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  • January 10January 20 – The first aviation meeting to be held in the United States, the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet at Dominguez Field, is held near Los Angeles.

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  • February 8William D. Boyce founds the Boy Scouts of America.
  • February 10Old Trafford opens to the public.
  • February 20Boutros Ghali, the first native-born prime minister of Egypt, is assassinated.


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  • March – An uprising against Ottoman rule breaks out in Albania.
  • March 8 – In France Raymonde de Laroche is awarded pilot's license #36 by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, becoming the first woman authorized to fly an airplane.[1]
  • March 10Slavery in China, which has existed since the Shang dynasty, is now made illegal.
  • March 18 – The first filmed version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein comes out. Considered to be the first horror movie, it stars actor Charles Ogle as the monster.
  • March 27 – A fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary kills 312.


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  • April 20Comet Halley is visible from Earth. Its next visit was in 1986.


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May 6: King George V


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  • June 6 – The Holland Dakota Landbouw Compagnie is established. [1] 6 June 1910, page 7, Middelburgsche Courant, Krantenbank, Zeeland
  • June 15 – The British Ship Terra Nova leaves London on its way toward an Antarctic expedition.
  • June 22 – The DELAG Zeppelin dirigible, Deutschland, makes the first commercial passenger flight from Friedrichshafen to Düsseldorf in Germany. The flight takes nine hours.
  • June 25 – The ballet The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu), the first major work by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, commissioned by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, is premièred in Paris, bringing the composer international fame.[2]


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  • July 4African-American boxer Jack Johnson defeats white American boxer James J. Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match, sparking race riots across the United States.
  • July 22 – A wireless telegraph sent from the Template:SS results in the identification, arrest and execution of murderer Dr. Hawley Crippen.
  • July 24Ottoman forces capture the city of Shkodër to put down the Albanian Revolt of 1910.


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  • August – Pan-American Union
  • August 14 – A fire at the Brussels International 1910 destroys exhibitions of Britain and France.
  • August 22 – The Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty is signed. It becomes null and void in 1965.
  • August 28Montenegro is proclaimed an independent kingdom under Nicholas I.
  • August 29 – Emperor Sunjong of Korea abdicates and the country's monarchy is abolished.


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  • September 1 – The Vatican introduces a compulsory oath against modernism, to be taken by all priests upon ordination.
  • September 1 – In Brazil, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, the first Fifa World Club Championship, is founded.


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  • October – First publication of infrared photographs, by Professor Robert Williams Wood in the Royal Photographic Society's journal.
  • October 55 October 1910 revolution in Portugal leading to the flight of King Manuel II of Portugal to England and proclamation of the First Portuguese Republic.
  • October 10 - Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity is founded at Columbia University in New York City, NY
  • October 20 – The hull of Template:RMS is launched at the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast.
  • October 23
    • Vajiravudh (Rama VI) is crowned King of Siam, after the death of his father, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V).
    • The Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Chicago Cubs, 7–2, to win the 1910 World Series in Game 5. Jack Coombs had been the winning pitcher in three of the Athletics' four wins.


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  • November 7 – The first air flight for the purpose of delivering commercial freight takes place in the United States. The flight, made by Wright brothers pilot Philip Parmalee, is between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio.
  • November 14 – In the first takeoff from a ship by a fixed-wing aircraft, Eugene Ely takes off from a temporary platform erected over the bow of the light cruiser USS Birmingham in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • November 20Mexican Revolution begins when Francisco I. Madero proclaims the elections of 1910 null and void, and calls for an armed revolution at 6 p.m. against the illegitimate presidency/dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz.
  • November 22Revolt of the Lash at Rio de Janeiro: Mutineers in the Brazilian Navy, led by João Cândido Felisberto, seize control of the new dreadnought battleship Minas Geraes and other ships whose guns are aimed at the city as the crews demand for improvements in their conditions, conceded on November 26 by the Brazilian government.


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  • Late December – A form of pneumonic plague spreads through northeastern China, killing more than 40,000.[3][4][5]

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  • The electric streetcars of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany and Great Britain are carrying 6.7 million riders per year.
  • Henry Ford sells 10,000 automobiles.
  • The United States introduces star notes, starting with the 1899 series $1 Silver Certificate.



