelt: Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 77
  • 07-05Betty Paoli: Writer
  • 07-08Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov: Composer
  • 07-13Juventino Rosas: Composer, dies at 26
  • 07-18Leconte de Lisle: Writer, dies at 75
  • 08-03George Inness: US landscape Painter (Delaware Water Gap), dies at 69
  • 08-16Herman van der Tuuk: Dutch linguist (Toba Batak grammar), dies at 70
  • 08-18William Charles Levey: Composer, dies at 57
  • 08-26PPH van Ham: General Major, dies in battle on Lombok
  • 09-12Rafael Nunez: Colombia -- 3 times President, dies at 68
  • 11-01Aleksandr III A Romanov: Czar of Russia (1881-94), dies at 49
  • 11-20Anton Rubinstein: Russian Composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64

Events in year of 1895

  • 01-01Norway adopts Mid-European time
  • 01-05French Captain Alfred Dreyfus, convicted of treason, publicly stripped of his rank; later declared innocent
  • 01-05Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • 01-15Albert Trott takes 8-43 on Test debut, then a record
  • 01-15French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
  • 01-17French President Casimir-Perier resigns
  • 01-22National Association of Manufacturers organized in Cincinnati
  • 01-30C J Eady (Tas) 1st Australian to score twin centuries (vs. Victoria)
  • 01-30SS Elbe sinks after collision in North Sea, 332 killed
  • 01-30Tasmania beat Victoria for 1st F-C victory in 41 years
  • 02-03Wilhelm Mauseth skates world record 500 m (46.8 seconds)
  • 02-041st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago
  • 02-091st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)
  • 02-09Volleyball invented by W G Morgan in Massachusetts
  • 02-11Georgetown became part of Washington DC
  • 02-13Moving picture projector patented
  • 02-1523 cm (9") of snow falls on New Orleans
  • 02-20Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo
  • 02-21NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass
  • 02-23Jaap Eden skates world record 10km (17:56)
  • 02-23William Heard, AME Minister and educator, named Minister to Liberia
  • 02-24Cuban war for independence begins
  • 02-26Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine
  • 03-11Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta sinks at Gibraltar, 400 killed
  • 03-13Spanish cruiser Reina Regente sinks off Gibraltar, 402 die
  • 03-18200 blacks leave Savannah, Georgia for Liberia
  • 03-19Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
  • 03-22Auguste and Louis Lumiere show their 1st movie to an invited audience
  • 03-25Italian troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • 03-30British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford-Cambridge

People born in year of 1895

  • 01-01Nathaniel Shilkret: NYC, New York -- Conductor
  • 01-02Count Folke Bernadotte: Sweden -- Statesman (Red Cross, UN)
  • 01-03Mihail Andricu: Composer
  • 01-04Lourens G M Baas Becking: Dutch Botanist / resistance fighter
  • 01-05Jeannette Piccard: Balloonist / Episcopal priest
  • 01-07Marie-Dominique Chenu: French Roman Catholic theologist
  • 01-13Anton Betzner: Writer
  • 01-13Fortunio Bonanova: Palma de Mallorca, Spain -- Opera singer
  • 01-20Eva A Jessye: US singer / actress / songwriter (Hallelujah)
  • 01-24Albin Zollinger: Switzerland -- Poet / author (Der Halbe Mensch)
  • 01-24Eugen Roth: Writer
  • 01-27Claudio Carneyro: Composer
  • 01-27Joseph Rosenstock: Cracow, Poland -- Conductor (Nippon Phil Orchestra 1936-41)
  • 02-01John Ford: Maine, United States -- Director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)
  • 02-02George S Halas [Papa Bear]: End / coach (Bears), co-founder NFL
  • 02-03Nick Kenny: Astoria NYC, New York -- Columnist / songwriter (Nick Kenny Show)
  • 02-04Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor: Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • 02-04Hanns [Johann] Rauter: German SS Lieutenant General / SS police chief in Netherlands
  • 02-06George Herman [Babe] Ruth: Baltimore, Maryland -- Baseball great (Yankees)
  • 02-08King Vidor: Director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas)
  • 02-11Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky: Composer
  • 02-13Fred Essler: Austria -- Actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk)
  • 02-14Max Horkheimer: German philosopher / sociologist (Studies in prejudice)
  • 02-14Nigel Bruce: Baja, Mexico -- Actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman)
  • 02-17Anita Stewart: New York, United States -- Actress (South of Hell Mountain)
  • 02-17Edna Park Edwards: Pennsylvania, United States
  • 02-18George "The Gipper" Gipp: Football star (Notre Dame)
  • 02-18Semjon Timoshenko: Russ marshal / inspector-General (WWII)
  • 02-19Louis Calhern: NYC, New York -- Actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle)
  • 02-20Freida Geiken: Autobiographer (National Historic Taping)

People died in year of 1895

  • 01-10Benjamin Louis Paul Godard: Composer, dies at 45
  • 01-22Edward Solomon: Composer, dies at 39
  • 01-26Arthur Cayley: Mathematician
  • 01-28Francois Certain de Canrobert: French marshal, dies at 85
  • 02-04Faustina Hasse Hodges: Composer, dies at 71
  • 02-18Albrecht FR: Archduke of Austrian (Battle at Custozza), dies at 77
  • 02-20Frederick Douglass: Escaped slave, anti-slavery leader, dies at 77
  • 02-24Ignaz Lachner: Composer, dies at 87
  • 03-02Berthe MP Morisot: French Painter / aquarelliste, dies at 54
  • 03-02Ismail Pasha: Kedive of Egypt (1863-79), dies at 64
  • 03-05Nikolai Leskow: Writer, dies at 64
  • 03-09Leopold von Sacher-Masoch: Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59
  • 04-19George Scharf: Critic
  • 04-19Victor J van Hinsbergh: South Netherlands engraver (PTT-stempels), dies at 70
  • 04-23Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig: Physiologist
  • 04-30Gustav Freytag: Writer, dies at 78
  • 05-11Feliks Jaronski: Composer, dies at 71
  • 05-19Jose J Marti y Perez: Spanish / Cuban Poet (Versos sencillos)
  • 05-21Franz von Suppe: Austrian Composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76
  • 05-23Franz E Neumann: German mineralogist / physicist, dies at 96
  • 05-24Joseph Quinaux: Belgian painter, dies at 73
  • 05-25Ahmed Djevdet Pasja: Turkish Minister of Justice, dies at 73
  • 06-15Richard Genee: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-23Joseph Paul Skelly: Composer, dies at 44
  • 07-02William Rockstro: Composer, dies at 72
  • 07-14Alexander Ewing: Composer, dies at 65
  • 07-19Charles T Stork: Great industrialist (cotton mach factory), dies at 73
  • 07-19Ernest H Baillon: French Botanist (History of Plants), dies at 67
  • 07-28Joannes Kappeyne van Coppello: Internal Minister (1877-89), dies at 72
  • 08-05Friedrich English: German textile manufacturer / marxist