December 1858 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 12 1st Canadian coins circulated (1 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent & 20 cent)
  • Dec 16 Dutch government decides to vacate Schokland Island
  • Dec 18 Passy, at Paris: 1st "Samedi soir" i/d villa of lovers Rossini

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 4 Chester Greenwood, American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), born in Farmington, Maine (d. 1937)
  • Dec 11 Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (d. 1943)
  • Dec 20 Jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)
  • Dec 23 Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 9 Robert Baldwin, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  • Dec 12 Jacques Viger, antiquarian and archeologist, first mayor of Montreal (b. 1787)
  • Dec 16 Richard Bright, British Dr (Bright's disease/nephritis), dies at 69