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Django Reinhardt

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Joan Bennett

  • January 1
    • Frank Bogert, American actor, professional rodeo announcer, and politician (d. 2009)
    • Koesbini, Indonesian composer (d. 1991)
  • January 4Josephine McKim, American Olympic swimmer (d. 1992)
  • January 5Jack Lovelock, New Zealand athlete (d. 1949)
  • January 8Galina Ulanova, Russian dancer (d. 1998)
  • January 11Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian politician, prime minister (d. 1984)
  • January 12Luise Rainer, German-born actress (d. 2014)
  • January 16Mario Tobino, Italian poet, writer and psychiatrist (d. 1991)
  • January 21Károly Takács, Hungarian shooter (d. 1976)
  • January 23Django Reinhardt, Belgian guitarist and composer (d. 1953)
  • January 25Edgar V. Saks, Estonian statesman and historian (d. 1984)
  • January 27Edvard Kardelj, Yugoslav political leader and partisan (d. 1979)
  • January 28
    • John Banner, Austrian film and television actor (d. 1973)
    • Arnold Moss, American actor (d. 1989)
  • February 2David Sharpe, American actor and stunt performer (d. 1980)
  • February 5Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer (d. 2010)
  • February 9Jacques Monod, French biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1976)
  • February 10
    • Georges Pire, Belgian monk, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1969)
    • Sofia Vembo, Greek singer and actress (d. 1978)
  • February 13William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
  • February 15Irena Sendler, Polish humanitarian (d. 2008)
  • February 17
    • Arthur Hunnicutt, American actor (d. 1979)
    • Marc Lawrence, American actor (d. 2005)
    • Kothamangalam Seenu, Tamil actor and a Carnatic music singer. (d. 2001)
  • February 21Douglas Bader, British fighter pilot (d. 1982)
  • February 27
    • Joan Bennett, American actress (d. 1990)
    • Genrikh Kasparyan, Armenian chess player and composer (d. 1995)


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David Niven


Akira Kurosawa

  • March 1
    • Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2002)
    • David Niven, English actor (d. 1983)
  • March 5
    • Momofuku Ando, Japanese inventor and businessman (d. 2007)
    • Ennio Flaiano, Italian screenwriter, playwright, novelist, journalist and drama critic (d. 1972)
  • March 7Will Glickman, American playwright (d. 1983)
  • March 8Claire Trevor, American actress (d. 2000)
  • March 9Samuel Barber, American composer (d. 1981)
  • March 11
    • Robert Havemann, German chemist (d. 1982)
    • Jacinta Marto, Portuguese, beatified (d. 1920)
  • March 13Karl Gustav Ahlefeldt, Danish actor (d. 1985)
  • March 23Akira Kurosawa, Japanese screenwriter, producer, and director (d. 1998)
  • March 25Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (d. 2014)
  • March 28Ingrid of Sweden, Danish queen (d. 2000)
  • April 1Harry Carney, American jazz musician (d. 1974)
  • April 2Chico Xavier, Brazilian medium (d. 2002)
  • April 9Nouhak Phoumsavanh, President of Laos (d. 2008)
  • April 10Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
  • April 20Brigitte Mira, German actress (d. 2005)
  • April 23Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)
  • April 24Pupella Maggio, Italian actress (d. 1999)
  • April 26Tomoyuki Tanaka, Japanese film producer (d. 1997)


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Robert Cummings

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau

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Konrad Zuse

  • May 1J. Allen Hynek, American astronomer and ufologist (d. 1986)
  • May 6June Gittelson, American film actress (d. 1993)
  • May 12
    • Johan Ferrier, Suriname President (d. 2010)
    • Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1994)
    • Giulietta Simionato, Italian mezzo-soprano (d. 2010)
  • May 14Ne Win, President of Burma (d. 2002)
  • May 23
    • Scatman Crothers, American actor and musician (d. 1986)
    • Artie Shaw, American clarinetist and bandleader (d. 2004)
  • May 25Edward Harrison, English cricketer and squash player (d. 2002)
  • May 28T-Bone Walker, American singer (d. 1975)
  • May 29Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
  • May 30Inge Meysel, German actress (d. 2004)
  • June 4Christopher Cockerell, British engineer and inventor of the Hovercraft (d. 1999)
  • June 9Robert Cummings, American actor (d. 1990)
  • June 10
    • Armen Takhtajan, Soviet-Armenian botanist (d. 2009)
    • Howlin' Wolf, African American blues musician (d. 1976)
  • June 11Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French naval officer, explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer and researcher (d. 1997)
  • June 13Mary Wickes, American actress (d. 1995)
  • June 14Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (d. 1976)
  • June 19
    • Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
    • Abe Fortas, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (d. 1982)
  • June 22
    • Peter Pears, English tenor (d. 1986)
    • Konrad Zuse, German engineer (d. 1995)
  • June 23
    • Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (d. 1987)
    • Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader (d. 2008)
  • June 26
    • Margaret Dunning, American philanthropist (d. 2015)
    • Roy J. Plunkett, American chemist noted for discovering Teflon (d. 1994)
  • June 28Ingrid Luterkort, Swedish actress and stage director (d. 2011)


