Historical Events In December - 05
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
1843 Launching of USS Michigan at Erie, Penn., America's first iron-hulled warship, as well as first prefabricated ship on December - 05.
1844 On this day in history john Frederick Bridge, composer
1846 On December - 05 c F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive
1847 Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post on December - 05.
1848 On December - 05 pres Polk triggers Gold Rush of '49, confirms Calif gold discovery
1852 On December - 05 thomas Linnemann Laub, composer
1853 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80 on December - 05.
1854 On December - 05 aaron Allen of Boston patents folding theater chair
1859 On December - 05 dion Boucicault's "Octaroon," premieres in NYC
1859 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82 on this day in history.
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 December - 05.
1868 1st American bicycle college opens (NY) on December - 05.
1870 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1872 Harry N Pillsbury, US chess player on December - 05.
1875 Sir Arthur Currie, the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Corps in WW1 is born on December - 05.
1876 Daniel Stillson (Mass) patents 1st practical pipe wrench on December - 05.
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 this day in history.
1879 1st automatic telephone switching system patented on December - 05.
1880 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor on December - 05.
1881 On this day in history 47th Congress (1881-83) convenes
1884 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist on this day in history.
1885 On December - 05 dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School)
1886 On this day in history pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)
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 Askell Snorrason, composer on December - 05.
1890 Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens," premieres in Karlsruhe on December - 05.
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.