What Happened in December 1892

Historical Events

  • Dec 5 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

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Dec 5 Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Dec 16 Commencement of 1st Sheffield Shield cricket game, SA v NSW
  • Dec 17 Tchaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette" premieres in St Petersburg

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Dec 18 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's ballet "Nutcracker Suite" premieres

  • Dec 18 Anton Bruckner's 8th Symphony premieres
  • Dec 20 Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
  • Dec 26 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)
  • Dec 27 Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)
  • Dec 27 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game
  • Dec 30 Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal

Famous Birthdays


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Dec 4 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1975)

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Dec 5 Cyril Ring, MA, actor (Body & Soul)
  • Dec 5 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (d. 1973)
  • Dec 6 F Osbert S Sitwell, poet/writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England
  • Dec 6 Lina Carstens, German actress (Homeland, Broken Jug), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Dec 7 Nora Nicholson, British actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow), born in Leamington, England (d. 1873)
  • Dec 7 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Dec 12 Herman Potočnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
  • Dec 13 Brand Dirck Ochse, filmer/co-founder (Polygoon)
  • Dec 15 David Guion, American composer (Home on the Range), born in Ballinger, Texas (d. 1981)

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Dec 15 J. Paul Getty, American oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1976)

Industrialist J. Paul Getty
Industrialist
J. Paul Getty
  • Dec 15 Jose Maria Castro, composer
  • Dec 16 A "Shon Nene" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady
  • Dec 16 Cameron Prud'Homme, American actor (The Rainmaker), born in Auburn, New York (d. 1967)
  • Dec 17 Sam Barry, American basketball coach (d. 1950)

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Dec 21 Walter Hagen, American PGA golfer (11 majors, US Open 1914, 19), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1969)

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Dec 21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
  • Dec 25 Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London
  • Dec 27 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer
  • Dec 27 Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)
  • Dec 29 Emory Parnell, American actress (Rocket Man, County Fair), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • Dec 30 Jaromir Fiala, composer
  • Dec 30 John Litel, Albany WI, actor (Virginia City, My Hero)
  • Dec 31 Jason Robards Sr, Hillsdale Mich, actor (Acapulco)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered
  • Dec 2 Jay Gould, American entrepreneur (b. 1836)
  • Dec 3 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • Dec 3 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)

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Dec 6 [Ernst] Werner von Siemens, German inventor and industrialist (siemens electrical conductance unit and Siemens corporation), dies at 75

Industrialist and Inventor Werner von Siemens
Industrialist and Inventor
Werner von Siemens
  • Dec 11 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • Dec 15 Charles Balmer, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 18 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), dies at 88