Historical Events In December - 05
Thursday, 01 October 2020
1843 Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship on this day in history.
1844 John Frederick Bridge, composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 On December - 05 louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
1861 On this day in history armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)
1862 Battle of Coffeeville, MS on December - 05.
1863 On December - 05 paul P Painlevé, French PM (1917, 1925), mathematician [OS]
1865 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain on this day in history.
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 On December - 05 sir Arthur Currie, the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Corps in WW1 is born
1876 Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench on December - 05.
1878 On December - 05 arrigo Pedrollo, composer
1879 Daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system on this day in history.
1879 On December - 05 1st automatic telephone switching system patented
1880 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor on this day in history.
1881 On this day in history 47th Congress (1881-83) convenes
1884 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1886 On this day in history peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84
1887 On this day in history stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo
1888 Askell Snorrason, composer on this day in history.
1890 Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens," premieres in Karlsruhe on December - 05.
1890 On December - 05 fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis)
1891 JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies on December - 05.