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1893

Events



January–March

  • January 2Webb C. Ball introduces railroad chronometers, which become the general railroad timepiece standards in North America.
  • January 6 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress; the charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  • January 13
  • The Independent Labour Party of the United Kingdom has its first meeting.
  • U.S. Marines from the USS Boston land in Honolulu, Hawaii, to prevent the queen from abrogating the Bayonet Constitution.
  • January 15 – The Telefon Hírmondó service starts with around 60 subscribers, in Budapest.
  • January 17Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii: Lorrin A. Thurston and the Citizen's Committee of Public Safety in Hawaii, with the intervention of the United States Marine Corps, overthrow the government of Queen Liliuokalani.
  • January 21
  • The Cherry Sisters first perform in Marion, Iowa.
  • The Tati Concessions Land, formerly part of Matabeleland, is formally annexed to the Bechuanaland Protectorate, now Botswana.
  • February 1Thomas Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio in West Orange, New Jersey.
  • February 1119White Star Line sinks without trace in heavy seas on the Liverpool–New York transatlantic passage.
  • February 23Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for the diesel engine.
  • February 24American University is established by an Act of Congress, in Washington, D.C.
  • February 28USS Indiana, the first battleship in the United States Navy comparable to other nation's battleships of the time, is launched.
  • March 4Grover Cleveland is sworn in as the 24th President of the United States.
  • March 10Ivory Coast becomes a French colony.
  • March 20 – In Belgium, Adam Worth is sentenced to 7 years for robbery (he is released in 1897).

    April–June



  • April 1 – The rank of Chief Petty Officer is established in the United States Navy.
  • April 6 – The iconic Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is dedicated, after 40 years of construction.
  • April 8 – The first recorded college basketball game occurs in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, between the Geneva CollegeCovenanters and the New Brighton YMCA.
  • April 17
  • Belgian general strike of 1893: Riots erupt in Mons; the day after, the Belgian Parliament approves universal male suffrage.
  • The Alpha Xi Delta Sorority is founded at Lombard College, in Galesburg, Illinois.
  • May – The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland is formed.
  • May 1 – The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, opens to the public in Chicago, Illinois. The first United States commemorative postage stamps are issued for the Exposition.
  • May 5Panic of 1893: A crash on the New York Stock Exchange starts a depression.
  • May 9 – Edison's 1½ inch system of Kinetoscope is first demonstrated in public, at the Brooklyn Institute.
  • May 10Nix v. Hedden: the United States Supreme Court legally declares the tomato to be a vegetable.

  • May 23Mahatma Gandhi arrives in South Africa, where he will live until 1914, lead non-violent protests on behalf of Indian immigrants in the South African Republic (Transvaal), and generally have a deeper experience of such activities during these years.
  • June 4 – The Anti-Saloon League is incorporated, originally as a state organization, in Oberlin, Ohio. On December 18, 1895, it becomes a nationwide organization. The same year, the American Council on Alcohol Problems is established, along with the Committee of Fifty for the Study of the Liquor Problem.
  • June 6Wedding of Prince George, Duke of York, and Princess Mary of Teck: the future King George V of the United Kingdom marries at St James's Palace in London.
  • June 151893 German federal election: Small anti-Semitic parties secure 2.9% of the vote.
  • June 17 – Gold is found in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
  • June 20
  • The Wengernalpbahn railway in Wengen, Switzerland (Canton of Bern) is opened.
  • Lizzie Borden is acquitted of murdering her parents in Fall River, Massachusetts in 1892.
  • June 22 – The flagship of the British Mediterranean Fleet collides with and sinks in 10 minutes; Vice-admiral Sir George Tryon goes down with his ship.
  • June 29 – Unveiling of the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain at Piccadilly Circus in London with its statue of Anteros.

