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Historical Events In December - 04

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1832  French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history 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 December - 04.  

1836  Whig party holds its 1st national convention, Harrisburg, Pa on December - 04.  

1836  On December - 04 daniel Read, composer, dies at 79  

1838  Melesio Morales, composer on this day in history.  

1843  Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass on December - 04.  

1844  On December - 04 james K Polk elected 11th president of US  

1851  Pres Louis Napolean Boaparte forces crush a coup d'etat in France on December - 04.  

1858  On December - 04 billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)  

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 this day in history.  

1866  Vassily V Kandinsky, Russ/Ger/Fr abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration) on December - 04.  

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

1868  Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter on this day in history.  

1872  On December - 04 the ship Mary Celeste was found adrift with crew missing  

1874  On December - 04 jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)  

1875  On this day in history the birth of Edgar Wallace, English writer  

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

1875  R M Rilke, writer on this day in history.  

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

1879  Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer on December - 04.  

1881  The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published on this day in history.  

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

1884  Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45 on December - 04.  

1888  On this day in history aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)  

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

1889  Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse) on this day in history.  

1890  Willem III, Dutch king, buried on December - 04.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1443  Pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael was born on December - 04.  

1555  Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625) was born on this day in history.  

1580  Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626) was born on this day in history.  

1584  John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony was born on December - 04.  

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

1646  Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730) was born on December - 04.  

1660  Andre Campra, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of Jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702) on this day in history.  

0771  Karloman II, French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20 on December - 04.  

0811  On December - 04 charles, eldest son of emperor Charles the Great, dies at about 39  

1075  Death of Archbishop Anno II of Cologne on this day in history.  

1123  Death of Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) on December - 04.  

1137  Lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1182  On this day in history henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies  

1214  On this day in history death of william I of Scotland  

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