What Happened in December 1874

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Jesse James gang takes train at Muncie Kansas

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Dec 15 1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by President Grant
  • Dec 24 Pope Pius IX proclaims a jubilee for 1875

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Dominicus Johner, composer
  • Dec 4 Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
  • Dec 8 Ernst Moro, Austrian physician (d. 1951)
  • Dec 11 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)
  • Dec 12 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)
  • Dec 13 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 17 Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, 1935-48), born in Berlin, Ontario (d. 1950)

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Dec 21 Juan Bautista Sacasa, President of Nicaragua (1932-36)
  • Dec 22 Franz Schmidt, composer
  • Dec 22 Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism), born in Clayton, North Carolina
  • Dec 25 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • Dec 27 Max Ettinger, composer
  • Dec 31 Ernest Austin, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 7 Constantin von Tischendorf, German biblical scholar (b. 1815)
  • Dec 16 Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary, dies at 79
  • Dec 22 Johann Peter Pixis, composer, dies at 86