On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1848

  • Dec 9 Joel Chandler Harris, American writer (created Uncle Remus stories), born in Eatonton, Georgia (d. 1908)
  • Dec 12 William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman, born in New Dorp, Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • Dec 15 Edwin Blashfield, American painter who decorated the dome of Library of Congress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1936)
  • Dec 17 Frederick Grant Gleason, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1903)
  • Dec 18 Karl Schroder, composer
  • Dec 21 Edward Everett Rice, American musical composer & theater producer, born in Brighton, Boston (d. 1924)
  • Dec 30 Mary Frances Allitsen, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1912)