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Historical Events In December - 05

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

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

1844  John Frederick Bridge, composer on this day in history.  

1846  C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive on this day in history.  

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

1848  On December - 05 pres Polk triggers Gold Rush of '49, confirms Calif gold discovery  

1852  Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer on December - 05.  

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

1854  Aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair on this day in history.  

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

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

1861  Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24) on December - 05.  

1862  On this day in history battle of Coffeeville, MS  

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

1865  Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain on December - 05.  

1868  On this day in history 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)  

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

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

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

1875  Sir Arthur Currie, the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Corps in WW1 is born on this day in history.  

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

1878  Arrigo Pedrollo, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1880  Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor on this day in history.  

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

1884  Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist on December - 05.  

1885  Dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School) on this day in history.  

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

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

1887  Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo on December - 05.  

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  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  On December - 05 birth of pope Julius II (d. 1513)  

1495  On December - 05 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 this day in history.  

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

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  Death of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona on December - 05.  

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

1594  Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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