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1911

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Year 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1911

January

  • 1 January - Northern Territory is politically separated from South Australia and transferred to Commonwealth control.
  • 3 January - In London, in what becomes known as the Siege of Sidney Street, the Metropolitan Police and the Scots Guards engage in a shootout with a criminal gang of Latvian anarchists held up in a building in the East End.
  • 5 January - Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is founded at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
  • 12 January - The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.
  • 18 January - Eugene B. Ely lands on the deck of the USS Pennsylvania stationed in San Francisco harbour, marking the first time an aircraft landed on a ship.
  • 21 January
    • First Monte Carlo races ( Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo).
    • The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, was formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate (modern Botswana).
  • 26 January - Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful seaplane.
  • 30 January - The destroyer USS Terry makes the first airplane rescue at sea, saving the life of James McCurdy 10 miles from Havana, Cuba

February

  • 18 February - First official air mail flight took place in Allahabad, India to Naini, India, when Henri Pequet carried 6,500 letters a distance of 13 km.

March

  • March - The first installment of a serialized version of Frederick Winslow Taylor's monograph The Principles of Scientific Management ( online version here) appears in American Magazine. The complete series runs in the March, April, and May issues, giving a boost to the efficiency movement.
  • 1 March - José Batlle y Ordóñez is elected President of Uruguay.
  • 8 March - International Women's Day is celebrated for the first time
  • 10 March - Kansas legislature approves House Bill Number 906, effectively the first blue sky law in the United States, culminating an effort by Joseph Norman Dolley, Kansas' banking commissioner.
  • 24 March - Denmark abolishes death penalty and flogging
  • 25 March - Fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City - 145 dead
  • 29 March - United States Army formally adopts the M1911 pistol as its standard sidearm, thus giving the gun its 1911 designation.

April

  • 6 April - Dedë Gjon Luli Dedvukaj, Leader of the Malësori Albanians raises the Albanian flag in the town of Tuzi, Montenegro for the first time after Gjergj Kastrioti (Skenderbeg).
  • 13 April - Mexican revolution - Rebels take Agua Prieta along the US border. Government troops take the town back 17 April when the rebel leader "Red" Lopez is drunk
  • 19 April - Mexican Revolution - Francisco Madero's troops besiege Ciudad Juarez but general Juan J. Navarro refuses his demand of surrender
  • 27 April - Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
  • 30 April - Sparks from a burning hayshed ignite the Great Fire of 1911, destroying much of downtown Bangor, Maine.

May

23 May: New York Public Library dedication ceremony held.
23 May: New York Public Library dedication ceremony held.
  • 8 May - Mexican Revolution - Pancho Villa launches an attack against government troops in Ciudad Juarez without Madero's permission. Government troops surrender 10 May.
  • 11 May - Futurist exhibition in Milan was the first of efforts by the group to make its theories concrete.
  • 15 May - The United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be dissolved.
  • 17 May - Mexican Revolution - Porfirio Diaz is convinced to resign but he does not do it officially.
  • 21 May - Mexican Revolution - Peace treaty between rebels of Madero and government troops in Ciudad Juarez.
  • 23 May - Dedication ceremony for the New York Public Library.
  • 24 May - Mexican Revolution - Government troops fire at anti-Diaz demonstrators in Mexico City - about 200 dead (official claim only 40).
  • 25 May - Mexican Revolution - Diaz signs his resignation and leaves for Veracruz; on 31 May he leaves for exile in France.
  • 30 May - The first Indianapolis 500-mile auto race is run. The winner is Ray Harroun in the Marmon 'Wasp' and titanic was lunched

June

  • 7 June - Mexican Revolution - Francisco Madero arrives in Mexico City just after a local earthquake.
  • 14 June
  • 15 June - IBM incorporated as Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation (CTR) in New York.
  • 16 June - A 772- gram stony meteorite struck earth in Columbia County, Wisconsin near the village of Kilbourn damaging a barn.
  • 17 June - The University of Iceland is founded.
  • 22 June - Coronation of George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck at Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 28 June - The Nakhla meteorite (from Mars) lands in the area of Alexandria, Egypt, purportedly killing a dog.

