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1857William Howard Taft, Cin, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice

1857Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924)

1857 Birthdays
Date Event
Jan 2
Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse & Gaston) 
Jan 2
Martha Carey Thomas, educator/president (Bryn Mawr College) 
Jan 2
Frederick Opper, Hooligan Assists the Magician 
Jan 4
Émile Cohl, A Fantasy 
Jan 6
Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931) 
Jan 6
William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896) 
Jan 8
Augustus E. Thomas, The Capitol 
Jan 9
Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights) 
Jan 11
Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys) 
Jan 14
Alice Pike Barney, American painter 
Jan 17
Eugene Augustin Lauste, developer (1st sound-on-film recording) 
Jan 17
Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Evangelimann) 
Jan 17
Wilhelm Kienzl, Der Evangelimann 
Jan 17
Eugène Lauste, Drill of the Engineer Corps 
Jan 18
Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I) 
Jan 23
Andrija Mohorovicic, Croatian geologist (Moho discontinuity) 
Jan 25
Richard Foster Baker, Kidder and Ko 
Jan 26
the 12th Dalai Lama (d. 1875) 
Jan 27
Al W. Filson, The Old Man Who Tried to Grow Young 
Jan 31
George Jackson Churchward, Great Western Railway Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1933) 
Feb 2
Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector 
Feb 3
Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Copenhagen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory 
Feb 4
Václav Cech-Strán, Chudá holka 
Feb 9
Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education 
Feb 9
Dan Mason, Dinkelspiel's Baby 
Feb 9
Avqsenti Tsagareli, Keto and Kote 
Feb 12
Bobby Peel, cricketer (great English lefty 1884-96) 
Feb 12
Marie von Buelow, Sein letzter Seitensprung 
Feb 17
Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher 
Feb 18
Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor 
Feb 21
Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium (1907) 
Feb 22
Heinrich Hertz, physicist, 1st to broadcast & receive radio waves 
Feb 22
Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scouts, Girl Guides) 
Feb 22
Robert Baden-Powell, Boys of the Otter Patrol 
Feb 22
Frank L. Stanton, Smile 
Feb 23
Margaret Deland, Smouldering Fires 
Feb 26
Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion) 
Feb 26
Charles Sheldon, In His Steps 
Feb 26
Miklós Bárd, Szováthy Éva 
Feb 28
Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer 
Mar 1
John MacSweeney, Wild Oats Lane 
Mar 3
Alfred Bruneau, composer 
Mar 7
Julius Wagner von Jauregg, Austria, psychiatrist (Nobel 1927) 
Mar 7
Laszlo Gyenes, A fogadalom 
Mar 12
William V. Ranous, King Lear 
Mar 16
Charles Harding Firth, British historian (d. 1936) 
Mar 18
Mrs. William Vaughn Moody, The Faith Healer 
Mar 22
Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Along the Meuse) 
Mar 22
Paul Doumer, gov-genl of Indo-China/13th Pres of France (1931-32) 
Mar 22
Harry Randall, The Rats 
Mar 23
Fannie Farmer, Boston, Massachusetts, American culinary figure 
Mar 27
Karl Pearson, London England, mathematician 
Mar 30
Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (d. 1926) 
Mar 30
Gabriela Zapolska, Die Warschauer Zitadelle 
Apr 3
Mari K. Demjén, White Rose 
Apr 5
Alexander-Jozef von Battenberg, ruler of Bulgaria (1879-86) 
Apr 6
Per Sivle, Berre ein hund 
Apr 7
John C. Rice, The Kiss 
Apr 8
James May, It Happened in Hollywood 
Apr 10
Henry Ernest Dudeney, mathematician/puzzle maker 
Apr 14
Edgar Stillman Kelley, Sparta Wisconsin, composer (Gulliver) 
Apr 14
Aluísio Azevedo, O Cortiço 
Apr 15
Pol de Mont, De verrijzenis van Ons Heer 
Apr 18
Clarence S Darrow, defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial 
Apr 18
Clarence Darrow, Camille 
Apr 19
Lucien Levy-Bruhl, philosopher 
Apr 20
Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day) 
Apr 20
Hermann Bang, writer 
Apr 20
Herman Bang, Michael 
Apr 21
Paul Dresser, The Myth of Fingerprints 
Apr 23
Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza) 
Apr 23