    July–September



  • July 1 – U.S. President Grover Cleveland is operated on in secret.
  • July 6 – The small town of Pomeroy, Iowa, is nearly destroyed by a tornado; 71 people are killed and 200 injured.
  • July 11
  • Liberal general and politician José Santos Zelaya leads a successful revolt in Nicaragua.
  • Kōkichi Mikimoto, in Japan, develops the method to seed and grow cultured pearls.
  • July 13
  • Paknam Incident: Two French Navy ships are fired upon by Siamese cannons stationed at the Paknam Fort, that guards the Chao Phraya River. Three months later, Siam is forced to cede modern day Laos to France.
  • Frederick Jackson Turner gives a lecture titled "The Significance of the Frontier in American History" before the American Historical Association in Chicago.
  • Scottish Association football club Dundee F.C. is formed.
  • July 25 – The Corinth Canal is completed in Greece.
  • August 15 – The Ibadan area becomes a British protectorate, after a treaty signed by Fijabi, the Baale of Ibadan with the British acting Governor of Lagos, George C. Denton.
  • August 27 – The Sea Islands hurricane hits Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Carolina, and the Sea Islands, killing 1,000–2,000.
  • September 1William Ewart Gladstone's Government of Ireland Bill 1893, intended to give Ireland self-government, is rejected by the U.K. Parliament.
  • September 7
  • Under pressure of a general strike, the Belgian Federal Parliament enacts general multiple suffrage.
  • Russian monitor Rusalka sinks in a storm in the Gulf of Finland, with the loss of all 177 crew; her hulk is eventually discovered in 2003 off Helsinki.
  • Genoa Cricket & Athletic Club, the oldest Italian football club, is formed.
  • September 11 – The World Parliament of Religions opens as an adjunct to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago; Bengali Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda receives a standing ovation for his address in response to his welcoming.
  • September 12American Temperance University begins classes in Harriman, Tennessee (it closes after 15 years, in May 1908).
  • September 16 – Settlers make a land run for prime land in the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.
  • September 19
  • Swami Vivekananda delivers an inspiring speech on his paper at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
  • New Zealand becomes the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote.
  • September 21 – Brothers Charles and Frank Duryea drive the first gasoline-powered motorcar in America, on public roads in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • September 23 – The Bahá'í Faith is first publicly mentioned in the United States, at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
  • September 27 – The World Parliament of Religions holds its closing meeting in Chicago.
  • September 28 – The Portuguese sports club Futebol Clube do Porto is founded.

    October–December



  • October 10 – The first car number plates appear in Paris, France.
  • October 13
  • The first students enter St Hilda's College, Oxford, England, founded for women by Dorothea Beale.
  • The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1893 is signed, as the Kingdom of Siam cedes all of its territories east of the Mekong River to France, creating the territory of Laos.
  • October 16 – American sisters Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill copyright their book Song Stories for the Kindergarten including "Good Morning to All". The melody, by Mildred Hill, is later adapted, without authorization, by Robert H. Coleman as "Good Morning to You!", with the second stanza containing the words to "Happy Birthday to You", leading to a successful copyright lawsuit by the Hill sisters in 1934.
  • October 23 – The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization (IMRO) is founded by Bulgarians, in the town of Thessaloniki. Its aim is to liberate the region of Macedonia from the Ottoman Turks.
  • October 28 (October 16 O.S.) – In Saint Petersburg (Russia), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts the first performance of his Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique, nine days before his death.
  • October 30 – The 1893 World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, closes.
  • November 7Colorado women are granted the right to vote.
  • November 12 – The Durand Line is established as the boundary between British India and Afghanistan, by a memorandum of understanding signed by Sir Mortimer Durand, Foreign Secretary of British India, and Abdur Rahman Khan, Amir of Afghanistan.
  • November 15FC Basel Association football club is founded in Switzerland.
  • November 16 – Athletic club Královské Vinohrady, later Sparta Prague, is founded.
  • November 26Arthur Conan Doyle's story "The Adventure of the Final Problem", published in the December dated issue of The Strand Magazine and serialized in Sunday newspapers worldwide, surprises the reading public by revealing that his popular character Sherlock Holmes had apparently died at the Reichenbach Falls on May 4, 1891.
  • DecemberCarl Anton Larsen becomes the first man to ski in Antarctica.
  • December 4First Matabele War: The Shangani Patrol of British South Africa Company soldiers is ambushed and annihilated, by more than 3,000 Matabele warriors.
  • December 5 – Plural voting is abolished in New South Wales.
  • December 8 – In the United States, the National Education Association releases the final report from the Committee of Ten at a conference at Columbia University, recommending standardization of the high school curriculum.
  • December 16Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) receives its premiere at Carnegie Hall, New York City.
  • December 20Evergreen Park, Illinois, is incorporated.

