What Happened in December 1875

Historical Events


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Dec 4 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed" (Tammany Hall, NYC) escapes from jail

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  • Dec 6 44th Congress (1875-77) convenes
  • Dec 7 Natives Sons of the West organized
  • Dec 8 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Volki i Ovsty" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Dec 17 Violent bread riots in Montreal
  • Dec 25 Lambs Club in NY forms
  • Dec 30 Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 2 Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), born in Munich. Germany
  • Dec 3 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist
  • Dec 3 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (d. 1955)
  • Dec 4 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)
  • Dec 4 Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
  • Dec 5 Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (d. 1933)
  • Dec 6 Evelyn Underhill, British poet (d. 1941)
  • Dec 12 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
  • Dec 12 Karl R G von Rundstedt, German gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)
  • Dec 14 Dobri Khristov, composer
  • Dec 15 Friedrich Niggli, composer
  • Dec 15 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (d. 1899)
  • Dec 19 Carter G Woodson, New Canton Va, American historian (African American studies)
  • Dec 20 T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
  • Dec 22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, born in Avignon (d. 1944)
  • Dec 22 John P "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water)
  • Dec 25 Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna
  • Dec 25 Walter Lees, cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (41) weds Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in Newport, Rhode Island


Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84
  • Dec 20 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
  • Dec 22 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (b. 1851)