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The following is a list of last occurrences. It can consist of last events, such as the last sending of a Western Union telegram; the last monarch of a monarchy (by either death or abdication); or the death of the last member of a group of people.

AnimalsEdit

2000Edit

  • January 6 – Last Pyrenean Ibex, a female named Celia, was found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.[1]

1968Edit

  • May 24 – 'Chief', the last surviving horse to serve in the US Cavalry, dies at the age of thirty-six.[2]

1952Edit

1938Edit

1937Edit

  • September 27 – Last confirmed Bali Tiger, an adult female, is killed.

1936Edit

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1932Edit

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1918Edit

  • February 12 – Last Carolina Parakeet, a male named Incas, dies at the Cincinnati Zoo. Coincidentally, Incas died in the same aviary cage as the last Passenger Pigeon, Martha, had done nearly four years prior.[3]

1914Edit

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1899Edit

1883Edit

1878Edit

1877Edit

  • September 1 – Last Eastern Elk, a young male, is shot in Centre County, Pennsylvania.

1875Edit

1822Edit

1768Edit

  • Unknown date – Less than 30 years after its discovery, Steller's Sea Cow becomes extinct.

1662Edit

1627Edit

  • Unknown date – Last aurochs, a female, dies in Jaktorow Forest, Poland.

Military historyEdit

2007Edit

2006Edit

1970Edit

  • July 31 – The Royal Navy gave its sailors their last daily ration of rum on Black Tot Day, abolishing a practice that had been tradition for 325 years.[5]

1945Edit

  • May 20 – The capture of the Germans on the Dutch island of Texel marks the last fighting of World War II in Europe.
  • October 25 – The Battle of Surigao Strait, off the Philippine Islands during the Battle of Leyte Gulf, is the last engagement between battleships in naval warfare.

1942Edit

1890Edit

1871Edit

1746Edit

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PeopleEdit

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1995Edit

  • May 15 – Grace Hannagan Martyn, last survivor of the sinking of the RMS Empress of Ireland, dies at age 88.

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1950Edit

  • June 25 – Ella Florence Underwood, last surviving original member of the Oneida Society, dies at age 100.[39]

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1920Edit

  • July 11 – Eugénie, last Empress of the French, dies at age 94.

1919Edit

1918Edit

1917Edit

1916Edit

  • March 25 – Ishi, last member of the Yahi tribe from Northern California (known as the "last wild Indian"), dies at age 56.[42]

1913Edit

1912Edit

1911Edit

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1905Edit

1902Edit

1899Edit

1898Edit

1896Edit

1892Edit

1873Edit

  • January 9 – Napoleon III, last Emperor of the French, dies at age 64.

1870Edit

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PoliticsEdit

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1911Edit

1910Edit

1893Edit

  • 17 January – Queen Liliuokalani, last Monarch of Hawaii, is deposed.

1889Edit

  • 15 November – Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, last hereditary Monarch in Latin America, is deposed.

1867Edit

  • Maximilian I last Emperor of Mexico, is deposed and executed.

1865Edit

1830Edit

1806Edit

1788Edit

1688Edit

  • December 11 – James II, last Roman Catholic King of England, Scotland and Ireland, is deposed.

1485Edit

1453Edit

1074Edit

476Edit

393Edit

Technology and commerceEdit

2009Edit

  • June 12 – Last analog TV broadcast in the United States for full-power stations only.[48] "Low-power", "Class A" and "translator" analog stations may continue broadcasting and there is "no deadline for them to turn off their analog signals".[49]

2006Edit

2004Edit

2003Edit

  • October 24 – Three Concorde aircraft (G-BOAE, G-BOAF, G-BOAG) landed one after another at London Heathrow Airport, bringing an end to commercial supersonic air travel.
  • July 30 – The last VW Beetle was manufactured in Mexico.

1991Edit

  • December 4 – The last Pan Am flight, Flight 436.[53]

1980Edit

1971Edit

1959Edit

  • November 19 – Last official day of production for the Ford Edsel (for 1960 models).

