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Historical Events In December - 05

Wednesday, 08 July 2020

1843  On this day in history launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship.  

1844  On this day in history john Frederick Bridge, composer  

1846  C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive on December - 05.  

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

1854  On this day in history 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 this day in history armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)  

1862  On December - 05 battle of Coffeeville, MS  

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  1st American bicycle college opens (NY) on December - 05.  

1870  A Dumas Da, writer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1872  The vessel 'Marie Celeste' is found abandoned in the Atlantic, no trace of her crew was ever found on December - 05.  

1872  Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player on this day in history.  

1875  Sir Arthur Currie, the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Corps in WW1 is born on December - 05.  

1876  Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench on this day in history.  

1878  On December - 05 arrigo Pedrollo, composer  

1879  On December - 05 daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system  

1879  On December - 05 1st automatic telephone switching system patented  

1880  On December - 05 alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor  

1881  47th Congress (1881-83) convenes on December - 05.  

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

1885  Dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School) on December - 05.  

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

1886  Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84 on December - 05.  

1887  On this day in history stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo  

1888  Askell Snorrason, composer on December - 05.  

1890  On December - 05 berlioz' opera "Les Troyens," premieres in Karlsruhe  

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

1891  On this day in history jKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies  

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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 December - 05.  

1443  Pope Julius II (d. 1513) was born on December - 05.  

1495  Nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542) was born on December - 05.  

1537  Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (d. 1597) was born on December - 05.  

1539  On this day in history birth of fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)  

1545  On this day in history birth of janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician/poet  

1547  On this day in history birth of ubbo Emmius, [van Embden], Dutch-Frisian humanist/historian  

1661  On December - 05 birth of robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0749  On December - 05 death of saint John of Damascus, theologian  

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

1212  Derek II of Are, Bishop of Utrecht (1197-1212), dies on December - 05.  

1244  On December - 05 johanna of Constantinople, countess of Flanders (1205-44), dies  

1355  On December - 05 jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies  

1560  Francois II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16 on this day in history.  

1570  Death of Johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494) on December - 05.  

1594  On December - 05 gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82  

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