December 1892 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 5 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Dec 17 Tchaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Dec 20 Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
  • Dec 27 Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)
  • Dec 30 Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 4 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1975)

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Dec 5 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (d. 1973)
  • Dec 6 F Osbert S Sitwell, poet/writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England
  • Dec 7 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Dec 12 Herman Potočnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)
  • Dec 13 Brand Dirck Ochse, filmer/co-founder (Polygoon)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 15 J. Paul Getty, oil magnate (Getty Oil), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1976)

Industrialist J. Paul Getty
Industrialist
J. Paul Getty
  • Dec 16 A "Shon Nene" Morales, Antillean/Neth very old lady
  • Dec 21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (d. 1980)
  • Dec 25 Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London
  • Dec 27 Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian World War One flying ace (d. 1917)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered
  • Dec 2 Jay Gould, American entrepreneur (b. 1836)
  • Dec 3 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies
  • Dec 3 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)
  • Dec 6 E Werner von Siemens, German industrialist (Siemens AG), dies at 75
  • Dec 11 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • Dec 18 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), dies at 88