Ruggero Leoncavallo, The Untouchables 
Apr 27
Jamshedji Framji Madan, Vasant Prabha 
Apr 28
Alberto de Oliveira, Caídos do Céu 
Apr 29
Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e) 
Apr 29
Frantisek Ondricek, composer 
Apr 30
Eugen Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1940) 
May 2
Frederic Cliffe, composer 
May 3
George Gore, American baseball player (d. 1933) 
May 7
William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930) 
May 7
Oreste Calabresi, Amore senza stima 
May 8
Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein 
May 8
Heinrich Berte, April Blossoms 
May 9
Luigi Illica, Quantum of Solace 
May 10
Hendrik Zwaardemaker, Dutch physiologist (olfactometer) 
May 13
Ronald Ross, England, pathologist (Nobel 1902) 
May 15
Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (d. 1911) 
May 16
Juan Morel Campos, composer 
May 18
Adolf Lindfors, Rautakylän vanha parooni 
May 18
L.D. Littlefield, The Man from Beyond 
May 19
John Jacob Abel, Cleveland Ohio, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands) 
May 27
Marie Van Westerhoven, De Jantjes 
May 28
Robert Hilliard, The Ex-Convict 
May 31
Pius XI, [Ambrogio DA Ratti], Italy, 259th Pope (1922-39) 
May 31
Pope Pius XI, Cavalcade of Faith 
Jun 2
Edward William Elgar, Broadheath, England, composer (Pomp & Circumstance) 
Jun 2
Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Denmark, poet (Poutnici Svetem, Nobel 1917) 
Jun 2
Karl Gjellerup, Kvarnen 
Jun 2
Edward Elgar, Forrest Gump 
Jun 4
Barbara Baynton, Squeaker's Mate 
Jun 6
Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918) 
Jun 8
Lawrence Marston, The Evidence of the Film 
Jun 12
Achille Simonetti, composer 
Jun 12
Kate Lester, The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
Jun 15
George Backus, The Warrens of Virginia 
Jun 18
Henry Clay Folger Jr, US, businessman/Shakespeare fan 
Jun 28
Emerson Hough, The Covered Wagon 
Jul 1
Roger Connor, 1st baseman (NY Giants) 
Jul 2
Francesco Spetrino, composer 
Jul 4
Lizzie McCall, The Other Girl 
Jul 5
Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist 
Jul 7
Armand Numès, The Six-Legged Sheep 
Jul 8
Rudolf Dellinger, composer 
Jul 9
Frederik II W, grandduke of Baden (1907-18) 
Jul 10
Frank Norcross, Friends in San Rosario 
Jul 11
Alfred Binet, French child psychologist 
Jul 11
Iacob Moresianu, composer 
Jul 14
Maytag, inventor (washing machine) 
Jul 21
A S C Wallis, [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer 
Jul 23
French [M J Francois] Erens, lawyer/literary (Pursue Years) 
Jul 24
Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark, writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917) 
Jul 24
Henrik Pontoppidan, Das Totenreich 
Jul 25
Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina 
Jul 27
Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, orientalist/museum curator 
Jul 27
Jose Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rico, found Federalist Party in 1900 
Jul 27
Károly Mihályfi, Vorrei morir 
Jul 28
Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America 
Jul 30
Thorstein Veblen, US, economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899) 
Aug 1
Alfred J. West, The New Republic 
Aug 8
Cecile Chaminade, composer 
Aug 8
Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research) 
Aug 8
Cécile Chaminade, Goin' South 
Aug 9
Harriet May Mills, Votes for Women 
Aug 14
Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922) 
Aug 15
Albert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (d. 1918) 
Aug 18
Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (d. 1926) 
Aug 18
Olive West, Madame Butterfly 
Aug 21
Iisakki Lattu, Kihlaus 
Aug 22
Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937) 
Aug 28
Alice Chapin, Daughters of the Night 
Aug 28
Charles Lamy, The Fall of the House of Usher 
Aug 29
Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937) 
Sep 2
Thomas Groube, Australian cricketer (d. 1927) 
Sep 6
Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian (d. 1933) 
Sep 8
Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1936) 
Sep 8
Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society. 
