On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1879

  • Dec 5 Clyde Cessna, American aviator and airplane manufacturer, born in Hawthorne, Louisiana (d. 1954)
  • Dec 12 Friedrich Christiansen, German nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland, born in Wyk auf Föhr, Province of Schleswig-Holstein, German Empire (d. 1972)
  • Dec 15 Hugo Willem Constantijn Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • Dec 18 Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)
  • Dec 21 Theodore Limperg, Dutch accountant, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1961)
  • Dec 22 Stanislas Bizot, French draughts champion (1925), born in Nice, France (d. 1950)
  • Dec 24 Émile Nelligan, Canadian francophone poet, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1941)
  • Dec 29 Billy Mitchell, United States Army general (father of the US Air Force), born in Nice, France (d. 1936)
  • Dec 30 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Hindu philosopher/yogi (Maharshi Research Inst)