February 3 - In St. Petersburg, 53 revolutionaries are executed
March 3 - All taxpayers over the age of 24 in Finland get the right to vote
April 7 -
* The volcano Vesuvius has erupted over 100 people die and the city of Ottaiano laid in ruins.
* The Algeciras Conference gives France and Spain control over Morocco.
April 18 - Large parts of San Francisco are hit by devastating earthquakes with an estimated magnitude of 7.8 (Richter scale).
May 23 - The Wright brothers receive patent No. 821,393 for their "flying machine."
September 18 - A typhoon kills approx. 10,000 people in Hong Kong
November 2 - Leo Trotsky is sentenced to life in exile in Siberia
January 12 - Mining starts at A / S Sydvaranger in Finnmark.
February 4 - 5 - Norway's target team is founded in Kristiania
March 1 - The steamship "Thor" sinks at Lyngholmen in Sveio; 39 people die.
March 2 -
The first Norwegian Blue Cross association is founded in Kristiania.
25 fishermen died in a storm on Foldafjorden (the second gosling accident)
March 8 - 19 people die in an avalanche at the fishing village Steine in Lofoten.
June 22 - King Haakon and Queen Maud are crowned in Nidaros Cathedral.
June 27 - The Norwegian Cooperative National Association is founded.
September 4 - Roald Amundsen sails with "Gjøa" through the Northwest Passage.
January 15 - Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis (d. 1975)
February 4 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (d. 1945)
March 19 - Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi (d. 1962)
June 3 - Josefine Baker, American singer and dancer (d. 1975)
September 25 - Dmitry Shostakovich, Russian composer (d. 1975)
July 19 - Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (d. 1979)
July 29 - Olav Lian, Norwegian cross-country skier combined (d. 2000)
October 5 - Robert O. Wilson, American physician (d. 1967)
October 13 - Samuel Beckett, Irish-French writer and playwright (d. 1989)
October 14 - Hannah Arendt, German philosopher (d. 1975)
October 26 - Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (d. 1967)
November 13 - Torborg Nedreaas, Norwegian author (d. 1987)
December 1 - Jakob Sande, Norwegian poet (d. 1967)
December 19 - Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet politician (d. 1982)
5. - Ferdinand Heribert von Galen, German count and politician (b. 1831)
10. - William Rainey Harper, American academic (b. 1856)
18. - Gudbrand Bøhn, Norwegian musician and educator (b. 1839)
19. - Bartolomé Miter, Argentine officer, journalist and author (b. 1821)
20. - Marcelo Spínola y Maestre, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1835)
25. - Pierre-Lambert Goosens, Belgian Catholic cardinal (b. 1827)
29. - Felice Beato, Italian-British photographer (b. 1832)
29. - Christian IX, Danish king (b. 1863)
7. - Karl Bomansson, Finnish historian and state archivist (b. 1827)
9. - Jónatan Þorláksson, Icelandic farmer and author (b. 1825)
10. - Adolphe-Louis-Albert Perraud, French Catholic cardinal (b. 1828)
15. - Achille Manara, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1827)
2 - Kristofer Hansteen, Norwegian anarchist (b. 1865)
4. - John Schofield, American officer and politician (b. 1831)
10. - Eugen Richter, German writer and politician (b. 1838)
14. - Cecil Bendall, British Indologist (b. 1856)
23. - Makonnen Woldemikael Gudessa, Ethiopian nobleman (b. 1852)
31. - Haldor Midthus, Norwegian Volapükist (b. 1840)
1. - Johannes Wilhelm Christian Steen, Norwegian Prime Minister (b. 1827)
5. - Wyke Bayliss, English artist and author (b. 1835)
6. - Alexander Kielland, Norwegian author (b. 1849)
10. - Georgy Gapon, Russian priest and trade union leader (b. 1870)
13. - Martin Müller, Norwegian politician (b. 1835)
14. - Giuseppe Callegari, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1841)
14. - Ole Irgens, Norwegian politician (b. 1829)
18. - Louis Martín, Spanish Superior General of the Jesuit Order (b. 1846)
18. - Hans Hagerup-Lyngvær, Norwegian politician (b. 1856)
19. - Pierre Curie, fra