What Happened in December 1850

Historical Events

  • Dec 16 Ships the Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand
  • Dec 20 Hawaiian post office established
  • Dec 27 Hawaiian Fire Dept established
  • Dec 28 Rangoon, Burma, destroyed by fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer
  • Dec 9 Emma Abbott, American soprano (d. 1891)
  • Dec 13 G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G )
  • Dec 13 Iver Holter, Norwegian composer, born in Gausdal, Norway (d. 1941)
  • Dec 16 Fred Morley, cricketer (legendary Notts & England bowler 1880-83)
  • Dec 21 Zdenek Fibich, composer
  • Dec 29 Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer
  • Dec 30 John Milne, British geologist (developed the first modern seismograph), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1913)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 Fran├žois Sulpice Beudant, French mineralogist and geologist, dies at 63