What Happened on December 31, 1882

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Jones, Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway)
  • David Cohen, Dutch historian and chairman of the Jewish Council
  • Martin O'Meara, Australian soldier (d. 1935)

Famous Deaths

  • Leon Michel Gambetta, French attorney and 37th Prime Minister of France (1881-82), dies at 44