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Historical Events In December - 05

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

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 December - 05 john Frederick Bridge, composer  

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

1847  Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post on December - 05.  

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

1852  Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer on this day in history.  

1853  On December - 05 johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80  

1854  Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair on December - 05.  

1859  Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC on December - 05.  

1859  Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)  

1862  Battle of Coffeeville, MS on this day in history.  

1863  Paul P PainlevĂ©, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS] on this day in history.  

1865  On this day in history chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.  

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

1870  On December - 05 a Dumas Da, writer, dies at 68  

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  On December - 05 arrigo Pedrollo, composer  

1879  On this day in history daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system  

1879  1st automatic telephone switching system patented on December - 05.  

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

1881  On December - 05 47th Congress (1881-83) convenes  

1884  Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist on this day in history.  

1885  On December - 05 dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School)  

1886  Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52) on December - 05.  

1886  On this day in history peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84  

1887  On December - 05 stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo  

1888  On December - 05 askell Snorrason, composer  

1890  On this day in history berlioz' opera "Les Troyens," premieres in Karlsruhe  

1890  Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis) on this day in history.  

1891  JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies on December - 05.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 05

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1377  Jianwen Emperor of China (d. 1402) was born on this day in history.  

1443  On this day in history birth of pope Julius II (d. 1513)  

1495  Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542) was born on this day in history.  

1537  On December - 05 birth of ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597)  

1539  Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604) was born on this day in history.  

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

1547  On December - 05 birth of ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian  

1661  On this day in history birth of robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)  

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  Death of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona on this day in history.  

1212  On December - 05 derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies  

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

1355  On this day in history jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies  

1560  On December - 05 francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16  

1570  Death of Johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494) on this day in history.  

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

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