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Historical Events In December - 04

Monday, 16 May 2022

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

1833  On December - 04 american Anti-Slavery Society organizes  

1833  American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Phila on December - 04.  

1835  On December - 04 samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)  

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

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  Melesio Morales, composer on December - 04.  

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 December - 04.  

1851  On this day in history pres Louis Napolean Boaparte forces crush a coup d'etat in France  

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  On this day in history romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law  

1864  Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA on December - 04.  

1865  On December - 04 edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)  

1866  Vassily V Kandinsky, Russ/Ger/Fr abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration) on this day in history.  

1867  Grange organized to protect farm interests on this day in history.  

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

1872  The ship Mary Celeste was found adrift with crew missing on this day in history.  

1874  Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice) on this day in history.  

1875  The birth of Edgar Wallace, English writer on this day in history.  

1875  William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail on this day in history.  

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

1876  Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems) on December - 04.  

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  On December - 04 erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)  

1884  On this day in history alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45  

1888  Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34) on December - 04.  

1889  On this day in history stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean  

1889  Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse) on December - 04.  

1890  Willem III, Dutch king, buried on this day in history.  

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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  On December - 04 birth of heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)  

1580  On this day in history birth of samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)  

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

1595  On December - 04 birth of jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)  

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

1660  Andre Campra, composer was born on December - 04.  

1667  On this day in history birth of michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer  

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 December - 04 karloman II, French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20  

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

1075  Death of Archbishop Anno II of Cologne on December - 04.  

1123  On this day in history death of omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048)  

1137  Lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67 on December - 04.  

1182  On December - 04 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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