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 Painlevé, 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.