Sep 10
James E Keeler, US, astronomer (rings of Saturn) 
Sep 12
George H Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter/water colors painter 
Sep 13
Milton S. Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, (d. 1945) 
Sep 13
Michał Drzymała, Polish peasant rebel (d. 1937) 
Sep 15
William Howard Taft, Cin, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice 
Sep 17
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, pioneer in rocket & space research 
Sep 29
Conrad T van Deventer, lawyer/2nd-Member of parliament 
Sep 30
Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge) 
Oct 2
Marthinus T Steyn, pres of Orange-Free state (1896-1902) 
Oct 3
Maurice Desvallières, Hotel Paradiso 
Oct 4
Henry Schoenfeld, composer 
Oct 5
Ida Brander, Rakkauden kaikkivalta - Amor Omnia 
Oct 5
Fedor von Zobeltitz, Drei Mädchen spinnen 
Oct 8
Vincent Sternroyd, The Street Singers 
Oct 9
Ivo Vojnovic, Nevjera 
Oct 11
Henri Cain, Cyrano de Bergerac 
Oct 12
James Bradbury Sr., Badgered 
Oct 14
Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of 1st US autos 
Oct 24
Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894) 
Oct 25
Jeffreys Lewis, A Regular Girl 
Oct 29
Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal) 
Oct 30
John H Aberson, 1st chancellor (Dutch Agricultural University) 
Oct 30
Gertrude Atherton, The Foghorn 
Oct 31
Axel Munthe, Story of San Michele 
Nov 2
Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (Babinski reflex) 
Nov 3
Michail V Alekseyev, Imperial Russian general and WW I Chief of Staff (d. 1918) 
Nov 5
Ida Tarbell, muckraker (Standard Oil was very unhappy) 
Nov 5
Joseph Tabrar, Jean Stapleton 
Nov 10
Luella Forepaugh, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 
Nov 11
Frederick Vroom, The General 
Nov 15
Mikhail Alekseyev,  
Nov 16
Jón Sveinsson, Episode #1.6 
Nov 17
Herbert Waring, Sleeping Partners 
Nov 22
George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life) 
Nov 22
George Gissing, The Turning Point 
Nov 25
Alfred Capus, L'aventurier 
Nov 25
László Molnár, A Nagymama 
Nov 26
Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913) 
Nov 27
Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1952) 
Nov 27
Camillo Antona Traversi, Il segreto del dottore 
Nov 28
Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85) 
Nov 29
Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911) 
Nov 29
Alex Rautio, Salaviinanpolttajat 
Nov 30
Robert Abel, cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman) 
Dec 3
Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924) 
Dec 3
Joseph Conrad, The Duellists 
Dec 7
Nicola van Westerhout, composer 
Dec 9
Edgar Smith, Ah, Wilderness! 
Dec 12
Max Devrient, Die Totenhand 
Dec 14
Harry L. Rattenberry, The Delicious Little Devil 
Dec 15
Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer 
Dec 16
Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite) 
Dec 21
Nat Gould, The Rank Outsider 
Dec 22
George [Robert] Gissing, England, novelist 
Dec 22
Frank Clark, When the Cook Fell Ill 
Dec 29
Morley Roberts, The Shadow Before 
Dec 31
King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894) 
Dec 31
Alois Charvát, Nocní des 
Dec 31
Oscar Byström, Janssons frestelse 
2
Paul Hervieu, La course du flambeau 
4
Frank Currier, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ 
14
Ermete Zacconi, Don Buonaparte 
15
William Howard Taft, Taft Playing Golf 
17
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella 
28
William Huch, Five Millions Seek an Heir 
30
Hermann Sudermann, Sunrise 
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