Today in History for December 1861

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 7 of 7

9th - Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
9th - American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
13th - Battle of Alleghany Summit, WV
19th - Battle of Black Water (American Civil War)
20th - Battle of Dranesville, VA
30th - US, banks stops payments in gold
31st - 22,990 mm of rain falls in Cherrapunji Assam in 1861, world record

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 15 of 15

4th - Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
5th - Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)
8th - Aristide Maillol, France, painter/sculptor (Seated Woman)
8th - William Crapo Durant, founded General Machine
8th - George Melies, Paris France, early film maker (A trip to the Moon)
15th - Charles Edgar Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)
16th - Antonio de La Gandara, French painter (d. 1917)
17th - Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer
18th - Lionel Monckton, composer
19th - Constance [Clara] Garnett, Brighton England, Russian-English translator
19th - Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)
20th - Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (d. 1926)
22nd - Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)
25th - Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University (d. 1946)
26th - Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 6 of 6

14th - Albert, Prince consort of England and husband of Queen Victoria, dies at 42
14th - George HG earl of Aberdeen, Engl Minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 76
14th - Heinrich August Marschner, composer, dies at 66
15th - Gualtiero Sanelli, composer, dies at 45
16th - Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer, dies at 71
26th - Philip St George Cocke, Confederate brig-gen, commits suicide at 52

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