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January 3: Siege of Sidney Street.

  • Through mid-January (starting 31 December) – First Industrial Airplane Show held in conjunction with the U.S. International Auto Show at Manhattan’s Grand Central Palace in New York.[1] Charles W. Chappelle (1872–1941), a member of the U.S. Aeronautical Reserve, is the only African-American to invent and display an airplane for which he wins a medal.[2]
  • January 3
    • 1911 Kebin earthquake: An earthquake of 7.7 moment magnitude strikes near Almaty in Russian Turkestan, killing 450 or more people.[3]
    • Siege of Sidney Street: Two Latvian anarchists die after a seven-hour siege against a combined police and military force. Home Secretary, Winston Churchill arrived to oversee events.
  • January 5Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity is founded at Indiana University Bloomington.[4]
  • January 18Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbor, marking the first time an aircraft lands on a ship.
  • January 26 – The United States and Canada announce the successful negotiation of their first reciprocal trade agreement.
  • January 30 – The Cypriot football club Anorthosis Famagusta FC was created.


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  • February 5
    • The Missouri State Capitol building in Jefferson City, Missouri is entirely destroyed by fire after a bolt of lightning strikes the dome.
    • The revolution in Haiti is suppressed after the leader, General Montreuil Guillaume, is captured by government troops and shot. General Millionard is executed two days later.[5]
  • February 11 – The Lincoln Memorial Commission is established to find an ideal site for the proposed Lincoln Memorial.[6]
  • February 13HNK Hajduk Split, a Croatian football club is founded.
  • February 17 – The first "quasi-official" airmail flight occurs when Fred Wiseman carries three letters between Petaluma and Santa Rosa, California.
  • February 18 – The first official air mail flight, second overall, takes place from Allahabad, India to Naini, India, when Henri Pequet carries 6,500 letters a distance of 13 km.


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  • March 8International Women's Day is celebrated for the first time in history.[7]
  • March 25 – The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City kills 146.
  • March 29 – The United States Army adopts a new service pistol, the M1911 designed by John Browning. It remains the US service pistol for 74 years.


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  • April 3Jean Sibelius conducts the première of his Symphony No. 4 in Helsinki
  • April 8Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity. He presents his findings on April 28.[8]
  • April 13Mexican Revolution: Rebels take Agua Prieta on the SonoraArizona border; government troops take the town back April 17 when the rebel leader "Red" López is drunk.
  • April 19Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero's troops besiege Ciudad Juárez but General Juan J. Navarro refuses his surrender demand.
  • April 26HŠK Građanski Zagreb (modern-day GNK Dinamo Zagreb), a Croatian football club, is founded in Zagreb.
  • April 27Huanghuagang Uprising takes place in China. This is an insurrection where rebels in China take five Chinese villages in an attempt to create a power base to fight Imperial rule. Those who die are remembered as "The 72 Martyrs." The event is also called the Second Guangzhou Uprising and the Yellow Flower Mound Revolt.


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  • May 8Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa launches an attack against government troops in Ciudad Juárez without Madero's permission; the government troops surrender on May 10.
  • May 1315Torreón massacre: Over 300 Chinese residents are massacred by the revolutionary forces of Francisco I. Madero in the Mexican city of Torreón.
  • May 17Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Díaz is convinced to resign but does not do so yet.
  • May 21Mexican Revolution: A peace treaty is signed between Madero's rebels and government troops in Ciudad Juárez.
  • May 24Mexican Revolution: Government troops fire at anti-Diaz demonstrators in Mexico City, killing about 200 (officials claim only 40).
  • May 25Mexican Revolution: Porfirio Díaz signs his resignation and leaves for Veracruz; on May 31 he leaves for exile in France.
  • May 30 – The very first Indianapolis 500 automobile race is held in the United States, won by Ray Harroun at an average speed of 74.59 miles per hour.
  • May 31 – The hull of the Template:RMS is launched in Belfast, on the very same day Template:RMS started her sea trials.


