On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 1867

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • František Xaver Šalda, Czechoslovakian literary critic, born in Liberec, Czech Republic (d. 1937)
  • Joseph Maria Olbrich, Austrian architect (Wiener Sezession), born in Opava, Czech Republic (d. 1908)
  • Wilhelm Groener, German soldier & politician, born in Ludwigsburg, Germany (d. 1939)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician and engineer who was one of the founders of modern projective geometry, dies at 79
  • Théodore Rousseau, French painter, dies at 55