July

  • 1 July - German Warship Panther in the Moroccan port of Agadir triggers Agadir Crisis escalating pre-WW1 tensions. Subsequent climbdown rallies German militancy.
  • 24 July - Hiram Bingham rediscovers Machu Picchu.
24 July: Machu Picchu
24 July Machu Picchu

August

  • 8 August - Public Law 62-5 sets the number of representatives in the United States House of Representatives at 435. The law will take effect in 1913.
  • 9 August - Raunds, Northamptonshire records a temperature of 98°F (36.7°C), the highest UK temperature until 1990.
  • 10 August - British MPs vote to receive salaries for the first time.
  • 22 August - Theft of Mona Lisa discovered in [Louvre] ( Vincenzo Peruggia is captured and the painting returned 1913).
  • 29 August - The Diocese of Kottayam was erected on this day (Kerala, India), for the Knanaya Catholic people of the Syro-Malabar Church. In 2005 the diocese was raised to the rank of Archdiocese. For details on the community see "knanaya" in Wikipedia. Added by JVL (RM)

September

  • 7 September - French poet Guillaume Apollinaire is arrested and put in jail on suspicion of stealing the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum. He is later released.
  • 11 September - Middle Tennessee State University is founded in Murfreesboro, Tennessee as Middle Tennessee Normal School.
  • 20 September - The liner RMS Olympic, sister ship to the RMS Titanic, collides with Royal Navy cruiser HMS Hawke outside Southampton, England.
  • 25 September
    • French navy ship Liberté explodes at anchor in Toulon
    • Groundbreaking for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, begins.
  • 30 September - A concrete dam owned by the Bayless Pulp & Paper Mill breaks, wiping out the town of Austin, Pennsylvania and continuing downstream about 8 miles into the village of Costello.

October

  • October - First Solvay Congress - meeting of physicists
  • 6 October - The British Seafarers' Union was formed in Southampton in England.
  • 10 October
    • Wuchang Uprising starts the Xinhai Revolution that will lead to the founding of the Republic of China.
    • Robert Laird Borden becomes Canada's eighth prime minister.
  • 16 October - Mexican Revolution - Felix Diaz, nephew of Porfirio Diaz, occupies the port of Veracruz as a sign of rebellion against Madero
  • 18 October - revolutionaries under Sun Yat-sen overthrew China's Manchu dynasty.
  • 24 October - Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.
  • 28 October - Foundation of The Rosicrucian Fellowship's international headquarters at Mount Ecclesia, Oceanside, California. It had been preceded by its formal constitution in 8 August 1709 at Seattle, Washington.

November

11 November: Old district of Visoko today: In November 1911 it was almost completely destroyed by fire.
11 November: Old district of Visoko today: In November 1911 it was almost completely destroyed by fire.
  • 3 November - Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market to compete with the Ford Model T.
  • 4 November - Selandia launched in Denmark, the first ocean going diesel Ship.
  • 5 November - After declaring war on Turkey on 29 September 1911, Italy annexes Tripoli and Cyrenaica (this act was confirmed by an act of the Italian Parliament on 25 February 1912).
  • 11 November
    • A record cold snap hits the United States midwest. Many cities break record highs and lows on same day. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).
    • Big fire struck Visoko burning over 450 houses and other objects. The upper city area was completely burned, as well all the houses down the main street alongside Beledija.
  • 15 November - Prince Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi of Monaco, heir to the throne and later Reigning Prince Louis II of Monaco officially recognizes his illegitimate daughter Charlotte Louise Juliette Louvet as Princess Charlotte of Monaco.
  • 16 November - Earthquake in Swab, South Germany
  • 17 November - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity is founded at Howard University.

December

11 December: Coronation ceremonies in new capital of India, New Delhi, site of Humayun's Tomb
11 December: Coronation ceremonies in new capital of India, New Delhi, site of Humayun's Tomb
  • 11 December - Coronation in New Delhi of George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck as Emperor of India and Empress consort respectively
  • 12 December - The capital of India was shifted to New Delhi from Calcutta (now Kolkata).
  • 14 December - Roald Amundsen's expedition reaches the South Pole
  • 21 December - First robbery of the Bonnot gang
  • 23 December - Stanislavski and Craig's seminal production of Hamlet opened at the Moscow Arts Theatre
  • 24 December - Opening of Lackawanna Cutoff, the first of two major cutoffs built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, just three years after it was built.
  • 29 December - Sun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China

Undated

  • First Urdu language typewriter made available.
  • In Canada, the Dominion Parks Branch was established (now Parks Canada), the world's first national park service. In 1911 it fell under the Department of the Interior, and now resides within the Department of the Environment.
  • Appleby College, a Canadian university-preparatory schools, is founded.
  • University of Wales, Bangor moves to new buildings.
  • 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica published.
  • Ernest Rutherford deduces the existence of a compact atomic nucleus from scattering experiments.
  • Heike Kamerlingh Onnes discovers superconductivity.
  • Southern Methodist University is founded in Dallas, Texas.
  • 1 out of every 7 employed persons is a domestic servant in Great Britain.
  • The Tata family starts the first steel mill in Bihar.

