December 1871 in History

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Events in History

  • Dec 12 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
  • Dec 19 Albert L Jones (NYC), patents corrugated paper

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 5 Bill Pickett, American cowboy and rodeo performer who invented bulldogging, born in Jenks-Branch, Texas (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
Inventor
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