    Date unknown

  • Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, is incorporated as a town.
  • German physicist Wilhelm Wien formulates Wien's displacement law.
  • TMI Episcopal is founded in San Antonio as "The West Texas School for Boys", quickly changed to "West Texas Military Academy", by Bishop James S. Johnston.
  • Booker T. Washington High School (Houston) is founded as "Colored High", the first African-American high school in Houston, Texas.
  • The National Sculpture Society (NSS) is founded in the United States.
  • A 16th century Ardabil Carpet from Persia enters the collection of the South Kensington Museum in London.
  • The University of Exeter Debating Society is founded in England as the Exeter Debating Society at the Royal Albert Memorial College.
  • Dulwich Hamlet F.C. is founded in London.
  • American pharmacist Caleb Bradham invents the recipe for what later becomes Pepsi. He originally sells it as 'Brad's Drink' at his pharmacy in New Bern, North_Carolina.
  • 71.2% of the working population of São Paulo is foreign-born.
  • By 1893 – 8,000 Chinese arrive in Cuba.

    Births



    January–March

  • January 1Minoru Sasaki, Japanese general (d. 1961)
  • January 5Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (d. 1952)
  • January 10Vicente Huidobro, Chilean poet (d. 1948)
  • January 11Anthony M. Rud, American writer (d. 1942)
  • January 12
  • Edward Selzer, American film producer (d. 1970)
  • Hermann Göring, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
  • Alfred Rosenberg, German Nazi official (d. 1946)
  • January 15Ivor Novello, Welsh actor, musician (d. 1951)
  • January 22
  • Arthur Smith, Australian public servant (d. 1971)
  • Conrad Veidt, German actor (d. 1943)
  • Frankie Yale, American gangster (d. 1928)
  • January 27Soong Ching-ling, one of the Soong sisters, wife of Chinese president Sun Yat-sen (d. 1981)
  • January 28Catherine Caradja, Romanian aristocrat, philanthropist (d. 1993)
  • February 3Gaston Julia, French mathematician (d. 1978)
  • February 9Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1987)
  • February 10Jimmy Durante, American actor, singer, and comedian (d. 1980)
  • February 12Omar Bradley, American general (d. 1981)
  • February 13
  • Ana Pauker, Romanian communist politician (d. 1960)
  • Zénon Bernard, Luxembourgish communist politician (d. 1942)
  • February 16
  • Katharine Cornell, American actress (d. 1974)
  • Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Soviet Army officer (d. 1937)
  • February 19 – Sir Cedric Hardwicke, English actor (d. 1964)
  • February 21Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (d. 1987)
  • February 24Tokushichi Mishima, Japanese inventor, engineer (d. 1975)
  • February 28Ivan Vasilyov, Bulgarian architect (d. 1979)
  • March 1Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (d. 1968)
  • March 3
  • Beatrice Wood, American artist, ceramicist (d. 1998)
  • Ivon Hitchens, English painter (d. 1979)
  • March 7Elsa Ratassepp, Estonian actress (d. 1972)
  • March 8Mississippi John Hurt, American country blues singer, guitarist (d. 1966) (some sources give his year of birth as 1892)
  • March 11Wanda Gág, American children's author and artist (d. 1946)
  • March 14Arthur C. Davis, American admiral (d. 1965)
  • March 18Wilfred Owen, English soldier, poet (d. 1918)
  • March 19José María Velasco Ibarra, former President of Ecuador (d. 1979)
  • March 22Kleber Claux, French-born Australian anarchist, nudist (d. 1971)
  • March 24
  • Walter Baade, German astronomer (d. 1960)
  • Emmy Sonnemann, German actress, second wife of Hermann Göring (d. 1973)
  • March 26Palmiro Togliatti, Italian communist leader (d. 1964)
  • March 27Karl Mannheim, German sociologist (d. 1947)
  • March 30Ethel Owen, American actress (d. 1997)
  • March 31Herbert Meinhard Mühlpfordt, German historian (d. 1982)

