On This Day

December 1846 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 5 C F Schoenbein obtains patent for cellulose nitrate explosive

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Dec 8 Hector Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust" premieres

Composer Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz
  • Dec 28 Iowa becomes 29th state of the Union

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 2 Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau, French politician (29th Prime Minister of France), born in Nantes, France (d. 1904)
  • Dec 31 Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, vicar/Dutch anarchist (Right for all)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 23 Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent, French naturalist (b. 1780)