Historical Events in December 1860

  • Dec 17 Anaheim Township created in Los Angeles County
  • Dec 20 South Carolina secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • Dec 24 Joseph Jefferson's "Rip Van Winkle" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 26 Maiden voyage of 1st steamship owned by 1 man (C Vanderbilt)
  • Dec 26 Major Robert Anderson, under cover of darkness, concentrated his small force at Ft Sumter
  • Dec 26 First ever inter-club football match between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England

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Dec 28 Harriet Tubman arrives in Auburn NewcYork, on her last mission to free slaves, having evaded capture for 8 years on the Underground Railroad

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
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Harriet Tubman
  • Dec 29 The first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.