What Happened in December 1873

Historical Events

  • Dec 6 1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1
  • Dec 30 American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)
  • Dec 1 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • Dec 7 Willa Cather, US, author (My Antonia)
  • Dec 9 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect
  • Dec 11 Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • Dec 14 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
  • Dec 15 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer
  • Dec 17 Ford Madox Ford, English novelist/editor (Inheritors)
  • Dec 18 Adolf Vogl, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1961)
  • Dec 18 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
  • Dec 20 Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(d. 1948)
  • Dec 21 Blagoje Bersa, Croatian composer (d. 1934)
  • Dec 22 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
  • Dec 25 Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-born American dairy educator (d. 1959)
  • Dec 26 Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
  • Dec 26 Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, born in Belgrade (d. 1945)
  • Dec 26 Thomas Wass, English cricketer (d. 1953)
  • Dec 30 Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 6 Manuel Acuna, Mexican poet (Ante un Cadaver), dies at 24
  • Dec 14 J Louis R Agassiz, Swiss geologist/paleo-biologist), dies
  • Dec 21 Francis Garnier, French explorer (b. 1839)
  • Dec 22 Charles Lenox Remond, African American Orator and abolitionist, dies at 63
  • Dec 24 Johns Hopkins, Baltimore philanthropist and businessman (b. 1795)