Historical Events In December - 05
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
1843 On this day in history 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 December - 05.
1847 On December - 05 jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
1848 Pres Polk triggers Gold Rush of '49, confirms Calif gold discovery on December - 05.
1852 Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer on this day in history.
1853 On this day in history johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80
1854 On December - 05 aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair
1859 Dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC on December - 05.
1859 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82 on this day in history.
1861 Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24) on this day in history.
1862 On December - 05 battle of Coffeeville, MS
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 1st American bicycle college opens (NY) on this day in history.
1870 On this day in history a Dumas Da, writer, dies at 68
1872 On December - 05 the vessel 'Marie Celeste' is found abandoned in the Atlantic, no trace of her crew was ever found
1872 On December - 05 harry N Pillsbury, US chess player
1875 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1878 On this day in history arrigo Pedrollo, composer
1879 Daniel and Thomas Connolly and Thomas McTighe received a patent for the first automatic telephone system on December - 05.
1879 On this day in history 1st automatic telephone switching system patented
1880 On this day in history alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor
1881 47th Congress (1881-83) convenes on December - 05.
1884 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist on December - 05.
1885 On December - 05 dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School)
1886 Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52) on this day in history.
1886 Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84 on this day in history.
1887 On December - 05 stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo
1888 On December - 05 askell Snorrason, composer
1890 Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens," premieres in Karlsruhe on this day in history.
1890 Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis) on this day in history.
1891 JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies on December - 05.
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