On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1879

  • Dec 6 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor of weaving machine, dies at 65
  • Dec 7 Jón Sigurðsson, Icelandic independence fighter and Icelandic historian, dies at 68
  • Dec 18 Charley Parkhurst, American stagecoach driver who disguised herself as a women for 30 years, dies at 67