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Historical Events In December - 04

Thursday, 13 May 2021

1832  On this day in history french army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp  

1833  On December - 04 american Anti-Slavery Society organizes  

1833  On this day in history american Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Phila  

1835  On this day in history samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)  

1836  Whig party holds its first national convention, Harrisburg, Pa on this day in history.  

1836  On December - 04 whig party holds its 1st national convention, Harrisburg, Pa  

1836  Daniel Read, composer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

1838  On December - 04 melesio Morales, composer  

1843  On this day in history manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass  

1844  James K Polk elected 11th president of US on this day in history.  

1851  Pres Louis Napolean Boaparte forces crush a coup d'etat in France on this day in history.  

1858  Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99) on this day in history.  

1861  Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul) on this day in history.  

1863  On December - 04 storm flood ravages Nethe coastal provinces  

1864  Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law on December - 04.  

1864  On this day in history battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA  

1865  Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I) on December - 04.  

1866  On this day in history vassily V Kandinsky, Russ/Ger/Fr abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration)  

1867  On this day in history grange organized to protect farm interests  

1868  On December - 04 richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter  

1872  The ship Mary Celeste was found adrift with crew missing on December - 04.  

1874  On this day in history jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)  

1875  On December - 04 the birth of Edgar Wallace, English writer  

1875  On this day in history william Marcy "Boss" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail  

1875  On this day in history r M Rilke, writer  

1876  Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems) on this day in history.  

1879  On this day in history herbert Hamilton Harty, composer  

1881  On December - 04 the first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.  

1881  Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot) on this day in history.  

1884  Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1888  Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34) on this day in history.  

1889  Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean on this day in history.  

1889  On this day in history buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse)  

1890  On December - 04 willem III, Dutch king, buried  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1443  On December - 04 birth of pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael  

1555  Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625) was born on December - 04.  

1580  Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626) was born on December - 04.  

1584  John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony was born on this day in history.  

1595  Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674) was born on December - 04.  

1646  On this day in history birth of alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)  

1660  On December - 04 birth of andre Campra, composer  

1667  Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer was born on December - 04.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0765  On this day in history death of jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702)  

0771  On this day in history karloman II, French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20  

0811  On this day in history charles, eldest son of emperor Charles the Great, dies at about 39  

1075  On December - 04 death of archbishop Anno II of Cologne  

1123  Death of Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) on this day in history.  

1137  On December - 04 lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67  

1182  Henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies on this day in history.  

1214  Death of William I of Scotland on this day in history.  

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