December 1, 1884 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.

Birthdays in History

  • Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, German painter (d. 1976)

Deaths in History

  • William Swainson (lawyer), second, and last, Attorney-General (New Zealand) of the Crown Colony of New Zealand (b. 1809)