On This Day

What Happened in December 1834

Historical Events

  • Dec 3 First US dental society organized (NY)
  • Dec 23 Joseph Hansom of London receives patent for Hansom cabs

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 16 Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 6 Jonas Daniel Meyer, Dutch lawyer, dies at 54
  • Dec 7 Ludwig Schuncke, composer, dies at 23
  • Dec 23 Thomas Malthus, British economist and demographer (Law of Malthus), dies of heart disease at 68
  • Dec 27 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), dies at 59