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Lucille Ricksen

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Mother Teresa

  • July 4Gloria Stuart, American actress (d. 2010)
  • July 5S. Poniman, Indonesian singer and actor (d. 1978)
  • July 6
    • René Le Grèves, French cyclist (d. 1946)
    • John Knott, Australian public servant (d. 1999)
  • July 10Nguyễn Hữu Thọ,Vietnamese politician (d. 1996)
  • July 12Samuel Hazard Gillespie, Jr., American counsel (d. 2011)
  • July 14William Hanna, American animator (d. 2001)
  • July 15Ken Lynch, American actor (d. 1990)
  • July 18Mamadou Dia, Senegal Prime Minister (d. 2009)
  • July 27
    • Julien Gracq, French author (d. 2007)
    • Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (d. 2016)
  • August 4
    • Anita Page, American actress (d. 2008)
    • William Schuman, American composer (d. 1992)
  • August 7Lucien Hervé, Hungarian-born French photographer (d. 2007)
  • August 10Aldo Buzzi, Italian architect, director and screenwriter (d. 2009)
  • August 12
    • Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
    • Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
  • August 14Pierre Schaeffer, French composer (d. 1995)
  • August 22Lucille Ricksen, American silent film actress (d. 1925)
  • August 25
    • George Cisar, American baseball player (d. 2010)
    • Ruby Keeler, American actress and dancer (d. 1993)
    • Dorothea Tanning, American artist (d. 2012)
  • August 26Mother Teresa, Albanian nun, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
  • August 28Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)


  • September 1Edda Mussolini, eldest child of Benito Mussolini (d. 1995)
  • September 3Maurice Papon, French civil servant and collaborator (d. 2007)
  • September 11Gerhard Schröder, German politician (d. 1989)
  • September 14Jack Hawkins, British actor (d. 1973)
  • September 16
    • Erich Kempka, German chauffeur and bodyguard of Adolf Hitler (d. 1975)
    • Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
  • September 19Margaret Lindsay, American film actress (d. 1981)
  • September 24Ignatius J. "Pete" Galantin, United States Navy admiral (d. 2004)
  • September 28
    • Diosdado Macapagal, 9th President of the Philippines (d. 1997)
    • Wenceslao Vinzons, Filipino politician and resistance leader (d. 1942)
  • September 29Virginia Bruce, American actress and singer (d. 1982)
  • September 30Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish major (d. 1962)
  • October 1Bonnie Parker, American outlaw, member of Barrow Gang (d. 1934)
  • October 8
    • Paulette Dubost, French actress (d. 2011)
    • Gus Hall, American Communist leader (d. 2000)
  • October 10
    • Sir Albert Margai, second Prime Minister of Sierra Leone (d. 1980)
    • Julius Shulman, American architectural photographer (d. 2009)
  • October 19
    • Farid al-Atrash, Arab composer, singer, and actor (d. 1974)
    • Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Indian-born American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • October 23
    • Richard Mortensen, Danish painter (d. 1993)
    • Hayden Rorke, American actor (d. 1987)
  • October 27Herschel Daugherty, American television director (d. 1993)
  • October 31Trevor Housley, Australian public servant (d. 1968)


  • November 6Erik Ode, German television actor (d. 1983)
  • November 10Tomás Blanco, Spanish film actor (d. 1990)
  • November 21Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia (d. 1999)
  • November 26Cyril Cusack, South African–born actor (d. 1993)
  • November 30Harry Bauler, American politician (d. 1962)
  • December 1Alicia Markova, English ballerina (d. 2004)
  • December 2Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer and author (d. 1991)
  • December 4R. Venkataraman, Indian President (d. 2009)
  • December 7Edmundo Ros, Trinidadian musician (d. 2011)
  • December 10Clegg Hoyt, American actor (d. 1967)
  • December 11Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (d. 1937)
  • December 15John Hammond, American record producer (d. 1987)
  • December 19Jean Genet, French writer (d. 1986)
  • December 23Kurt "Panzermeyer" Meyer, German Generalmajor der Waffen-SS and war criminal (d. 1961)
  • December 29
    • Michel Aflaq, Syrian political theorist, founder of Ba'athism (d. 1989)
    • Ronald Coase, English-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • December 30
    • Paul Bowles, American author (d. 1999)
    • Howard W. Jones, American surgeon and in vitro fertilization specialist (d. 2015)



