What Happened in December 1835

Historical Events

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Dec 1 Hans Christian Andersen publishes his 1st book of fairy tales

  • Dec 3 First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (Rhode Island)
  • Dec 5 - 10th: Assault on Mexican-held San Antonio by Texan rebels
  • Dec 7 Bavarian Ludwig railway opens - first German steam railway
  • Dec 16 Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC

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Dec 19 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin approaches NZ

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • Dec 21 HMS Beagle sails into Bay of Islands (New Zealand)
  • Dec 25 Charles Darwin celebrates Christmas in Pahia, New Zealand
  • Dec 29 The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
  • Dec 30 After gold discovery in Ga, Cherokees forced to move across Miss R
  • Dec 30 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from NZ to Sydney

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Micah Jenkins, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • Dec 4 Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
  • Dec 6 Wilhelm Rudolf Fittig, Hamburg, German Chemist (synthesizing organic compounds)
  • Dec 7 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk/musicologist
  • Dec 11 Adolf Stoecker, German anti semite/PM
  • Dec 12 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer
  • Dec 13 Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem)
  • Dec 17 Alexander E Agassiz, US, businessman/biologist/geology
  • Dec 18 George Dashiell Bayard, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Dec 18 Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
  • Dec 28 Archibald Geikie, British geologist

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 August v Platen, writer, dies at 39
  • Dec 13 John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1760)
  • Dec 18 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 29 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer, dies at 29