What Happened In December 1865 In History
Historical Events for December, 1865
- 1st » Shaw University, the first historically black university in the southern United States, is founded in Raleigh, North Carolina.
- 5th » Chincha Islands War: Peru allies with Chile against Spain.
- 6th » The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, banning slavery.
- 17th » First performance of the Symphony No. 8 (Schubert) or Unfinished Symphony by Franz Schubert.
- 24th » The Ku Klux Klan is formed.
Famous Birthdays on December in 1865
- 2nd » Louis Zutter, Swiss gymnast (d. 1946)
- 8th » Rüdiger von der Goltz, German general (d. 1946)
- 8th » Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician and academic (d. 1963)
- 8th » Jean Sibelius, Finnish pianist and composer (d. 1957)
- 16th » Olavo Bilac, Brazilian journalist and poet (d. 1918)
- 19th » Minnie Maddern Fiske, American actress and playwright (d. 1932)
- 20th » Elsie de Wolfe, American actress and interior decorator (d. 1950)
- 22nd » Charles Sands, American golfer and tennis player (d. 1945)
- 25th » Evangeline Booth, English 4th General of the Salvation Army (d. 1950)
- 30th » Rudyard Kipling, English author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature called Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)
Famous Deaths for December 1865
- 1st » Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich, Swiss pastor, poet, and educator (b. 1796)
- 10th » Leopold I of Belgium (b. 1790)
- 14th » Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist and mineralogist (b. 1794)
- 24th » Charles Lock Eastlake, English painter and historian (b. 1793)
Year 1865 events in history for the month of December
Historical events for the year 1865 by month