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Historical Events For December - 13

Thursday, 23 March 2017

1732  Jean-Claude Trial, composer on this day in history.  

1734  England & Russia sign trade agreement on this day in history.  

1738  Gotthard Wagner, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1740  Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer on this day in history.  

1742  On December - 13 willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes  

1759  1st music store in America opens (Phila) on December - 13.  

1769  Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter on this day in history.  

1769  On December - 13 c F Gellert, writer, dies at 54  

1770  John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer on December - 13.  

1774  First incident of the Revolution-400 attack Fort William and Mary, NH on December - 13.  

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1774  1st incident of Revolution-400 attack Ft William & Mary, NH on December - 13.  

1774  Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50 on December - 13.  

1793  Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63 on December - 13.  

1797  On December - 13 the birth of Heinrich Heine, German romantic poet and writer  

1797  On this day in history heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt)  

1810  On December - 13 clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)  

1812  Marianne von Martinez, composer, dies at 68 on December - 13.  

1814  On December - 13 charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belg fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79  

1816  Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston on this day in history.  

1816  Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882 on December - 13.  

1818  On December - 13 mary Todd Lincoln, 1st lady (1861-65)  

1819  On this day in history edwin George Monk, composer  

1823  Gioacchino Rossini arrives in London on December - 13.  

1833  On this day in history hMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagonia  

1835  On this day in history phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem)  

1838  On this day in history marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer  

1843  On this day in history "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold  

1843  On this day in history george Stephanescu, composer  

1847  Emily Bronte, under the pseudonym 'Ellis Bell', publishes 'Wuthering Heights' on this day in history.  

1850  G F Grace, cricketer (brother of W G ) on December - 13.  

1853  Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter on December - 13.  

1858  On December - 13 jakab Gyula Major, composer  

1861  Battle of Alleghany Summit, WV on December - 13.  

1862  On December - 13 battle of Fredericksburg, Va; South beats North  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1521  Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90) was born on this day in history.  

1533  Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69) was born on this day in history.  

1553  On December - 13 birth of henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)  

1585  William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649) was born on this day in history.  

1640  Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696) was born on this day in history.  

1662  On this day in history birth of francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)  

1678  On this day in history birth of yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)  

1720  On this day in history birth of carlo Gozzi, Italian dramatist (d. 1804)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0838  On December - 13 pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies  

1048  On this day in history al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74  

1124  Callistus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies on this day in history.  

1126  On this day in history hendrik IX, the Black, Duke of Bayern (1120-26), dies  

1204  On this day in history maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69  

1250  On December - 13 frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55  

1404  Albrecht, duke of Bavaria, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1466  Death of Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386) on December - 13.  

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