December 1886 in History

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 8 American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers
Founder of the American Federation of Labor
Samuel Gompers
  • Dec 16 Rift at Dutch Reformed Church over "Doleantie"
  • Dec 22 1st national accountants' society in US formed (NYC)

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants)
  • Dec 1 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • Dec 1 Willem E Crown, Antillian writer
  • Dec 3 Manne Siegbahn, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • Dec 5 Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 6 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1918)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 8 Diego Rivera, Mexican painter (En el Arsenal) and wife of Frida Kahlo, born in Guanajuato, México (d. 1957)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • Dec 9 Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king (Birdseye)
  • Dec 13 Lambertus J van Apeldoorn, lawyer (martial law)
  • Dec 21 Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)
  • Dec 23 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)
  • Dec 24 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 2 26th US President Theodore Roosevelt (28) weds second wife Edith Kermit Carow (25) in London

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 21 Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low (26) weds William Mackay Low in Savannah, Georgia

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low

Deaths in History

  • Dec 5 Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84