College of Arts and Sciences

Department of History

December

  1. Portugal separates from Spain, 1640.
    Lady Astor is first woman member of the House of Commons, 1919.
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte crowned Emperor by the Pope, 1804.
  3. Joseph Conrad born, 1857.
    Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs first heart transplant operation, 1967.
  4. Council of Trent ended, 1563.
    Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu died, 1642.
  5. Marshal Pilsudski born, 1867.
    Wolfgang Mozart died, 1791.
  6. Irish Free State established, 1921.
  7. Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941.
  8. Quintus Haratius Flaccus Horace born, 65 B.C.
    First Vatican Council opened, 1869.
  9. Publication of Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854.
    Separation of church and state in France, 1905.
  10. Aswan Dam opened, 1902.
    King Edward VIII of England abdicates to marry Mrs. Simpson, 1936.
  11. Louis Napoleon elected President of Second Republic of France, 1848.
  12. Father Flanagan establishes Boys Town in Omaha, NE, 1917.
    Gustav Flaubert born, 1821.
  13. Council of Trent began, 1545.
  14. Roald Amundsen reaches South Pole, 1911.
    Women first voted in British general election, 1918.
  15. Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin murdered, 1916.
  16. Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, 1653.
    Ludwig van Beethoven born, 1770.
  17. Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, 1903.
  18. The Great Protestation of the House of Commons, 1621.
    Antonio Stradivarius died, 1737.
  19. King Philip V of Spain born, 1683.
  20. Peter the Great reforms the Russian calendar, 1699.
  21. Richard the Lion-Hearted captured by Leopold of Austria, 1192.
    Charles De Gaulle elected President of Fifth French Republic, 1958.
  22. St. Francis Xavier died, 1552.
    Mayflower landed, 1620.
  23. Murder of Henry, Duke of Guise, 1588.
  24. St. Ignatius Loyola born, 1491.
    Treaty of Ghent, 1814.
  25. (Charles the Great) Charlemagne crowned first Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Leo III, 800.
  26. Decembrist uprising in Russia, 1825.
    Mao Tse-Tung born, 1893.
  27. Johannes Kepler born, 1571.
    Louis Pasteur born, 1822.
  28. Woodrow Wilson born, 1856.
  29. Murder of St. Thomas a Becket, 1170.
  30. Rudyard Kipling born, 1865.
    Sun Yat-sen elected president of China, 1911.
  31. Jacques Cartier, explorer, born, 1491.

 

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