    April–June

  • April 1Cicely Courtneidge, British actress (d. 1980)
  • April 3Leslie Howard, English actor (d. 1943)
  • April 6Alfred Gerstenberg, German Luftwaffe general (d. 1959)
  • April 8Paul Alexiu, Romanian general (d. 1963)
  • April 9
  • Victor Gollancz, British publisher (d. 1967)
  • Rahul Sankrityayan, Indian historian, writer, scholar (d. 1963)
  • April 11Dean Acheson, 51st United States Secretary of State (d. 1971)
  • April 12Robert Harron, American actor (d. 1920)
  • April 15Maximilian Ritter von Pohl, German army, air force officer (d. 1951)
  • April 18Georges Boulanger, Romanian violinist (d. 1958)
  • April 20
  • Harold Lloyd, American actor (d. 1971)
  • Joan Miró, Spanish painter, sculptor (d. 1983)
  • Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (d. 2008)
  • April 21Matsuji Ijuin, Japanese admiral (d. 1944)
  • April 23Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
  • April 29Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
  • April 30Harold Breen, Australian public servant (d. 1966)
  • May 3Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer, public benefactor (d. 1975)
  • May 8
  • Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster, rugby union player (d. 1963)
  • Francis Ouimet, American golfer, businessman (d. 1967)
  • May 16Clement Martyn Doke, South African linguist (d. 1980)
  • May 21Giles Chippindall, Australian public servant (d. 1969)
  • May 23Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist, paleontologist (d. 1977)
  • May 25Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, American country music artist (d. 1968)
  • June 4Armand Călinescu, 39th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1939)
  • June 7Gillis Grafström, Swedish figure skater (d. 1938)
  • June 12John R. Hodge, United States Army general (d. 1963)
  • June 13Dorothy L. Sayers, British crime writer, poet, playwright and essayist (d. 1957)
  • June 14Siggie Nordstrom, American model, actress, entertainer, socialite and singer (d. 1980)
  • June 23Herman H. Hanneken, United States Marine Corps officer (d. 1986)
  • June 24
  • Roy O. Disney, brother, business partner of Walter Elias Disney (d. 1971)
  • Suzanne La Follette, American libertarian feminist (d. 1983)
  • June 26Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer, composer (d. 1958) (some sources give his year of birth as 1903)
  • June 29Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (d. 1958)
  • June 30
  • Harold Laski, British political theorist, economist (d. 1950)
  • Walter Ulbricht, German communist politician (d. 1973)

    July–September

  • July 1Mario de Bernardi, Italian aviator (d. 1959)
  • July 3Mississippi John Hurt, American musician (d. 1966)
  • July 4Norman Manley, Jamaican statesman (d. 1969)
  • July 5
  • Anthony Berkeley Cox, English writer (d. 1971)
  • Giuseppe Caselli, Italian painter (d. 1976)
  • July 9George Geary, English cricketer (d. 1981)
  • July 11Edward "Eddie" Stinson, American aviator, aircraft manufacturer (d. 1932)
  • July 12
  • Ernest Cadine, French weightlifter (d. 1978)
  • John Gould Moyer, American naval officer, 31st Governor of American Samoa (d. 1976)
  • July 18
  • Orrice Abram Murdock Jr., American politician (d. 1979)
  • Richard Dix, American actor (d. 1949)
  • Walter Hiers, American actor (d. 1933)
  • July 20
  • Arno von Lenski, German military officer, general (d. 1986)
  • George Llewelyn Davies, British inspiration for Peter Pan (d. 1915)
  • July 22Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist (d. 1990)
  • July 25Dorothy Dickson, American-born actress, socialite (d. 1995)
  • July 28Rued Langgaard, Danish composer, organist (d. 1952)
  • July 30Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)
  • August 4Fritz Gause, German historian (d. 1973)
  • August 6Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
  • August 14
  • Francis Dvornik, Czech historian (d. 1975)
  • Carl Benton Reid, American actor (d. 1973)
  • August 15Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer, computing pioneer (d. 1950)
  • August 17Mae West, American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol (d. 1980)
  • August 18Frank Linke-Crawford, Austro-Hungarian fighter pilot (d. 1918)
  • August 22
  • Dorothy Parker, American writer (d. 1967)
  • Wilfred Kitching, the 7th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1977)
  • August 23Aleksandr Loktionov, Soviet general (d. 1941)
  • August 24Haim Ernst Wertheimer German-born Israeli biochemist, recipient of the Israel Prize (d. 1978)
  • August 25Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher (d. 1962)
  • August 30Huey Long, Louisiana governor and senator (d. 1935)
  • September 6Claire Lee Chennault, American aviator, general, and leader of the Flying Tigers (d. 1958)
  • September 10
  • Juana Bormann, German Nazi war criminal (d. 1945)
  • September 12Frederick William Franz, American President of Jehovah's Witnesses (d. 1992)
  • September 13Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)
  • September 16Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • September 18
  • Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (d. 1960)
  • William March, American writer, soldier (d. 1954)
  • Reidar Rye Haugan, American newspaper editor, publisher (d. 1972)
  • September 23Wiljo Tuompo, Finnish general (d. 1957)
  • September 30Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman (d. 1964)