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  • June 7Mexican Revolution: Francisco Madero arrives in Mexico City just after the 1911 Michoacán earthquake.
  • June 14Template:RMS departs Southampton, England for her maiden voyage. First stop at Cherbourg, France.
  • June 15Template:RMS arrives in Queenstown, Ireland for discharge passengers.
  • June 21Template:RMS arrives in New York, United States at the end of her maiden voyage. Template:RMS proceeded on to her Quarantine station off Staten Island. She left Quarantine at 7:45 a.m., and was saluted on her way up New York Harbor by all kinds of craft as she steamed to Pier 59 in the North River. With the assistance of twelve tugs, Olympic was safely moored at 10 a.m.
  • June 22George V is crowned King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, Template:RMS is moored and decorated in Pier 59 of New York harbor for the coronation of George V.
  • June 25 – Foundation of the Polish Football Union (PFU), later absorbed into the Polish Football Association (Polish: Polski Związek Piłki Nożnej; PZPN)
  • June 28Template:RMS departed New York for her maiden eastbound voyage back to Southampton, England.
  • June – The Sixth Conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance is held in Stockholm in Sweden.


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July 24: Machu Picchu is rediscovered.

  • July 1 – The presence of the German warship Panther in the Moroccan port of Agadir triggers the Agadir Crisis.
  • July 4Template:RMS crossed the Atlantic to discharge passengers and mails at Plymouth, England.
  • July 5Template:RMS arrived in Southampton, England ending her maiden eastbound voyage from New York.
  • July 24Hiram Bingham rediscovers Machu Picchu in Peru.


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  • August 21Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris by Vincenzo Peruggia; the theft is discovered the following day.
  • August 27CSKA Moscow, as well known for professional multi-sports club in Russia, officially founded.(former part of Soviet Union) Script error: No such module "Unsubst".


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  • September 20Template:RMS collided with the HMS Hawke causing considerable damage to both ships.
  • September 25 – The French battleship Liberté explodes at anchor in Toulon, France, killing around 300 on both ship and the neighbouring area.
  • September 29Italy declares war on the Ottoman Empire.


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  • October 7 – The liberal leader Karl Staaff returns as Prime Minister of Sweden, after an Riksdag election victory based on the promises of defence cuts and social reforms.
  • October 10 – The Wuchang Uprising starts the Xinhai Revolution that leads to the founding of the Republic of China.
  • October 16Mexican Revolution: Felix Diaz, nephew of Porfirio Díaz, occupies the port of Veracruz as a sign of rebellion against Madero.
  • October 26 – The Philadelphia Athletics defeat the New York Giants, 13-2, to win the 1911 World Series in 6 games. The game was tied 1-1 after three innings, but with four runs in the fourth, and seven runs in the seventh, the A's demolished the Giants. The most unusual play of the game was an inside-the-park home run made by the A's Jack Barry, on a bunt.


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December 14: Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole.

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Franz Marc, Blaues Pferd, 1911

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  • November 1 – World's first combat aerial bombing mission takes place in Libya during the Italo-Turkish War. Second Lieutenant Giulio Gavotti of Italy drops several small bombs.
  • November 4 – Treaty of Berlin brings the Agadir Crisis to a close. This treaty leads Morocco to be split between France (as a protectorate) and Spain (as the colony of Spanish Sahara) with Germany forfeiting all claims to Morocco. In return, France gives Germany a portion of the French Congo (as Kamerun) and Germany cedes some of German Kamerun to France (as Chad).
  • November 5 – Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica (confirmed by an act of the Italian Parliament on February 25, 1912).


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  • December – Delhi Durbar held to mark the coronation of George V and Queen Mary as Emperor and Empress of India and the transfer of the capital of British India from Calcutta to Delhi.
  • December 14Roald Amundsen's expedition reaches the South Pole.
  • December 18 – Opening of first exhibition by Der Blaue Reiter group of painters, in Munich.
  • December 29Sun Yat-sen is elected the Provisional President of the Republic of China.

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  • The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition is published under American management in England by Cambridge University Press.
  • New Zealand-born British physicist Ernest Rutherford deduces the existence of a compact atomic nucleus from experiments involving Rutherford scattering, proposing the Rutherford model of the atom.



