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Events in History

  • Dec 8 1st production of Dion Boucicault's "Poor of New York"
  • Dec 16 Earthquake in Naples, Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 31 Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 3 Joseph Conrad, Polish novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), born in Berdychiv, Poland (d. 1924)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • Dec 16 Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter's 5th satellite)
  • Dec 22 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Confederate army cavalry battalion commander John S. Mosby (24) weds Pauline Clarke in Nashville

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby

Deaths in History

  • Dec 3 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80