    October–December

  • October 1Marianne Brandt, German industrial designer (d. 1983)
  • October 8Clarence Williams, American jazz pianist and composer (d. 1965) (some sources give his year of birth as 1898)
  • October 9Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer (d. 1945)
  • October 14Lillian Gish, American actress (d. 1993)
  • October 15 – King Carol II of Romania (d. 1953)
  • October 16Harry Donenfeld, American publisher (d. 1965)
  • October 18
  • Sidney Holland, 25th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1961)
  • George Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)
  • October 23Gummo Marx, American comedian, actor (d. 1977)
  • October 26Oliver P. Smith, American general (d. 1977)
  • November 2Victor Crutchley, British admiral (d. 1986)
  • November 5Raymond Loewy, French-born American industrial designer (d. 1986)
  • November 8Prajadhipok, Rama VII, King of Siam (d. 1941)
  • November 10John P. Marquand, American novelist (d. 1960)
  • November 12Leonard F. Wing, American general, politician (d. 1945)
  • November 13Edward Adelbert Doisy, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1986)
  • November 20Grace Darmond, Canadian-born American actress (d. 1963)
  • November 22
  • Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician, Great Purge perpetrator (d. 1991)
  • Raymond Collishaw, Canadian World War I fighter ace (d. 1976)
  • November 24Fern Andra, American actress (d. 1974)
  • November 27Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río, 26th President of Ecuador (d. 1969)
  • December 1Henry J. Cadbury, American biblical scholar, Quaker (d. 1974)
  • December 2Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer, pianist (d. 2002)
  • December 3
  • Walter Stuart Diehl, American naval officer, aeronautical engineer (d. 1976)
  • Wilhelm Pelikan, Austrian chemist (d. 1981)
  • December 7
  • Fay Bainter, American actress (d. 1968)
  • Hermann Balck, German general (d. 1982)
  • December 8Pierre Etchebaster, French real tennis player (d. 1980)
  • December 12Edward G. Robinson, Romanian-American actor (d. 1973)
  • December 23Ann Pennington, American actress, dancer (d. 1971)
  • December 24Ruth Chatterton, American actress (d. 1961)
  • December 26Mao Zedong, Chinese leader (d. 1976)
  • December 29Berthold Bartosch, Bohemian animator (d. 1968)

    Date unknown

  • Otto Eppers, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
  • Russell Johnson, American cartoonist (d. 1995)
  • Henry Matthew Talintyre, British artist (d. 1962)