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Danny Kaye

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Ronald Reagan

  • January 1
    • Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (d. 1986)
    • Roman Totenberg, Polish-American violinist (d. 2012)
  • January 3Al Sack, American conductor, composer, and violinist (d. 1947)
  • January 5Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
  • January 7Butterfly McQueen, American actress (d. 1995)
  • January 10Norman Heatley, British biologist (d. 2004)
  • January 11Zenkō Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • January 13Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)
  • January 17
    • John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (d. 1981)
    • George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • January 18
    • José María Arguedas, Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist (d. 1969)
    • Danny Kaye, American actor and comedian (d. 1987)
  • January 19
    • Ken Nelson, American record producer and music executive (d. 2008)
    • Choor Singh, Singaporean judge (d. 2009)
  • January 20Wendell J. Westcott, American carillonneur (d. 2010)
  • January 22
    • Mary Hayley Bell, English dramatist (d. 2005)
    • Bruno Kreisky, Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990)
  • January 24C. L. Moore, American writer (d. 1987)
  • January 25Kurt Maetzig, German director (d. 2012)
  • January 26Polykarp Kusch, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
  • January 28Johan van Hulst, Dutch politician, professor, author and decorated World War II resistance member
  • January 29Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • January 30Roy Eldridge, American jazz musician (d. 1989)
  • January 31Eddie Byrne, Irish actor (d. 1981)
  • February 5Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
  • February 6Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States (d. 2004)
  • February 8Elizabeth Bishop, American poet (d. 1979)
  • February 12
    • Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (Carroll Daly), 5th President of Ireland (d. 1978)
    • Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • February 13
    • Jean Muir, American actress (d. 1996)
    • Paul Stader, American actor and stuntman (d. 1991)
  • February 14
    • Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch inventor(d. 2009)
    • Eduardo Serrano, Venezuelan musician and composer (d. 2008)
  • February 15Glanville Williams, English criminal law professor and QC (d. 1997)
  • February 17
    • Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born Jewish-American literary scholar (d. 1984)
    • Orrin Tucker, American bandleader and composer (d. 2011)
  • February 19Merle Oberon, British actress (d. 1979)
  • February 24Eduardo Vañó Pastor, Spanish cartoonist (d. 1993)
  • February 27Egon Sundberg, Swedish football player (d. 2015)
  • February 28Otakar Vávra, Czech director (d. 2011)



Jack Ruby

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Tennessee Williams

  • March 1Mike Gilbert, New Zealand rugby union player (d. 2002)
  • March 3Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)
  • March 5Wolfgang Larrazábal, President of Venezuela (d. 2003)
  • March 6Nikolai Baibakov, Soviet statesman (d. 2008)
  • March 8Alan Hovhaness, American composer (d. 2000)
  • March 9Ebby Halliday, American realtor (d. 2015)
  • March 12Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican president (d. 1979)
  • March 13
    • L. Ron Hubbard, American author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
    • Marie Rudisill, American author (d. 2006)
  • March 15Ursula Vaughan Williams, British author (d. 2007)
  • March 16
    • Pierre Harmel, Belgian Prime Minister (d. 2009)
    • Josef Mengele, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1979)
  • March 18Al Benton, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • March 20Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and politician, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • March 24
    • Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
    • Jane Drew, English architect (d. 1996)
    • Ephraim Engleman, American rheumatologist (d. 2015)
  • March 25Jack Ruby, American mobster, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
  • March 26
    • Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
    • Tennessee Williams, American playwright (d. 1983)
  • March 27Erich Heller, British philosopher (d. 1990)
  • March 29Brigitte Horney, German-born actress (d. 1988)
  • March 31
    • Freddie Green, American jazz guitarist (d. 1987)
    • Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (d. 1986)
  • April 3
    • Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish-born athlete (d. 1980)
    • Michael Woodruff, British/Australian surgeon (d. 2001)
  • April 6Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • April 8
    • Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
    • Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher and essayist (d. 1995)
    • Ichirō Fujiyama, Japanese composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • April 15Muhammad Metwally El-Shaarawy, Egyptian jurist (d. 1998)
  • April 17Lester Rodney, American journalist (d. 2009)
  • April 18
    • Maurice Goldhaber, Austrian-American physicist (d. 2011)
    • Huntington Hartford, American businessman (d. 2008)
  • April 23Ronald Neame, British film cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, and director (d. 2010)
  • April 26Paul Verner, German politician (d. 1986)


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Robert Johnson

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Maureen O'Sullivan

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Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld

