Historical Events in December 1849

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland for the 2nd and final time

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 8 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller" premieres in Naples

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Dec 14 1st chamber music group in US gives their 1st concert (Boston)
  • Dec 18 William Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope
  • Dec 21 1st US skating club formed (Philadelphia)
  • Dec 22 The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second.
  • Dec 28 M Jolly-Bellin discovers dry-cleaning, he accidentally upset lamp containing turpentine & oil on his clothing & sees cleaning effect