December 1891 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 2 52nd Congress (1891-93) convenes
  • Dec 7 52nd US Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session
  • Dec 19 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore
  • Dec 20 Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses
  • Dec 29 Edison patents "transmission of signals electrically" (radio)

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer (wreck laws)
  • Dec 2 Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. (d. 1987)
  • Dec 9 Maksim Bahdanovič, Belarusian poet (d. 1917)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 10 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966), (d. 1970)

  • Dec 19 Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Poland, pres-in-exile (1979-86)
  • Dec 21 John W McCormack, (D) Speaker of House (1962-70)
  • Dec 22 Edward L Bernays, 1st public relations agent, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Dec 23 Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (d. 1956)
  • Dec 25 Kenneth A N Anderson, British general (Dunkerk, North Africa)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 26 Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)

Author Henry Miller
Henry Miller
  • Dec 30 Antoine Pinay, French premier (1952)/minister of Foreign affairs

Deaths in History

  • Dec 5 JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies
  • Dec 11 Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies
  • Dec 17 Msiri, ruler of the Garanganze Kingdom, Congo (Katanga), dies in battle against Belgian funded expedition
  • Dec 17 Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle against Msiri, ruler of Garanganze Kingdom in the Congo
  • Dec 29 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician, dies at 68