1944Edit

1940Edit

1927Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Connor, Steve (2009-09-17). "Cloned goat dies after attempt to bring species back from extinction". London: The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cloned-goat-dies-after-attempt-to-bring-species-back-from-extinction-1522974.html. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  2. Hail to the Chief
  3. "Birder's World"
  4. "The Passenger Pigeon". Smithsonian. http://www.si.edu/Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/passpig.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-14. "The last known individual of the passenger pigeon species was "Martha" (named after Martha Washington). She died at the Cincinnati Zoological Garden, and was donated to the Smithsonian Institution, where her body was once mounted in a display case with this notation ..." 
  5. Curtis, Wayne (2006). And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails, p. 61. Crown Publishers, New York. ISBN 1-4000-5167-3
  6. Morong, Last US Cavalry Charge Jan. 16, 1942
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Harrison, Ian. The Book of Lasts. London: Cassell Illustrated, 2005.
  8. "El gol está de luto" (in Spanish). Olé. 2010-08-30. http://www.ole.com.ar/boca-juniors/gol-luto_0_326367514.html. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  9. http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?casid=38064
  10. "Lives Remembered". The Telegraph (London). 2010-02-10. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/7207731/Lives-Remembered.html. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  11. "Last surviving officer from daring World War II Pegasus Bridge operation dies aged 85". Daily Mail (London). March 16, 2009. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1162452/Last-surviving-officer-daring-World-War-II-Pegasus-Bridge-operation-dies-aged-85.html. 
  12. Jewish Telegraph Agency, January 5, 2009, Oldest-Known-Ukrainian-Jew-dies-at-111
  13. Ders des Ders/France (French)
  14. Berkvist, Robert (September 8, 2008). "Anita Page, Silent-Film Siren, Dies at 98". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/movies/08page.html. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  15. Jamaica Observer, October 18, 2007, Wither Hanover's Heroes?
  16. The Guardian, December 11, 2008 (Updated article from March 4, 2003) Last Caribbean veteran of first world war dies...
  17. Bloomberg.com: U.S
  18. Obituary in The Times October 4, 2007
  19. "Last king of Afghanistan, dies at age 92". Associated Press. "Afghanistan's last king, a symbol of unity who oversaw four decades of peace before a 1973 palace coup ousted him and war shattered his country, died Monday. He was 92. Mohammad Zahir Shah's demise ended the last vestige of Afghanistan's monarchy and triggered three days of national mourning for a man still feted as the "Father of the Nation" since his return from exile after the 2001 ouster of the Taliban. Though he was not always effective during his 40-year reign, Zahir Shah is remembered warmly by his conflict-weary countrymen for steering the country without bloodshed." 
  20. Ders des Ders/Allemagne(French)
  21. "Prince Wilhelm-Karl of Prussia, German kaiser's last grandson, dies at 85". Associated Press. "Prince Wilhelm-Karl of Prussia, a grandson of Germany's last emperor, has died, the organization that he headed said. He was 85. The Johanniter order, which the prince led for several decades, said Wilhelm-Karl was the last surviving grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II, who abdicated and went into exile after World War I. Wilhelm-Karl died on Monday, the knightly order said in a statement late Wednesday, but it did not give the cause of death. Born in Potsdam, outside Berlin, he became the head of the Johanniter in 1958 and presided over an expansion of its charitable work, supporting hospitals, clinics and kindergartens. The order is now headed by his son, Prince Oskar of Prussia. Wilhelm-Karl's funeral is to be held next Thursday at Berlin's Protestant cathedral." 
  22. "Last WWI Navy Vet Dies.". Associated Press. April 2, 2007. http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,130817,00.html?ESRC=dod.nl. Retrieved 2007-07-21. "Lloyd Brown, the last known U.S. Navy veteran to fight in World War I, has died. He was 105. Brown died Thursday at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in Maryland, according to family and the U.S. Naval District in Washington." 