    Deaths



    January–June

  • January 2John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (b. 1805)
  • January 7Jožef Stefan, Slovenian physicist, mathematician, and poet (b. 1835)
  • January 11Benjamin Butler, American lawyer, politician, and general (b. 1818)
  • January 17Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (b. 1822)
  • January 23Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1825)
  • January 27James G. Blaine, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Secretary of State (b. 1830)
  • February 1George Henry Sanderson, Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
  • February 4Concepción Arenal, Spanish feminist writer, activist (b. 1820)
  • February 8Jennie Casseday, American philanthropist (b. 1840)
  • February 10Henry Churchill de Mille, American dramatist, playwright and father of Cecil B. DeMille (b. 1853)
  • February 13Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, first modern Mexican novelist (Clemencia) and (El Zarco) (b. 1834)
  • February 17Sir Arthur Cumming, British admiral (b. 1817)
  • February 18
  • Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (b. 1814)
  • King George Tupou I of Tonga (b. 1797)
  • February 20P. G. T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (b. 1818)
  • March 7Francisco Robles, 6th President of Ecuador (b. 1811)
  • March 16William H. Illingworth, English photographer (b. 1844)
  • March 17
  • Lucy Isabella Buckstone, English actress (b. 1857)
  • Jules Ferry, French premier (b. 1832)
  • March 18
  • George Alexander Baird, (Squire Abington), wealthy English horse breeder (b. 1861)
  • Bandō Kakitsu I, Japanese kabuki actor (b. 1847)
  • March 21Mary Foot Seymour, American school founder (b. 1846)
  • March 30Jane Sym-Mackenzie, second wife of Canada's second prime minister (b. 1825)
  • April 8August Czartoryski, Polish prince (b. 1858)
  • April 17Lucy Larcom, American teacher and author (b. 1824)
  • April 19John Addington Symonds, English poet, literary critic (b. 1840)
  • April 22Edward Fitzgerald Beale, American adventurer, businessman (b. 1822)
  • April 26Harriette Baker, American children's books author (b. 1815)
  • April 27John Ballance, 14th Premier of New Zealand (b. 1839)
  • May 8Manuel González Flores, 31st President of Mexico (b. 1833)
  • May 10Ion Emanuel Florescu, 2-time Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1819)
  • June 7Edwin Booth, American actor (b. 1833)
  • June 14Jakob Frohschammer, German theologian, philosopher (b. 1821)
  • June 19Margaret Manton Merrill, English-born American journalist and translator (b. 1859)
  • June 21Leland Stanford, Governor of California (b. 1824)
  • June 22Sir George Tryon, British admiral (b. 1832)
  • June 23
  • Sir William Fox, 2nd Premier of New Zealand (b. 1812)
  • Sir Theophilus Shepstone, South African statesman (b. 1817)

    July–December

  • July 2Georgiana Drew Barrymore, American actress, comedian (b. 1856)
  • July 6Guy de Maupassant, French writer (b. 1850)
  • July 16Antonio Ghislanzoni, Italian politician, journalist (b. 1833)
  • August 6Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
  • August 7Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer (b. 1854)
  • August 16Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (b. 1825)
  • August 20 – Baron Alexander Wassilko von Serecki, Governor of the Duchy of Bucovina, member of the Herrenhaus (b. 1827)
  • August 31Lucy Hamilton Hooper, American writer and editor (b. 1835)
  • September 9Friedrich Traugott Kützing, German pharmacist, botanist and phycologist (b. 1807)
  • September 28Bella French Swisher, American writer, editor, and publisher (b. 1837)
  • October 6Ford Madox Brown, English painter (b. 1821)
  • October 8John Willis Menard, African-American politician (b. 1838)
  • October 10Lip Pike, American baseball player (b. 1845)
  • October 17Patrice de MacMahon, Duke of Magenta, French general, politician, and 1st president of the Third Republic (1875-1879) (b. 1808)
  • October 18Charles Gounod, French composer (b. 1818)
  • October 22Duleep Singh, ruler of Punjab (b. 1838)
  • October 23Alexander of Battenberg, first prince of Bulgaria (b. 1857)
  • October 30Sir John Abbott, 3rd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)
  • November 6Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (b. 1840)
  • November 8Annie Pixley, American actress (b. 1848)
  • November 11Charles H. Bell, American politician (b. 1823)
  • November 22James Calder, 5th President of Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)
  • November 24Belle Hunt Shortridge, American author (b. 1858)
  • November 28Sir Alexander Cunningham, British engineer and archaeologist (b. 1814)
  • December 8Alexandru Cernat, Moldavian-born Romanian general and politician (b. 1828)
  • December 11William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • December 25Marie Durocher, Brazilian obstetrician, physician (b. 1809)

    Date unknown

  • Julius Dresser, American writer (b. 1838)
  • Margaret Fox, American spiritualist medium (b. 1833)