December 1856 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 9 The Iranian city of Bushehr surrenders to occupying British forces.

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 11 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist
  • Dec 13 Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1920)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 18 J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)

Physicist J. J. Thomson
Physicist
J. J. Thomson

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Dec 22 Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State (1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1937)

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Dec 25 Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 28 Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President (Democrat: 1913-21) and 1919 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, born in Staunton City, Virginia (d. 1924)

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Dec 29 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes integral)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 20 Francesco Bentivegna, Italian revolutionary (b. 1820)