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 Painlevé, 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.