December 1871 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 12 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
  • Dec 19 Albert L Jones (NYC), patents corrugated paper
  • Dec 24 Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" premieres in Cairo, at the opening of the Suez canal
  • Dec 27 World's first cat show (Crystal Palace, London)

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 5 Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)
  • Dec 13 Herman T Colenbrander, Dutch historian
  • Dec 13 Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)
  • Dec 13 Emily Carr, Canadian artist (d. 1945)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 25 Inventor Thomas Edison (24) marries 1st wife Mary Stilwell (16)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 25 Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce

Deaths in History

  • Dec 16 Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73