On This Day

What Happened in December 1841

Historical Events

Music Premiere

Dec 6 Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D premieres

  • Dec 29 King and Grand Duke Willem II installs Order of Eikenkroon
  • Dec 31 Alabama becomes 1st state to license dental surgeons

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 5 Marcus Daly, Irish-American mining tycoon, born in Ballyjamesduff, Ulster, Ireland (d. 1900)
  • Dec 6 Frédéric Bazille, French painter, born in Montpellier, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (d. 1870)
  • Dec 20 Ferdinand Buisson, French academic & pacifist (Nobel Peace Prize 1927), born in Paris, France (d. 1932)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 7 Johann Daniel Ferstenberg, American composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 18 Felice Blangini, Italian composer, dies at 60