  23. "Last Female WWI Vet Dies at 109". Associated Press. March 28, 2007. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/03/28/national/a152723D92.DTL. Retrieved 2007-07-21. "The last known surviving American female World War I veteran, a refined Civil War buff who met face-to-face with the Secretary of the Navy to fight for women in the military, has died. She was 109. Charlotte Winters died Tuesday at a nursing home near Boonsboro in northwest Maryland, the U.S. Naval District in Washington said in a statement. Her death leaves just five known surviving American World War I veterans." 
  24. "Last survivor from JFK’s fateful limo ride dies.". Associated Press. September 3, 2006. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14642011. Retrieved 2007-07-21. "Nellie Connally, the former Texas first lady who was riding in President Kennedy’s limousine when he was assassinated, has died, a family friend said Saturday. The 87-year-old was the last living person who had been part of that fateful Dallas drive." 
  25. "Miss Lillian Gertrud Asplund". Encyclopedia Titanica. http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/biography/655/. Retrieved 2007-02-14. "Lillian Gertrude Asplund was the last living survivor of the Titanic disaster with actual memories of it. She lived in Massachusetts until her death on 6th May 2006. Lillian's hobbies, when she was able, included gardening, flowers (especially roses) and it was said her favorite snack was pepperoni pizza. She declined ever to discuss the disaster, as had her mother." 
  26. Franz Künstler, the last Austro-Hungarian Empire veteran, was actually from Hungary.
  27. Martin, Douglas (January 27, 2004). "Adella Wotherspoon, Last Survivor of General Slocum Disaster, Is Dead at 100". New York Times. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9904E1D6153BF937A35751C0A9629C8B63. Retrieved 2008-04-06. "Adella Wotherspoon, the last survivor of the deadliest disaster in New York City history until Sept. 11, 2001 -- the burning and sinking of the steamboat General Slocum in June 1904, died on Jan. 26. She was 100, the youngest Slocum survivor having at last become the oldest. She died at a convalescent home in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, said a close friend, Julia A. Clevett." 
  28. Shaw, John. "Alec Campbell, Last Anzac at Gallipoli, Dies at 103," New York Times. May 20, 2002.
  29. Last known Mexican to fight rebel Pancho Villa dead at 110
  30. http://www.nfatoys.com/tsmg/tcn/1998/may/may98p6.htm
  31. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/record.xpd?id=109-h20051102-22
  32. Three DCMs were gazetted to unnamed Special Air Service soldiers on the same day.
  33. http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/kosovo/Kosovo-Background18.htm
  34. "Habsburg Grandeur Is Dusted Off for Burial of 'Our Sister the Empress Zita'". New York Times. April 2, 1989. "Old Vienna dusted off its imperial finery today to lay to rest Austria's last Empress, paying a regal tribute to a woman who remained quietly true to her lost crown and to the late Emperor through seven decades of exile. For the first time since the 600-year Austro-Hungarian monarchy was dissolved in 1919, the ornate black imperial catafalque – borrowed from the Museum at Schonbrunn Palace -rolled past the old palaces and baroque temples of central Vienna to the imperial burial vault. There, under the Capuchin Church, Zita, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, was laid to rest among the richly decorated caskets of the Habsburgs." 
  35. "Hess Dies at 93; Hitler's Last Lieutenant". New York Times. August 23, 1987. "Walter Richard Rudolf Hess, the last of Hitler's lieutenants, died last week in Spandau Prison in West Berlin in characteristically murky circumstances. Allied officials said Hess had committed suicide, as did his long-dead fellow Nazis – Hitler, Goring, Goebbels and Himmler, strangling himself with an electric cord. They said he left a note pointing to suicide. But a lawyer for the partially blind 93-year-old prisoner suggested there might have been foul play." 
  36. "Queen Victoria's Grandchildren". Archived from the original on 2002-05-25. http://web.archive.org/20020525141029/www.btinternet.com/~allan_raymond/QV_grandchildren.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  37. "The War is Over ... Please Come Out". About.com. http://history1900s.about.com/od/worldwarii/a/soldiersurr.htm. Retrieved 2007-07-21. "In 1944, Lt. Hiroo Onoda was sent by the Japanese army to the remote Philippine island of Lubang. His mission was to conduct guerrilla warfare during World War II. Unfortunately, he was never officially told the war had ended; so for 29 years, Onoda continued to live in the jungle, ready for when his country would again need his services and information. Eating coconuts and bananas and deftly evading searching parties he believed were enemy scouts, Onoda hid in the jungle until he finally emerged from the dark recesses of the island on March 19, 1972." 