  • January 4Léon Delagrange, French pioneer aviator (b. 1873)
  • January 5Léon Walras, French economist (b. 1834)
  • January 12Bass Reeves, one of the first black Deputy U.S. Marshals west of the Mississippi River (b. 1838)
  • January 13Andrew Jackson Davis, American spiritualist (b. 1826)
  • January 27Thomas Crapper, British plumber (b. 1836)


  • February 14Giovanni Passannante, Italian anarchist (b. 1849)
  • February 20Boutros Ghali, Prime Minister of Egypt (assassinated) (b. 1846)
  • February 23Vera Komissarzhevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1864)


  • March 4Knut Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1857)
  • March 10Karl Lueger, Austrian mayor (b. 1844)
  • March 18Julio Herrera y Reissig, Uruguayan poet and writer (b. 1875)
  • March 26An Jung-geun, Korean assassin (b. 1879)
  • March 27Alexander Emanuel Agassiz, American scientist (b. 1835)
  • March 30Jean Moréas, Greek poet, essayist and art critic (b. 1856)


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Mark Twain

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Robert Koch

  • April 21Mark Twain, American writer (b. 1835)
  • April 26Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)


  • May 1Pierre Nord Alexis, President of Haiti (b. 1820)
  • May 3Howard Taylor Ricketts, American pathologist (b. 1871)
  • May 6 – King Edward VII of the United Kingdom (b. 1841)
  • May 10Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (b. 1826)
  • May 12Sir William Huggins, British astronomer (b. 1824)
  • May 18Pauline Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (b. 1821)
  • May 22Jules Renard, French writer (b. 1864)
  • May 27Robert Koch, German physician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)
  • May 28Kálmán Mikszáth, Hungarian novelist (b. 1847)
  • May 29Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (b. 1837)
  • May 31Elizabeth Blackwell, British-born American physician (b. 1821)




Johann Gottfried Galle

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Florence Nightingale

  • July 4
    • Melville Fuller, American Chief Justice (b. 1833)
    • Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (b. 1835)
  • July 10Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer (b. 1812)
  • July 12Charles Stewart Rolls, British aviator and automobile manufacturer (b. 1877)


  • August 13Florence Nightingale, English nurse (b. 1820)
  • August 14Frank Podmore, British psychical researcher (b. 1856)
  • August 15Constantin Fahlberg, Russian chemist (b. 1850)
  • August 16Pedro Montt, 15th President of Chile (b. 1849)
  • August 26William James, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1842)
  • August 28Paolo Mantegazza, Italian neurologist, physiologist, anthropologist, and author of fiction (b. 1831)


  • September 2Henri Rousseau, French painter (b. 1844)
  • September 7William Holman Hunt, British Pre-Raphaelite painter (b. 1827)
  • September 16Hormuzd Rassam, Iraqi archaeologist (b. 1826)
  • September 27Jorge Chávez, Peruvian aviator (b. 1887)
  • September 29Winslow Homer, American painter (b. 1836)


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King Chulalongkorn

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Jean Henri Dunant

  • October 17Julia Ward Howe, American abolitionist and poet (b. 1819)
  • October 21Charles van der Stappen, Belgian sculptor (b. 1843)
  • October 23 – King Chulalongkorn of Siam (b. 1853)
  • October 30Jean Henri Dunant, Swiss founder of the Red Cross, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1828)


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Leo Tolstoy

  • November 6Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (b. 1838)
  • November 7Florencio Sánchez, Uruguayan playwright (b. 1875)
  • November 15Wilhelm Raabe, German writer (b. 1831)
  • November 19Wilhelm Rudolph Fittig, German chemist (b. 1835)
  • November 20 (N.S.) – Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer (b. 1828)
  • November 23
    • Hawley Harvey Crippen, American murderer (executed) (b. 1862)
    • Octave Chanute, French-American engineer and aviation pioneer (b. 1832)


  • December 3
    • Mary Baker Eddy, American religious leader (b. 1821)
    • Wesley Merritt, American general (b. 1836)
  • December 29Reggie Doherty, British tennis player (b. 1872)

Nobel Prizes


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