On This Day

Events in History in December 1865

  • Dec 5 Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
  • Dec 6 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery
  • Dec 18 1st US cattle importation law passed
  • Dec 20 De Clear-Alkmaar railway opens
  • Dec 24 Several Confederate veterans form Ku Klux Klan in Pulaski, Tennessee
  • Dec 26 James H Mason (Mass) patents 1st US coffee percolator