On December 1, 1770, Father Francis Maleve, who succeeded Father John Dubois as rector of St. John The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Frederick in 1811, was born in Russia. During his term at St. John’s, he oversaw the construction of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church on Carrollton Manor. He died October 3, 1822.
On December 1, 1831, the first train arrived in Frederick at the depot on South Carroll Street which, when it was torn down in 1911, was the oldest in the world. The first train to arrive here was horse drawn.
On December 1, 1939, H. Dorsey Etchison, a member of one of Frederick's most prominent families and a local attorney, died at age 72.