  38. "Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China And a Puppet for Japan, Dies; Enthroned at 2, Turned Out at 6, He Was Later a Captive of Russians and Peking Reds". Associated Press. October 19, 1967, Thursday. "Henry Pu Yi, last Manchu emperor of China and Japan's puppet emperor of Manchukuo, died yesterday in Peking of complications resulting from cancer, a Japanese newspaper reported today. He was 61 years old." 
  39. Time (magazine) July 3, 1950
  40. "Josef Jackobs". http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/josef_jakobs.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  41. "Centenarians of 1934", The Times, 1 January 1935
  42. Kroeber, Theodora (1964). Ishi: Last of His Tribe.. Parnassus Press. 
  43. Obituary, The Times, 15 February 1892
  44. Obituary, The Times, 6 February 1892
  45. [1] Mayflowerhistory.com. retrieved August 15, 2007
  46. A history of the Wampanoag
  47. "Griffin, Cyrus – Archontoogy.org". http://www.archontology.org/nations/us/us1/griffin.php. Retrieved 2007-10-31. 
  48. "ALL-DIGITAL TELEVISION IS COMING (AND SOONER THAN YOU THINK!)". Federal Communications Commission. 2009-09-17. http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/digitaltv.html. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  49. "FCC consumer advisory / The DTV Transition and LPTV/Class A/Translator stations" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. 2009-08-19. pp. 1–2. http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/DTVandLPTV.pdf. Retrieved 2009-09-29. 
  50. The Iowa class battleships were maintained on the Naval Vessel Register (NVR) throughout the mid and latter half of the 20th century; this was the last day on NVR before being officially struck. 109th Congress, House of Representatives. Report 109–452. "National Defense Authorization Act of 2007". p. 193. Archived from the original on 2006-09-21. http://web.archive.org/web/20060921124118/http://armedservices.house.gov/NDAA2007CommiteeReport.pdf. Retrieved 2006-11-26.
  51. http://citypaper.com/film/story.asp?id=13351
  52. Klinkenborg, Verlyn (February 8, 2006). "The Telegram". New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/08/opinion/08wed3.html. Retrieved 2007-07-21. "The last telegram ever delivered appears to have been sent by Western Union -- whose very name seems to say telegram -- on Jan. 27. It's easy to understand why the practice of sending telegrams lapsed. They simply could not compete with telephones, express delivery services, e-mail and text-messaging -- which, in its compression, bears some curious analogy to the telegram. But knowing that the last telegram has now been delivered is somehow a little like knowing that the last martini has been drunk or the last dinner jacket worn. I would like to believe that there will always be a world where telegrams come directly to the door, throwing a note of suspense into the air." 
  53. http://www.pbase.com/image/106823517
  54. "Last locomotive to operate in the United States". http://www.lib.niu.edu/1981/ip810512.html. 
  55. "History of Tobacco Regulation". http://www.druglibrary.org/Schaffer/LIBRARY/studies/nc/nc2b.htm. Retrieved 2007-02-14. "The bill that emerged from conference differed only slightly from the Senate measure. The cautionary label to which the conferees agreed provides: "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health." "In a final concession to the broadcasters, the conferees agreed to delay for one day the blackout of cigarette commercials from December 31, 1970, to midnight January 1, 1971. That would give them a last shower of cash from the New Year's Day football bowl games" (Wagner, 1971: 216). It was estimated that the loss to television and radio stations would amount to about $220 million a year, or about 7.5% of their total advertising revenues." 

Further readingEdit

  • Corsinet: Unusual, unique, and uncommon facts about a diversity of subjects: The End: Famous Endings, the Last of Things
  • Brahms, William B.; Notable Last Facts: A Compendium of Endings, Conclusions, Terminations and Final Events Throughout History ISBN 0-9765325-0-6
  • Panati, Charles, "Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody", New York, New York: Harper and Row, 1989
  • Slee, Christopher, "The Chameleon Book of Lasts", Huntington, England: Chameleon Publishing Ltd, 1990 ISBN 1-871469-31-7
  • Slee, Christopher, "The Guinness Book of Lasts", Enfield, England: Guinness Publishing, 1994
  • Lutz, Stuart, "The Last Leaf: Voices of History's Last-Known Survivors", New York [Prometheus Books], 2010


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