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 This day in History - December 1
438 Historic Events for December 1
1835

Micah Jenkins, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

Birth
1835

Hans Christian Andersen published his 1st book of fairy tales

Event
1842

Philip Spencer, 1st US naval officer condemned for mutiny, hanged

Death
1843

1st chartered mutual life insurance company opens

Event
1844

Alfred Cellier, composer

Birth
1844

Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland

Birth
1847

Agathe Grondahl, composer

Birth
1850

Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer

Birth
1852

Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands

Event
1864

Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA

Event
1864

Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia

Event
1865

Constant van Crombrugghe, Flemish monastery founder, dies at 76

Death
1868

John D Rockefeller begins anti oil war

Event
1871

Archie MacLaren, cricketer (424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895)

Birth
1873

Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck, premier of Neth (1918-25, 29-33)

Birth
1874

Dominicus Johner, composer

Birth
1876

Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje)

Birth
1878

Arthur B Spingarn, US NAACP-chairman (1940-65)

Birth
1878

1st White House telephone installed

Event
1883

Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer

Birth
1884

Karl Schmidt[-Rottluff], German painter/sculptor (BrĀcke)

Birth
1884

Torben Myer, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Girl Who Came Back)

Birth
1885

Guy de Lioncourt, composer

Birth
1886

Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (Fugitives and Constants)

Birth
1886

Jack Crawford, cricketer (England all-rounder in 12 Tests 1905-08)

Birth