December 1895 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 2 54th Congress (1895-97) convenes
  • Dec 7 Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies

Battle of Interest

Dec 8 Battle at Amba Alagi: Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II drives Italian General Baratieri out

  • Dec 17 Anti-Saloon League of America formed, Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17 George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)
  • Dec 24 George Vanderbilt opens Biltmore estate, the largest privately owned house in America at 178,926 square feet (16,622.8 m2) in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Dec 29 Dr L S Jameson begins failed raid on Johannesburg

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), born in Bedfordshire, England (d. 1977)
  • Dec 2 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Dec 3 Anna Freud, Austrian-English psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1982)
  • Dec 4 Fritiof Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag), born in Vollsjö, Sweden (d. 1972)
  • Dec 4 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher, born in Tanghe County, Henan, Qing Dynasty (d. 1990)
  • Dec 5 Elbert Frank Cox, African-American mathematician (first African-American to receive PhD in Mathematics), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1969)
  • Dec 9 Thomas J. Reeves, United States Navy radioman, Medal of Honor recipient, born in Thomaston, Connecticut (d. 1941)

George VIGeorge VI (1895-1952)

Dec 14 King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), born in Norfolk, England

  • Dec 14 Paul Éluard, French communist and poet, born in Saint-Denis, France (d. 1952)
  • Dec 16 Lidj Jasu [Iyasu], Emperor of Ethiopia (1913-16), born in Dessie, Ethiopia (d. 1935)
  • Dec 19 Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author and poet (Loke Saar Havre), born in Hedmark, Norway (d. 1989)
  • Dec 19 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Dec 20 Susanne Langer, American philosopher & educator (Philosophy in a New Key), born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 1985)
  • Dec 24 E. Roland Harriman, American financier, born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Dec 28 Carol Ryrie Brink, American Newberry Medal-winning novelist (Caddie Woodlawn), born in Moscow, Idaho (d. 1981)
  • Dec 30 August De Boodt, Belgian politician (Minister of Reconstruction), born in Nieuwmunster, Belgium (d. 1986)

Weddings in History

Robert Frost

Dec 19 Poet Robert Frost (21) weds Elinor Miriam White in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Deaths in History

  • Dec 13 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (b. 1800)
  • Dec 25 Raul Pompeia, Brazilian writer (O Ateneu), dies at 32
  • Dec 30 LP Hartley, British writer, dies