What Happened in December 1810

Historical Events

  • Dec 10 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
  • Dec 15 1st Irish magazine in US, "Shamrock" published
  • Dec 22 British frigate HMS Minotaur sinks killing 480

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Joseph Gungl, composer
  • Dec 7 Theodor Schwann, German co-originator of cell theory
  • Dec 7 Josef Hyrtl, Austrian anatomist (d. 1894)
  • Dec 11 Alfred de Musset, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 13 Clark Mills, American sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)
  • Dec 21 Ludwig Schuncke, composer
  • Dec 24 Wilhelm Marstrand, Danish painter (d. 1873)
  • Dec 25 Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 19 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer, dies at 68