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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 PainlevĂ©, 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.  

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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 this day in history.  

1495  On this day in history birth of nicolas Cleynaerts, Flemish grammarian (d. 1542)  

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

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 05

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0749  On this day in history death of saint John of Damascus, theologian  

1082  Death of Ramon Berenguer II, Count of Barcelona on December - 05.  

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 this day in history jan III, duke of Brabant/Limburg, dies  

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

1570  On this day in history death of johan Friis, Danish statesman (b. 1494)  

1594  Gerardus Mercator, Flemish philosopher/cartographer, dies at 82 on December - 05.  

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