December 1894 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 5 Georges Feydeaus' "L'hôtel du libre échange" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 9 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium

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Dec 21 Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • Dec 22 -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane
  • Dec 22 French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
  • Dec 24 Scheveningse fishing boats destroyed by storm
  • Dec 25 1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 5 Charles Robberts, Winburg district of the Orange Free State, The first State President of South Africa
  • Dec 8 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (d. 1938)
  • Dec 10 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
  • Dec 10 Gertrud Kolmar, writer
  • Dec 17 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer
  • Dec 17 Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)
  • Dec 17 Willem Schermerhorn, Neth premier (1945-46)
  • Dec 17 David Butler, director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 19 Yoshida Isoya, architect (modern sukiya style), born in Tokyo, Japan

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Dec 20 Robert Menzies, Jeparit, Victoria, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving

12th Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies
12th Australian Prime Minister
Robert Menzies
  • Dec 24 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot
  • Dec 26 Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
  • Dec 28 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgian WW I pilot (Eagle of Flanders)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 3 HM Jozef Schadde, Flem architect (Antwerp Stock exchange), dies at 76

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Dec 3 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45

  • Dec 7 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French engineer/diplomat/earl, dies at 89
  • Dec 8 Willem JF Nuyens, Dutch physician/RC historian, dies at 71
  • Dec 8 Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821)

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Dec 12 Sir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a sudden heart attack at 49

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Dec 13 Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist, dies at 68
  • Dec 29 Christina Rossetti, English poet, dies at 64 in London
  • Dec 30 Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragist (Bloomers named for her), dies at 76
  • Dec 31 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician (Stieltjes-integral), dies at 38