1st September 1914
The Passenger Pigeon becomes extinct. 100 years.
12th September 1764
Jean-Philippe Rameau, the French composer and music theorist of the Baroque era, dies. 250 years.
15th September 1864
John Hanning Speke, the British Indian Army officer and explorer of Africa and the first European to reach Lake Victoria, dies. 150 years.
28th September 1914
Richard Sears, the co-founder of Sears Roebuck & Co, dies. 100 years.
15th October 1814
Mikhail Lermontov, the Russian romantic poet and novelist, is born. 200 years.
20th October 1714
The Coronation of King George I. 300 years.
24th December 1914
John Muir, the American naturalist and preservationist, dies. 100 years.
31st December 1514
Andreas Vesalius, the Flemish physician who wrote and illustrated the first comprehensive textbook of human anatomy, is born. 500 years.

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