On This Day

December 1842 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 19 US recognizes independence of Hawaii

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 3 Ellen Henrietta Richards, American chemist (Amer Home Economics Association-1st Pres), born in Dunstable, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • Dec 3 Phoebe Hearst, American philanthropist and suffragist, born in Franklin County, Missouri (d. 1919)
  • Dec 3 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist and co-founder (Pillsbury Company), born in Warner, New Hampshire (d. 1899)
  • Dec 7 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist and sociologist (schedelmetingen), born in Karlsruhe, Baden (d. 1916)
  • Dec 9 Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin, Russian activist and anarchist, born in Moscow (d. 1921)
  • Dec 17 Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Philip Spencer, American sailor, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged aboard the USS Somers at 19
  • Dec 7 Thomas Hamilton, Scottish writer (b. 1789)