Ongoing

  • Champagne Riots
  • Mexican Revolution

Births

1911 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1911
MCMXI
Ab urbe condita 2664
Armenian calendar 1360
ԹՎ ՌՅԿ
Bahá'í calendar 67 – 68
Berber calendar 2861
Buddhist calendar 2455
Burmese calendar 1273
Byzantine calendar 7419 – 7420
Chinese calendar 庚戌年十二月初一日
(4547/4607-12-1)
— to —
辛亥年十一月十二日
(4548/4608-11-12)
Coptic calendar 1627 – 1628
Ethiopian calendar 1703 – 1704
Hebrew calendar 5671 – 5672
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1966 – 1967
 - Shaka Samvat 1833 – 1834
 - Kali Yuga 5012 – 5013
Holocene calendar 11911
Iranian calendar 1289 – 1290
Islamic calendar 1329 – 1330
Japanese calendar Meiji 44
(明治44年)
Korean calendar 4244
Thai solar calendar 2454

January-February

  • 1 January
    • Roman Totenberg, Polish-American violinist
    • Hank Greenberg, baseball player (d. 1986)
  • 3 January - John Sturges, American film director (d. 1982)
  • 5 January - Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (d. 2001)
  • 7 January - Butterfly McQueen, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 11 January - Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)
  • 13 January - Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Premier of Queensland (d. 2005)
  • 17 January - George Joseph Stigler, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1991)
  • 19 January – Ken Nelson, American record producer and music executive (d. 2008)
  • 22 January - Bruno Kreisky, Chancellor of Austria (d. 1990)
  • 24 January - C. L. Moore, American writer (d. 1987)
  • 25 January - Kurt Maetzig, German director
  • 26 January - Polykarp Kusch, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
  • 29 January - Peter von Siemens, German industrialist (d. 1986)
  • 30 January - Roy Eldridge, American jazz musician (d. 1989)
  • 5 February - Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (d. 1960)
  • 6 February - Ronald Reagan, United States President (d. 2004)
  • 8 February - Elizabeth Bishop, American poet (d. 1979)
  • 11 February - Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (Carroll Daly), fifth president of Ireland (d. 1978)
  • 12 February - Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)
  • 14 February - Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch inventor of hemodialysis
  • 17 February - Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born Jewish-American literary scholar (d. 1984)
  • 19 February - Merle Oberon, British actress (d. 1979)
  • 28 February - Otakar Vávra, Czech director

March-April

  • 3 March - Jean Harlow, American actress (d. 1937)
  • 6 March - Nikolai Baibakov, Soviet statesman (d. 2008)
  • 8 March - Alan Hovhaness, American composer (d. 2000)
  • 9 March - Ebby Halliday, American realtor
  • 12 March - Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Mexican president (d. 1979)
  • 13 March
    • L. Ron Hubbard, American author (d. 1986)
    • Marie Rudisill, American author and Fruitcake Lady (d. 2006)
  • 15 March - Ursula Vaughan Williams, British author (d. 2007)
  • 16 March
    • Pierre Harmel, Belgian Prime minister
    • Josef Mengele, Nazi Germany war criminal (d. 1979)
  • 18 March - Al Benton, baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 20 March - Alfonso García Robles, Mexican diplomat and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1991)
  • 24 March
    • Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
    • Jane Drew, English architect (d. 1996)
  • 25 March - Jack Ruby, American killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
  • 26 March
    • Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2003)
    • Tennessee Williams, American playwright (d. 1983)
  • 27 March - Erich Heller, British philosopher, long resident in the U.S. (d. 1990)
  • 29 March - Brigitte Horney, German-born actress (d. 1988)
  • 31 March - Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (d. 1986)
  • 31 March - Freddie Green, jazz guitarist (d. 1987)
  • 3 April - Michael Woodruff, British/Australian pioneering transplant surgeon (d. 2001)
  • 6 April - Feodor Felix Konrad Lynen, German biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1979)
  • 8 April
    • Melvin Calvin, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997)
    • Emil Cioran, Romanian philosopher and essayist (d. 1995)
  • 11 April - Stanislawa Walasiewicz, Polish-born runner (d. 1980)
  • 13 April - William Tuttle, American makeup artist (d. 2007)
  • 15 April - Muhammad Metwally Al Shaarawy, Egyptian Muslim jurist (d. 1998)
  • 17 April - Lester Rodney, American journalist
  • 18 April
    • Maurice Goldhaber, Austrian-American physicist
    • Huntington Hartford, American businessman and heir to A&P (d. 2008)
  • 23 April - Ronald Neame, British film cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and director
  • 26 April - Marianne Hoppe, German actress (d. 2002)

