Births timeline

  • Henry James Is Born

    Henry James (1843-1916), noted American-born English essayist, critic, and author of the realism movement wrote The Ambassadors (1903), The Turn of... Read more

  • Karl Friedrich Benz is Born

    Karl Friedrich Benz, sometimes spelled as Carl, (November 25, 1844, Karlsruhe, – April 4, 1929, Ladenburg, Germany) was a German engine designer... Read more

  • William "Buffalo Bill" Cody is born

    William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the... Read more

  • Thomas Edison is Born

    Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in the canal town of Milan, Ohio, the last of seven children. His mother, Nancy, had been a school... Read more

  • Jesse James Is Born

    The infamous Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847. At seventeen, James left his native Missouri to fight as a Confederate guerilla in the... Read more

  • Sigmund Freud is Born

    Freud was born on 6 May 1856, to Jewish Galician parents in the Moravian town of Příbor, Austrian Empire, now the Czech Republic. Freud was born... Read more

  • Thomas Woodrow Wilson Is Born

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born on December 28, 1856, in Staunton, Virginia. The twenty-eighth president of the United States, Wilson served two... Read more

  • Theodore Roosevelt is Born

    Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858, in a four-story brownstone at 28 East 20th Street, in the modern-day Gramercy section of New York... Read more

  • Henry McCarty, aka 'Billy the Kid' is Born

    The infamous Western outlaw known as "Billy the Kid" is born in a poor Irish neighborhood on New York City's East Side. Before he was shot dead at... Read more

  • Florence Mabel Kling DeWolfe Harding Is Born

    Florence Mabel Kling DeWolfe Harding, First Lady during the Warren Harding administration (1921-23), was born on August 15, 1860. An outspoken... Read more

  • Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy Is Born

    Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy, known as Connie Mack, the "Tall Tactician" of major league baseball, was born on December 22, 1862 in East... Read more

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder is born

    Laura Elizabeth Ingalls, the author of the beloved semi-autobiographical Little House series, was born in Wisconsin, the second daughter of Charles... Read more

  • William Edward Burghardt Du Bois is Born

    History cannot ignore W.E.B. DuBois because history has to reflect truth and Dr. DuBois was a tireless explorer and a gifted discoverer of social... Read more

  • Orville Wright Born

    Orville Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1871. The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 –... Read more

  • Piet Mondrian is Born

    Pieter Cornelis Mondrian was born on March 7th 1872 in Amersvoort in central Holland and lived there for the first eight years of his life. He was... Read more

  • Edgar Rice Burroughs is Born

    Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the... Read more

  • Grace Abbott Is Born

    Progressive Era reformer Grace Abbott was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on November 17, 1878. Reared in a family of activists, Abbott grappled... Read more

  • James F. Byrnes Is Born

    James F. Byrnes was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 2, 1882. (He falsified his year of birth in order to become a court... Read more

  • Alice Lee Roosevelt is Born

    Alice Lee Roosevelt was born at the Roosevelt family home on 6 West 57th St. in New York City. Her mother, Alice, was a Boston banking heiress. Her... Read more

  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Born

    Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German-American architect. He was commonly... Read more

  • George Abbott is Born

    George Francis Abbott (June 25, 1887 – January 31, 1995) was an American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director... Read more

  • Theodore Roosevelt, Junior Is Born

    "Teddy," as he was, in childhood, universally known, was the son of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was born at the family estate in Oyster Bay... Read more

  • Adolf Hitler born in Austria

    At 6:30 p.m. on the evening of April 20, 1889, he was born in the small Austrian village of Braunau Am Inn just across the border from German... Read more

  • Kermit Roosevelt Is Born

    Kermit was born at the Roosevelt residence Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, New York, the second child born to Theodore Roosevelt and his second wife,... Read more

  • Ethel Carow Roosevelt Is Born

    Ethel Carow Roosevelt was born in Oyster Bay, New York to Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Kermit Carow. From an early age, young Ethel Carow showed... Read more