  • May 5Andor Lilienthal, Hungarian chess Grandmaster (d. 2010)
  • May 6Frank Nelson, American actor (d. 1986)
  • May 7Ishirō Honda, Japanese film director (d. 1993)
  • May 8Robert Johnson, American guitarist and singer (d. 1938)
  • May 10Bel Kaufman, German-born American author (d. 2014)
  • May 11
    • Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)
    • Doodles Weaver, American actor and comedian (d. 1983)
  • May 15Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
  • May 17
    • Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish model (d. 1992)
    • André Jaunet, French-born flutist (d. 1988)
    • Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)
  • May 18Big Joe Turner, American singer (d. 1985)
  • May 20
    • Gardner Fox, American writer (d. 1986)
    • Milt Gabler, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • May 22Anatol Rapoport, Russian-born American mathematical psychologist (d. 2007)
  • May 24
    • Carleen Hutchins, American violin maker (d. 2009)
    • Barbara West, second-to-last living survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • May 27
    • Hubert Humphrey, American politician, 38th Vice President of the United States (d. 1978)
    • Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born Israeli politician, mayor of Jerusalem (2007)
    • Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
  • May 28Fritz Hochwälder, Austrian author (d. 1986)
  • May 31Maurice Allais, French economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2010)
  • June 3Ellen Corby, American actress (d. 1999)
  • June 4Milovan Đilas, Yugoslavian Marxist (d. 1995)
  • June 13
    • Prince Aly Khan, Imam of Ismaili Shi'a Islam (d. 1960)
    • Luis Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • June 15Wilbert Awdry, English children's writer (d. 1997)
  • June 20Paul Pietsch, German racer and magazine magnate (d. 2012)
  • June 21
    • Irving Fein, American television and film producer (d. 2012)
    • Wonderful Smith, African-American comedian (d. 2008)
  • June 24
    • Ernesto Sabato, Argentine writer (d. 2011)
    • Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine race car driver (d. 1995)
  • June 25William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
  • June 26
    • Toyo Shibata, Japanese poet (d. 2013)
    • Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete and golfer (d. 1956)
  • June 27Ben Alexander, American actor (d. 1969)
  • June 29
    • Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, German-born Prince Consort of the Netherlands (1948-1980) (d. 2004)
    • Bernard Herrmann, American composer (d. 1975)
  • June 30Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)


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Ginger Rogers

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Lucille Ball

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  • July 1Sergei Sokolov, Marshal of the Soviet Union (d. 2012)
  • July 4
    • Mitch Miller, American singer and television personality (d. 2010)
    • Frederick Seitz, American scientist (d. 2008)
  • July 5
    • Giorgio Borġ Olivier, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (d. 1980)
    • Georges Pompidou, President of France (d. 1974)
  • July 6LaVerne Andrews, American singer (d. 1967)
  • July 7Gian Carlo Menotti, Italian-born American composer (d. 2007)
  • July 9
    • Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
    • John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
  • July 10Bruno Vale, Italian football player
  • July 16Ginger Rogers, American actress and dancer (d. 1995)
  • July 17Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • July 18
    • Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
    • Arch MacDonald, American broadcast journalist and television pioneer (d. 1985)
  • July 21Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author (d. 1980)
  • July 26Jerry Burke, American musician (d. 1965)
  • July 28Ann Doran, American actress (d. 2000)
  • July 29Ján Cikker, Slovak composer (d. 1989)
  • July 31George Liberace, American musician (d. 1983)
  • August 2Rusty Wescoatt, American actor (d. 1987)
  • August 3Manuel Esperón, Mexican musician and composer (d. 2011)
  • August 5Robert Taylor, American actor (d. 1969)
  • August 6
    • Lucille Ball, American actress and television producer, co-owner of Desilu Productions (d. 1989)
    • Constance Fecher Heaven, British romance writer (d. 1995)
  • August 7Nicholas Ray, American director (d. 1979)
  • August 8Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (d. 2002)
  • August 9William Alfred Fowler, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • August 10A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian (d. 1993)
  • August 11
    • William H. Avery, American politician (d. 2009)
    • Thanom Kittikachorn, Prime Minister of Thailand (d. 2004)
  • August 12Cantinflas, Mexican actor (d. 1993)
  • August 14Vethathiri Maharishi, spiritual leader, founder of the World Community Service Center (WCSC) (d. 2006)
  • August 15Anthony Salerno, American gangster (d. 1992)
  • August 17
    • Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player (d. 1995)
    • Martin Sandberger, German military officer (d. 2010)
  • August 23
    • Betty Robinson, American athlete (d. 1999)
    • Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (d. 1998)
  • August 25Võ Nguyên Giáp, General of the Vietnam People's Army (d. 2013)
  • August 29John Charnley, English orthopaedic surgeon; pioneered hip replacement operation (d. 1982)
  • August 31Ramón Vinay, Chilean operatic tenor (d. 1996)


