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Historical Events Happened In December - 13

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1732  On this day in history jean-Claude Trial, composer  

1734  On this day in history england & Russia sign trade agreement  

1738  On this day in history gotthard Wagner, composer, dies at 59  

1740  On this day in history franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer  

1742  Willem KH Friso tests his mothers potatoes on this day in history.  

1759  1st music store in America opens (Phila) on this day in history.  

1769  On this day in history dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter  

1769  C F Gellert, writer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1770  On this day in history john Clarke-Whitfeld, composer  

1774  On this day in history first incident of the Revolution-400 attack Fort William and Mary, NH  

1774  1st incident of Revolution-400 attack Ft William & Mary, NH on this day in history.  

1774  On this day in history susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50  

1793  On this day in history johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63  

1797  On this day in history the birth of Heinrich Heine, German romantic poet and writer  

1797  Heinrich Heine, Germany, poet/lyricist (Schubert, Liszt) on this day in history.  

1810  On this day in history clark Mills, US, sculptor (Freedom, Armed Liberty)  

1812  Marianne von Martinez, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history 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  On this day in history clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882  

1818  On this day in history mary Todd Lincoln, 1st lady (1861-65)  

1819  On this day in history edwin George Monk, composer  

1823  On this day in history gioacchino Rossini arrives in London  

1833  HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin arrives in Port Deseado, Patagonia on this day in history.  

1835  Phillips Brooks, Episcopal bishop/composer (Little Town of Bethlehem) on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1853  On this day in history joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter  

1858  On this day in history jakab Gyula Major, composer  

1861  Battle of Alleghany Summit, WV on this day in history.  

1862  Battle of Fredericksburg, Va; South beats North on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 13

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1521  On this day in history birth of sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)  

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

1553  On this day in history birth of henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)  

1585  On this day in history birth of william Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)  

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)  

Famous Deaths In December - 13

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0838  Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies on this day in history.  

1048  Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

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  Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

1466  Death of Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386) on this day in history.