Historical Events In December - 12
Friday, 14 May 2021
1791 On December - 12 bank of US opens
1792 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn on December - 12.
1792 On December - 12 alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
1800 On December - 12 washington DC established as capital of US
1805 On this day in history henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)
1806 On this day in history stand Watie, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1812 On December - 12 french invasion of Russia comes to an end.
1812 John Malchair, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1818 On December - 12 paul Octave Hebert, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
1821 On this day in history gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
1822 Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US on this day in history.
1830 On this day in history joseph Orville Shelby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1832 On December - 12 abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)
1833 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica) on this day in history.
1835 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer on December - 12.
1836 Giuseppe Farinelli, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.
1838 Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars) on this day in history.
1843 On December - 12 willem I Frederik, King of Netherlands (1814-40), dies at 71
1848 On December - 12 william Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
1858 On this day in history 1st Canadian coins circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent & 20 cent)
1859 First train operated over the Victoria Railway Bridge, Montreal. The first passenger train crossed the structure on December 17, 1859 and it was formally opened by the Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII, on August 25, 1860. The original structure was a single-track iron tubular bridge. The tube, when first constructed, was entirely enclosed and there were ventilation problems. Later a slit 20" wide was cut in the tube the full length of the bridge to permit the emission of smoke on this day in history.
1859 On this day in history edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
1862 On this day in history confederate torpedo (mine) sinks USS Cairo in Yazoo River.
1862 On this day in history battle of Dumfries, VA
1863 The birth of Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter on December - 12.
1863 On this day in history edvard Munch, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream)
1866 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913) on December - 12.
1870 On December - 12 joseph Rainey (SC) became first black sworn into House of Reps
1870 Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of Reps on this day in history.
1871 On this day in history jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
1872 On this day in history willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician, dies at 72
1874 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa) on this day in history.
1875 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian on December - 12.
1877 On December - 12 jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48