What Happened on December 1, 1884

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.

Famous Birthdays

  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)
  • Torben Myer, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Girl Who Came Back)

Famous Deaths

  • William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)