1894 in France


1894 in France

"See also:"
1893 in France,
other events of 1894,
1895 in France.

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Events from the year 1894 in France.

Events

*15 February - 04:51 GMT, French anarchist Martial Bourdin attempts to destroy the Royal Greenwich Observatory, London, England with a bomb.
*14 May - Meteor shower in Southern France.
*22 June - Dahomey becomes a French colony.
*23 June - International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
*24 June - Assassination of Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France.
*15 August - Sante Geronimo Caserio is executed for the assassination of Marie François Sadi Carnot.
*15 October - Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying: Dreyfus affair begins.
*19 December - Trial and conviction of Alfred Dreyfus begins at the Cherche-Midi prison, and lasts four days.
*22 December - Alfred Dreyfus is convicted of treason.
*31 December - Dreyfus appeal to the military court of revision — a formality — is rejected.

Births

January to June

*12 January - Georges Carpentier, boxer (d.1975).
*18 January - Romain Bellenger, cyclist (d.1981).
*6 February - André Marchal, organist and organ teacher (d.1980).
*14 March - Marie-Simone Capony, teacher, fifth-oldest person in the world (d.2007).
*26 March - Albert Achard, World War I flying ace (d.1972).
*9 April - Jean Gounot, gymnast and Olympic medallist (d.1978).
*23 April - Georges Renavent, actor (d.1969).
*10 May - Paul Dujardin, water polo player and Olympic medallist (d.1959).
*27 May - Louis-Ferdinand Céline, writer (d.1961).
*2 June - Jean Gachet, boxer and Olympic medallist (d.1968).
*13 June - Jacques Henri Lartigue, photographer and painter (d.1986).

July to September

*25 July - Yvonne Printemps, singer and actress (d.1977).
*19 August - André Lefèbvre, automobile engineer (d.1963).
*27 August - André Lurçat, architect (d.1970).
*3 September - Marie Dubas, music-hall singer and comedienne (d.1972).
*3 September - André Hébuterne, painter (d.1992).
*8 September - Andrée Vaurabourg, pianist and teacher (d.1980).
*14 September - Pierre-Marie Théas, Bishop (d.1977).
*15 September - Jean Renoir, film director (d.1979).

October to December

*25 October - Claude Cahun, photographer and writer (d.1954).
*30 October - Jean Rostand, biologist and philosopher (d.1977).
*4 November - Gabriel Auphan, Admiral (d.1982).
*7 December - Louis Béguet, rugby union player (d.1983).
*25 December - Maurice Floquet, France's oldest man on record (d.2006).

Full date unknown

*Félix Amiot, aircraft constructor (d.1974).
*Paul Baudoin, politician and Minister (d.1964).
*René Laforgue, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (d.1962).
*Georges Miquelle, cellist (d.1977).

Deaths

*3 February - Edmond Frémy, chemist (b.1814).
*6 February - Maria Deraismes, author and pioneer for women's rights (b.1828).
*9 February - Maxime Du Camp, writer and photographer (b.1822).
*14 February - Jacques-Léonard Maillet, sculptor (b.1823).
*25 June - Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of France (assassinated) (b.1837).
*1 July - Jean-Joseph Carriès, sculptor, ceramist, and miniaturist (b.1855).
*2 September - Pauline Duvernay, dancer (b.1813).
*7 December - Ferdinand de Lesseps, developer of the Suez Canal (b.1805).

Full date unknown

*Jacques Claude Demogeot, man of letters (b.1808).
*Philippe Édouard Foucaux, Tibetologist (b.1811).
*Louis Figuier, scientist and writer (b.1819).
*Armand Gautier, painter and lithographer (b.1825).

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