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William Golding


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Naguib Mahfouz

  • December 11
    • Val Guest, British film director (d. 2006)
    • Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
    • Qian Xuesen, Chinese scientist (d. 2009)
  • December 13
    • Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
    • Kenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (d. 1972)

Hans von Ohain

Date unknown

  • İsmail Rüştü Aksal, Turkish cvil servant and politician (d. 1989)



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Francis Galton

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Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff

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Gustav Mahler

  • January 17 – Sir Francis Galton, English explorer and biologist (b. 1822)
  • February 1Charles Stillman Sperry, American admiral (b. 1847)
  • February 4Piet Cronjé, Boer general (b. 1836)
  • February 15Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician (b. 1857)
  • February 21Isidre Nonell, Spanish painter (b. 1873)
  • March 1Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • April 10Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian artist and composer (b. 1875)
  • April 14
    • Addie Joss, American baseball player and Major League Baseball Hall of Fame member (b. 1880)
    • Denman Thompson, American actor and playwright (b. 1833)
  • April 25Emilio Salgari, Italian writer (b. 1862)
  • April 29Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1846)
  • May 18Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (b. 1860)
  • May 21Williamina Fleming, Scottish astronomer (b. 1857)
  • May 27Thursday October Christian II, Pitcairn Islands leader (b. 1820)
  • May 29William S. Gilbert, English dramatist (b. 1836)
  • June 2Axel Olof Freudenthal, Finnish philologist and politician (b. 1836)
  • June 9Carrie Nation, American temperance activist (b. 1846)
  • June 25Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (b. 1843)


  • July 2Clement A. Evans, American Confederate general (b. 1833)
  • July 15Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (b. 1832)
  • July 16August Harambašić, Croatian writer (b. 1861)
  • July 19Manuel Iradier, Spanish explorer and Africanist (b. 1854)
  • August 1
    • Edwin Austin Abbey, American painter (b. 1852)
    • Samuel Arza Davenport, American politician (b. 1843)
  • August 8William P. Frye, U.S. Senator (b. 1830)
  • August 12Jules Brunet, French military leader (b. 1838)
  • September 16Edward Whymper, British explorer (b. 1840)
  • September 18Pyotr Stolypin, Prime Minister of the Russian Empire (assassinated) (b. 1862)
  • September 29Henry Northcote, former Governor-General of Australia (b. 1846)
  • October 1Wilhelm Dilthey, German psychologist, sociologist and philosopher (b. 1833)
  • October 2Winfield Scott Schley, American admiral (b. 1839)
  • October 7
    • John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
    • Elmer McCurdy, American outlaw (b. 1880)
  • October 14John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • October 18Alfred Binet, French psychologist (b. 1857)
  • October 19Eugene Ely, American aviation pioneer (b. 1886)
  • October 24Ida Lewis, American lighthouse keeper (b. 1842)
  • October 29Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-born newspaper publisher and journalist (b. 1847)
  • October 31John Joseph Montgomery, American glider pioneer (b. 1858)
  • November 9Howard Pyle, American artist and fictional writer (b. 1853)
  • November 22William George Aston, British consular official (b. 1841)
  • November 23Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (b. 1865)
  • November 26Komura Jutarō, Japanese statesman (b. 1855)
  • December 2George Davidson, English-born geodesist, astronomer, geographer, surveyor, and engineer in the United States (b. 1825)
  • December 10Joseph Dalton Hooker, English botanist (b. 1817)
  • December 20Rose Eytinge, American actress (b. 1835)
  • December 22Odilon Lannelongue, French surgeon (b. 1840)
  • December 25Arthur F. Griffith, American calculating prodigy (b. 1880)

Nobel Prizes

  • PhysicsWilhelm Wien
  • ChemistryMaria Skłodowska-Curie
  • MedicineAllvar Gullstrand
  • LiteratureCount Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
  • PeaceTobias Asser Alfred Hermann Fried


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