DECEMBER 9 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1793 ~ Noah Webster established New York City‘s 1st daily newspaper, the American Minerva, on the 9th December 1793.

1834Leopold Müller the Austrian genre painter was born Leopold Carl Müller in Dresden (to Austrian parents ) on the 9th December 1834 (died 4th August 1892 aged 57). Leopold Müller was a pupil of Karl von Blaas and of Christian Ruben at the Academy in Vienna. He worked 8 years as an illustrator for the Vienna Figaro, to support his family after his father’s death. Then  continued his studies, and repeatedly visited Egypt, Italy and Hungary, where he painted a series of scenes from popular life. Leopold Müller later displayed his coloristic talent to greater advantage in oriental subjects, such as Bedouins in Camp (see image below), Arabian Money-Changers, Pilgrims to Mecca Resting, Camel Mart, Young Copt Woman (New Pinakothek, Munich). His other works include The Inundation in Vienna 1862, Old Little Matron (Vienna Museum), Last Task of the Day (Vienna Museum), and Soldiers in the Thirty Years’ War (Prague Gallery).

Sculpture bust of Leopold Carl Müller Austrian artist statue created by Victor Tilgner photo by J. Löwy
Sculpture bust of Leopold Carl Müller created by Victor Tilgner (photo by J. Löwy)
Bedouins in Camp village Beduinendorf Leopold Carl Müller 1878 watercolor painting 1800s art market street desert donkey mule
Bedouins in Camp (German: Beduinendorf) by Leopold Carl Müller 1878 watercolor painting on paper mounted on cardboard size: 18 x 26.4 cm


Leopold Carl Müller Austrian artist portrait illustration gentleman suit glasses
Leopold Carl Müller (Austrian artist)

1851 – The 1st YMCA in North America was established in Montreal, Quebec on the 9th December 1851.

1888 – Statistician Herman Hollerith installed his computing device at the United States War Department on the 9th December 1888.

1928 – Dick Van Patten the American actor was born on the 9th December 1928.

1929 – Bob Hawke the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia was born on the 9th December 1929.

1934 – Judi Dench the English actress was born on the 9th December 1934.

1941 – Beau Bridges the American actor and director was born on the 9th December 1941.

1950 ~ Joan Armatrading (MBE) the British singer-songwriter was born in Saint Kitts on the 9th December 1950. YouTube video: Joan Armatrading ~ Drop The Pilot (1983)

1953 – John Malkovich the American actor was born on the 9th December 1953.

1957 – Donny Osmond theAmerican singer-songwriter from The Osmonds was born on the 9th December 1957.

1958 – Nick Seymour the Australian bass player and songwriter from Crowded House was born on the 9th December 1958.

1960 – The 1st episode of the world’s longest-running television soap opera Coronation Street was broadcast on the 9th December 1960, in the United Kingdom.

1964 – Paul Landers the German guitarist from Rammstein was born on the 9th December 1964.

1964Larry Emdur the Australian television personality was born on the 9th December 1964.

1968 – Brian Bell the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Weezer was born on the 9th December 1968.

1979 – The eradication of the smallpox virus was certified on the 9th December 1979, making smallpox the first and only human disease driven to extinction.

1980Simon Helberg the American actor, voice actor and comedian was born in Los Angeles on the 9th December 1980. Simon Helberg is best known for his role as Howard Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory  sitcom. Simon Helberg’s verified Twitter:

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