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Historical Events In December - 05

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1843  Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship on December - 05.  

1844  On this day in history john Frederick Bridge, composer  

1846  On December - 05 c F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive  

1847  On this day in history jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.  

1848  Pres Polk triggers Gold Rush of '49, confirms Calif gold discovery on December - 05.  

1852  Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer on December - 05.  

1853  Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1854  On December - 05 aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair  

1859  On this day in history dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC  

1859  Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82 on December - 05.  

1861  On December - 05 armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)  

1862  On this day in history battle of Coffeeville, MS  

1863  On December - 05 paul P PainlevĂ©, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]  

1865  On December - 05 chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.  

1868  On December - 05 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)  

1870  A Dumas Da, writer, dies at 68 on December - 05.  

1872  On this day in history the vessel 'Marie Celeste' is found abandoned in the Atlantic, no trace of her crew was ever found  

1872  On this day in history harry N Pillsbury, US chess player  

1875  On this day in history sir Arthur Currie, the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Corps in WW1 is born  

1876  On December - 05 daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench  

1878  Arrigo Pedrollo, composer on December - 05.  

1879  Daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system on December - 05.  

1879  On this day in history 1st automatic telephone switching system patented  

1880  On this day in history alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor  

1881  47th Congress (1881-83) convenes on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist  

1885  On this day in history dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School)  

1886  On this day in history pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)  

1886  On December - 05 peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84  

1887  Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo on this day in history.  

1888  Askell Snorrason, composer on December - 05.  

1890  Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens," premieres in Karlsruhe on this day in history.  

1890  Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis) on December - 05.  

1891  JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1377  On this day in history birth of jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402)  

1443  Pope Julius II (d. 1513) was born on this day in history.  

1495  On this day in history birth of nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)  

1537  On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)  

1539  On December - 05 birth of fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)  

1545  Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet was born on December - 05.  

1547  Ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian was born on this day in history.  

1661  Robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14) was born on December - 05.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0749  Death of Saint John of Damascus, theologian on December - 05.  

1082  On December - 05 death of ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona  

1212  On this day in history derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies  

1244  Johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies on December - 05.  

1355  Jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies on this day in history.  

1560  On this day in history francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16  

1570  On December - 05 death of johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)  

1594  On this day in history gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82  

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