On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1873

  • Dec 1 Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)
  • Dec 1 Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)
  • Dec 7 Willa Cather, American author (My Ántonia), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1947)
  • Dec 9 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect, born in Brussels (d. 1980)
  • Dec 11 Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician, born in Bled, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • Dec 17 Ford Madox Ford, English novelist/editor (Inheritors)
  • Dec 18 Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)
  • Dec 20 Kan'ichi Asakawa, Japanese author & historian, born in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (d. 1948)
  • Dec 25 Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-born American dairy educator (d. 1959)
  • Dec 30 Alfred "Al" Smith, American politician, 4 time Governor of New York (1919-20 and 1923-28), and 1st Catholic nominee for US President (1928), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1944)