December 1892 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 5 Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

Event of Interest

Dec 5 John Thompson becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Canada.

  • Dec 17 Tchaikovski's ballet "Casse-noisette" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Dec 20 Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
  • Dec 27 Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)
  • Dec 30 Dr Miles V Lynk, physician, publishes 1st Black medical journal

Birthdays in History

Francisco FrancoFrancisco Franco (1892-1975)

Dec 4 Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain

  • Dec 6 Osbert Sitwell, English poet, writer (Out of the Flame), born in London, England (d. 1969)
  • Dec 7 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)
  • Dec 8 Herbert "Bert" Hinkler, Australian aviator who made first solo flight from England to Australia (1928), born in Bundaberg, Queensland (d. 1933)
  • Dec 12 Herman Poto─Źnik, Slovenian rocket engineer, born in Pula, Austria-Hungary (d. 1929)

J. Paul GettyJ. Paul Getty (1892-1976)

Dec 15 American oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Dec 19 Gerald Nye, American politician and Republican US Senator from North Dakota (1925-1945), born in Hortonville, Wisconsin (d. 1971)
  • Dec 21 Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet & writer, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1980)
  • Dec 25 Rebecca West [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author (Meaning of Treason), born in London (d. 1983)
  • Dec 27 Alfred Edwin McKay, Canadian Royal Flying Corps WWI flying ace, born in Brussels, Ontario (d. 1917)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Joseph Lippens, Belgian official in Congo, murdered at 37 during the Congo Arab war
  • Dec 1 Lucius E. Polk, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • Dec 2 Jay Gould, American railroad developer and speculator, dies at 56
  • Dec 3 Afanasy Fet, Russian poet, dies at 71
  • Dec 3 William Bonaparte, grandson of Lucien, dies

Werner von SiemensWerner von Siemens (1816-1892)

Dec 6 German inventor (siemens electrical conductance unit) and industrialist (Siemens corporation), dies at 75

  • Dec 11 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • Dec 17 George Brayton, American engineer who developed the Brayton Cycle combustion engine, dies at 62
  • Dec 18 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), dies at 88