On This Day

What Happened on December 2, 1863

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Ringling, American circus owner (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus), born in McGregor, Iowa (d. 1926)
  • Gustav Wohlgemuth, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Jane Appleton Pierce, American 1st lady (1853-57) and wife of Franklin Pierce, dies of tuberculosis at 57
1863 Highlights

About December 2, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius