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 This day in History - December 5
353 Historic Events for December 5
1885

Dirk H W Filarski, Dutch painter/lithographer (Bergense School)

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1886

Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)

Birth
1886

Peter Hofstede de Groot, Dutch reformed theologist, dies at 84

Death
1887

Stanley's expedition reaches plateau at Lake Albert Congo

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1888

Askell Snorrason, composer

Birth
1890

Fritz Lang, Germany, director (M, Metropolis)

Birth
1890

Berlioz' opera "Les Troyens," premieres in Karlsruhe

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1891

JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies

Death
1892

Anti-semite Hermann Ahlwardt elected to Germany's Reichstag

Event
1892

Cyril Ring, MA, actor (Body and Soul)

Birth
1893

1st electric car (built in Toronto) could go 15 miles between charges

Event
1894

Georges Feydeaus' "L'h“tel du libre ‚change," premieres in Paris

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1895

Henri‰tte H Bosmans, Dutch cellist/pianist/composer

Birth
1896

(Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot, author

Birth
1896

Willem F M Lampe, Dutch ambassador of the Dutch Antilles

Birth
1896

Henrik Ibsen's "Kejsor og Galileer," premieres in Leipzig

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1899

Sonny Boy Williamson, [Aleck Miller], blues player

Birth
1901

Grace Moore, US, soprano (One Night to Live)

Birth
1901

Hanns Jelinek, composer

Birth
1901

Walter Elias Disney, Chicago, animator (Mickey Mouse)

Birth
1901

Werner Heisenberg, German physicist/discovered uncertainty (Nobel 32)

Birth
1902

Henry Stephen Cutler, composer, dies at 78

Death
1902

[Steve James] Strom Thurmond, (Sen-D/R-SC)

Birth
1903

Cecil Frank Powell, England, physicist, discovered pion (Nobel 1950)

Birth
1905

Otto Preminger, Austria, director/producer (Laura, Exodus)

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