On This Day

December 1871 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 12 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
  • Dec 19 Albert L Jones of New York City patents corrugated paper

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 5 Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (invented bulldogging), born in Jenks-Branch, Texas (d. 1932)
  • Dec 13 Herman Theodoor Colenbrander, Dutch historian, born in Drachten, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • Dec 13 Russell W. Porter, American artist and explorer (Alaska), born in Springfield, Vermont (d. 1949)
  • Dec 13 Emily Carr, Canadian painter, born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1945)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 25 Inventor Thomas Edison (24) marries 1st wife Mary Stilwell (16)

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 25 Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day

Writer & Satirist Ambrose Bierce
Writer & Satirist
Ambrose Bierce

Deaths in History

  • Dec 16 Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73