May-June

  • 1 May - Anthony Salerno, member of the U.S. La Cosa Nostra and a leader in the Genovese Family (d. 1992)
  • 5 May - Andor Lilienthal, Hungarian Chess Grandmaster
  • 8 May - Robert Johnson, American guitarist and singer (d. 1938)
  • 10 May - Bel Kaufman, German born American author
  • 11 May
    • Phil Silvers, American actor and comedian (d. 1985)
    • 11 May - Doodles Weaver, American actor and comedian (d. 1983)
  • 15 May - Max Frisch, Swiss author (d. 1991)
  • 17 May
    • Lisa Fonssagrives, Swedish model (d. 1992)
    • Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (d. 1998)
  • 18 May - Big Joe Turner, American singer (d. 1985)
  • 20 May
    • Gardner Fox, American writer (d. 1986)
    • Milt Gabler, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • 22 May - Anatol Rapoport, Russian-born American mathematical psychologist (d. 2007)
  • 24 May
    • Carleen Hutchins, American violin maker
    • Barbara West, Second-to-last living survivor of the Titanic sinking (d. 2007)
  • 26 May - Ben Alexander, American actor (d. 1969)
  • 27 May
    • Hubert H. Humphrey, U.S. Vice President and Senator (d. 1978)
    • Teddy Kollek, Austrian-born mayor of Jerusalem (d. 2007)
    • Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 28 May - Fritz Hochwälder, Austrian author (d. 1986)
  • 31 May - Maurice Allais, French economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 13 June - Luis Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988)
  • 15 June - W.V. Awdry, English children's writer (d. 1997)
  • 20 June - Paul Pietsch, German racer and magazine magnate
  • 24 June
    • Ernesto Sabato, Argentine writer
    • Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentine race car driver (d. 1995)
  • 25 June - William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
  • 26 June - Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete and golfer (d. 1956)
  • 29 June
    • Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (d. 2004)
    • Bernard Herrmann, American composer (d. 1975)
  • 30 June - Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)

July-August

  • 1 July - Sergei Sokolov, Marshal of the Soviet Union
  • 4 July
    • Mitch Miller, American singer and television personality
    • Frederick Seitz, American scientist (d. 2008)
  • 5 July - Georges Pompidou, President of France (d. 1974)
  • 6 July - LaVerne Andrews, member of the 1940s Big Band/ Swing group The Andrews Sisters is born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 7 July - Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian born American composer (d. 2007)
  • 9 July
    • John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
    • Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
  • 16 July
    • Jerry Burke, American musician (d. 1965)
    • Ginger Rogers, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 17 July - Ted Anderson, English footballer (d. 1979)
  • 18 July - Hume Cronyn, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
  • 21 July - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author (d. 1980)
  • 27 July - Lupita Tovar, Mexican actress
  • 3 August - Manuel Esperón, Mexican musician and composer
  • 6 August - Lucille Ball, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 9 August - William Alfred Fowler, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 10 August - A. N. Sherwin-White, English historian of Ancient Rome (d. 1993)
  • 11 August - William H. Avery, American politician
  • 11 August - Lucille Ball, television, stage, and radio actress, and producer (d. 1989)
  • 12 August - Jane Wyatt, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 18 August - Amelia Boynton Robinson, American civil rights activist
  • 17 August - Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian chess player (d. 1995)
  • 23 August
    • Betty Robinson, American athlete (d. 1999)
    • Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (d. 1998)
  • 25 August - Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese General, First Indochina War, Vietnam War
  • 27 August - Kay Walsh, British actress (d. 2005)

September-October

  • 2 September - Floyd Council, American musician (d. 1976)
  • 6 September - Harry Danning, baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 9 September - John Gorton, nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 2002)
  • 15 September - Joseph Pevney, American director
  • 19 September - William Golding, English writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
  • 20 September - Shriram Sharma Acharya, founder of All world Gayatri Pariwar (d. 1990)
  • 23 September - Frank Moss, U.S. Senator from Utah (d. 2003)
  • 24 September - Herbert Jeffreys, American singer and actor
  • 27 September - John Harvey, stage and film actor (d. 1982)
  • 29 September - Charles Court, Australian politician (d. 2007)
  • 5 October
    • Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (d. 1966)
    • Pierre Dansereau, Canadian ecologist
  • 9 October - Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 10 October - Clare Hollingworth, British journalist
  • 13 October - Ashok Kumar, Indian actor (d. 2001)
  • 14 October - Le Duc Tho, Vietnamese general and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1990)
  • 15 October - James H. Schmitz, German-born American science fiction writer (d. 1981)
  • 26 October - Sid Gillman, American football coach (d. 2003)
  • 30 October - Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)

