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Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 2 William Henry Harrison elected the 9th President of the United States of America

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 Napoleon Bonaparte receives a French state funeral in Paris 19 years after his death

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 4 Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], Oglala Sioux chief (Battle of the Little Bighorn), born in Fort Robinson, Nebraska (d. 1877)

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
  • Dec 11 Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)
  • Dec 21 Mehmed N Kemal, Turkish journalist (Vatan)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 11 Emperor Kokaku of Japan (b. 1771)