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

Events in year of 1896

  • 01-02Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
  • 01-03Emperor Wilhelm congratulates President Kruger on the Jameson Raid
  • 01-04Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state
  • 01-06Cecil Rhodes resigns as Premier of Cape colony
  • 01-07Fanny Farmer publishes her 1st cookbook
  • 01-121st X-ray photo in US (Dr Henry Smith, Davidson NC)
  • 01-181st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
  • 01-18British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
  • 01-27Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
  • 01-29Emile Grubbe is 1st dr to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
  • 02-08Western Conference forms of Midwestern University, later renamed Big 10 Conf
  • 02-14George Lohmann takes a hat-trick vs. South Africa, 8-7 for inning
  • 02-14South Africa all out for 30 vs. England - their lowest ever
  • 02-14Stanley Cup: Winnipeg Victorias beat Montreal Victorias, 2-0
  • 02-14Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat"
  • 02-18Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for 1st time in 50 yrs
  • 02-23Tootsie Roll introduced by Leo Hirshfield
  • 02-24Victoria all out for 43 vs. South Australia, Jones 6-15 Jarvis 4-27
  • 02-25Italian government decides to attack Governor Baratieri of Eritrea
  • 02-28France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
  • 03-01Battle of Adua: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians
  • 03-02Battle of Aduwa, Abyssinia (Ethiopia) defeats invading Italians
  • 03-02George Lohmann takes 9-28 vs. South Africa at Johannesburg
  • 03-05Italian Premier Crispi resigns
  • 03-05Italians Governor of Eritrea, General Baldissera, reaches Massawa
  • 03-061st auto in Detroit, Charles B King rides his "Horseless Carriage"
  • 03-08Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
  • 03-10After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
  • 03-121st movie in the Netherlands (Kalverstr 220)
  • 03-14Sutro Baths (San Francisco) opens by Cliff House (closed September 1, 1952)

People born in year of 1896

  • 01-01Maurice Jacobson: Composer
  • 01-01Teinosuke Kinugasa: Japans actor / director (Jujiro, Jigoku-mon)
  • 01-01Yitzhak Edel: Composer
  • 01-02Dziga Vertiv [Denis A Kaufman]: Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
  • 01-02Ernst-Lothar von Knorr: Composer
  • 01-04Everett McKinley Dirkson: (Sen-R-Illinois)
  • 01-05Hendrik Algra: Dutch MP (ARP)
  • 01-06Freerk Siemon Wolters: Notary / resistance fighter
  • 01-07Arnold Ridley: Bath, England -- Actor / dramatist (The Ghost Train)
  • 01-08Manuel Rojas Sepulveda: Chile -- Writer (Men of the South)
  • 01-11Eva Le Gallienne: London, England -- Actress / director (Resurrection)
  • 01-11Paddy Driscoll: NFL QB / coach (Chicago Cardinals, Bears)
  • 01-14John dos Passos: Novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
  • 01-15Jacobo Ficher: Composer
  • 01-17Harry Reser: Ohio, United States -- Orchestra leader (Sammy Kaye Show)
  • 01-18Hans H Holm: Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
  • 01-20Elmer R Diktonius: Finnish musicologist / author (Janne Kubik)
  • 01-23Charlotte A E M W: Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1919-64)
  • 01-25John Moores: British gambling magnate / multi-millionaire
  • 02-01Anastasio "Tacho" Somoza: General / President of Nicaragua (1937-56)
  • 02-02Jane Wilde: Writer
  • 02-03Johannes Urzidil: Writer
  • 02-04Friedrich Glauser: Writer
  • 02-07Harold Hoffman: South Amboy, New Jersey -- (Gov-New Jersey)
  • 02-08Orville Caldwell: California, United States -- Actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning)
  • 02-10Olin Howlin: Denver, Colorado -- Actor (Swifty-Circus Boy)
  • 02-15Arthur Shields: Dublin, Ireland -- Actor (River, Enchanted Island)
  • 02-16Alexander Brailowsky: Russia -- Pianist (Chopin)
  • 02-20Henri de Lubac sj: French theologist / anti-fascist
  • 02-21Sylvain Poons: Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)

People died in year of 1896

  • 01-15Matthew B Brady: US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
  • 01-20Heinrich M von Battenberg: German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
  • 01-25Frans C Baeckelmans: Flemish Architect (Court of Justice), dies at 68
  • 01-25Frederic Leighton: President of the Royal Academy (1878-96)
  • 01-28Joseph Barnby: Composer, dies at 57
  • 02-04Henry David Leslie: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-06Abraham Czn van Stolk: Dutch art collector, dies at 82
  • 02-12Charles Louis Ambrose Thomas: French Composer (Mignon), dies at 84
  • 02-12Isaac Murphy: Jockey, 628 wins on 1, 412 mounts (44.5%), dies at 35
  • 02-13Karl Reinthaler: Composer, dies at 73
  • 02-15E J Nicholson: Writer
  • 03-01Albertone: Italian General (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • 03-01Arimondi: Italian General (Eritrea), dies in battle
  • 03-26Nanny v Hof: Writer
  • 03-28E Rundle Charles: Writer
  • 04-05John Rogers Thomas: Composer, dies at 66
  • 04-12Alexander Ritter: Composer, dies at 62
  • 04-28Heinrich von Treitschke: German historian
  • 04-30Antonio Cagnoni: Composer, dies at 68
  • 05-01Nasr-ed-Din: Shah of Persia (184.-96), murdered at 65
  • 05-12Juan Morel Campos: Composer, dies at 38
  • 05-13Nora Perry: Writer
  • 05-20Clara Josephine Wieck Schumann: Composer / pianist, dies at 76
  • 05-27Allard Pierson: Theologist / philosopher / art Historian / poet
  • 06-02Gerhard Rohlfs: German explorer (Abbsynia / Ethiopia)
  • 06-11Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-25Emile AH Seipgens: Dutch priest / beer brewer / man of letters, dies at 58
  • 07-06Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin: Composer, dies at 54
  • 07-11Ernst Curtius: German archaeologist / Historian (Olympia), dies at 81
  • 07-16Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt: Novelist, dies at 74