November-December

  • 1 November
    • Sidney Wood, American tennis player
    • Henri Troyat, French writer (d. 2007)
  • 2 November - Odysseas Elytis, Greek writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1996)
  • 5 November - Roy Rogers, American singer and actor (d. 1998)
  • 12 November - Chad Varah, British priest and humanitarian (d. 2007)
  • 13 November - Buck O'Neil, American baseball player and manager (d. 2006)
  • 24 November - Erik Bergman, Finnish composer (d. 2006)
  • 25 November - Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (d. 1984)
  • 27 November
    • David Merrick, American theatre producer (d. 2000)
    • Fe del Mundo, Filipino pediatrician and National Scientist
  • 28 November – Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (d. 1973)
  • 3 December - Nino Rota, Italian composer (d. 1979)
  • 8 December - Lee J. Cobb, American actor (d. 1976)
  • 11 December
    • Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
    • Val Guest, British film director (d. 2006)
  • 13 December
    • Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
    • Kenneth Patchen, American poet and painter (d. 1972)
  • 18 December - Jules Dassin, American director (d. 2008)
  • 20 December - Hortense Calisher, American author
  • 21 December - Josh Gibson, baseball player (d. 1947)
  • 23 December - Niels Kaj Jerne, English-born immunologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1994)
  • 25 December - Louise Bourgeois, French born American artist
  • 26 December - Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (d. 1962)
  • 27 December - Anna Russell, British comedian and singer (d. 2006)
  • 30 December - Jeanette Nolan, American actress (d. 1998)
  • date unknown
    • Yolande Beekman, French-born World War II heroine (d. 1944)
    • Jaime Ornelas Camacho, Portuguese-born politician

Deaths

January - June

  • 17 January - Sir Francis Galton, English explorer and biologist (b. 1822)
  • 4 February - Piet Cronjé, Boer general (b. 1836)
  • 15 February - Theodor Escherich, paediatrician (b. 1857)
  • 1 March - Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff, Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • 10 April - Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian artist and composer (b. 1875)
  • 25 April - Emilio Salgari, Italian writer (b. 1862)
  • 29 April - Georg, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1846)
  • 18 May - Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer (b. 1860)
  • 21 May - Williamina Fleming, Scottish astronomer (b. 1857)
  • 27 May - Thursday October Christian II, Pitcairn Islands leader (b. 1820)
  • 29 May - William S. Gilbert, English dramatist (b. 1836)
  • 2 June - Axel Olof Freudenthal, philologist and politician (b. 1836)
  • 9 June - Carrie Nation, American temperance activist (b. 1846)
  • 25 June - Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (b. 1843)

July - December

  • 2 July - Clement A. Evans, Confederate general (b. 1833)
  • 15 July - Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (b. 1832)
  • 16 July - August Harambašić, Croatian writer (b. 1861)
  • 1 August - Edwin Austin Abbey, American painter (b. 1852)
  • 8 August - William P. Frye, U.S. Senator (b. 1830)
  • 12 August - Jules Brunet, French military leader (b. 1838)
  • 16 September - Edward Whymper, British explorer (b. 1840)
  • 7 October - John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (b. 1835)
  • 14 October - John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)
  • 24 October - Ida Lewis, lighthouse keeper (b. 1842)
  • 29 October - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-born newspaper publisher and journalist (b. 1847)
  • 31 October - John Joseph Montgomery, American glider pioneer (b. 1858)
  • 26 November - Komura Jutarō, Japanese statesman (b. 1855)
  • 10 December - Joseph Dalton Hooker, English botanist (b. 1817)
  • 22 December - Odilon Lannelongue, French surgeon (b. 1840)
  • 25 December - Arthur F. Griffith, American calculating prodigy (b. 1880)
  • date unknown - William George Aston, British consular official (b. 1841)

Nobel prizes

  • Physics - Wilhelm Wien
  • Chemistry - Maria Skłodowska-Curie
  • Medicine - Allvar Gullstrand
  • Literature - Count Maurice (Mooris) Polidore Marie Bernhard Maeterlinck
  • Peace - Tobias Michael Carel Asser Alfred Hermann Fried

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