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Events in History

  • Dec 4 Britain outlaws "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre)
  • Dec 21 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 3 Green Berry Raum, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1909)
  • Dec 5 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbini√®re, French Canadian politician (d. 1908)
  • Dec 14 John Mercer Langston, 1st African American to hold US political office
  • Dec 27 James Clay Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1864)

Deaths in History


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Dec 18 Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

French Naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
French Naturalist
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck