What Happened in December 1875

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 4 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed" (Tammany Hall, NYC) escapes from jail

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • Dec 6 44th Congress (1875-77) convenes
  • Dec 7 Natives Sons of the West organized
  • Dec 8 Aleksandr Ostrovsky's "Volki i Ovsty" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Dec 17 Violent bread riots in Montreal
  • Dec 25 Lambs Club in New York forms
  • Dec 30 Andrassy Note calls for Christian-Muslim religious freedoms

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 2 Frank Reicher, German-American actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Dec 3 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist
  • Dec 3 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (d. 1955)
  • Dec 4 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet (Ana, The City, Duino Elegies), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)
  • Dec 4 Joe Corbett, American baseball player, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1945)
  • Dec 5 Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (fought in WWI), born in Napperton, Ontario (d. 1933)
  • Dec 6 Evelyn Underhill, British Anglo-Catholic poet, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 1941)
  • Dec 12 Desideer Stracke, Flemish jesuit and literature historian, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1970)

Person of interestGerd von Rundstedt

Dec 12 [Karl Rudolf] Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal during World War II (Commander-in-Chief in the West), born in Aschersleben, German Empire (d. 1953)

German General Gerd von Rundstedt
German General
Gerd von Rundstedt
  • Dec 14 Dobri Khristov, Bulgarian composer, born in Varna, Bulgaria (d. 1941)
  • Dec 15 Friedrich Niggli, Swiss composer, born in Aarburg, Switzerland (d. 1959)
  • Dec 15 Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary, born in Tondo, Manila (d. 1899)
  • Dec 19 Carter G. Woodson, American historian (African American studies), born in New Canton, Virginia (d. 1950)
  • Dec 20 T. F. Powys, British novelist & short-story writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green), born in Shirley, Derbyshire
  • Dec 22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, born in Avignon (d. 1944)
  • Dec 25 Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna
  • Dec 25 Walter Lees, cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi (41) weds Jeanne-Emilie Baheux Puysieux in Newport, Rhode Island


Famous Deaths

  • Dec 10 Otogaki Rengetsu, zen nun/benefactress of Tessai, dies at about 84
  • Dec 20 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75
  • Dec 22 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Young Tom Morris, Scottish professional golfer, dies at 24