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Historical Events In December - 02

Sunday, 18 April 2021

1814  Marquis de Sade, writer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1816  On this day in history first savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)  

1816  1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society) on December - 02.  

1821  Rufus Barringer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895 on December - 02.  

1822  In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US on this day in history.  

1823  President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine" on December - 02.  

1825  On December - 02 pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)  

1828  On December - 02 simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39  

1831  On December - 02 traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer, dies at 56  

1837  Charles Garrison Harker, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 on December - 02.  

1840  The opera "Die Favoritin" is produced (Paris) on December - 02.  

1840  On December - 02 gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita," premieres in Paris  

1845  On this day in history manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West.  

1845  On this day in history johannes Simon Mayr, composer, dies at 82  

1846  On December - 02 pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier  

1848  Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria and King of Hungary on December - 02.  

1848  Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria & King of Hungary on December - 02.  

1851  On December - 02 newly-elected French President Charles Louis Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.  

1852  On December - 02 2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor  

1856  Robert Kajanus, composer on December - 02.  

1859  Abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his part in a raid on Harper's Ferry, WV on this day in history.  

1859  The birth of Georges Seurat, French painter on this day in history.  

1859  Georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte) on this day in history.  

1859  On December - 02 john Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59  

1860  C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England) on December - 02.  

1863  Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia  

1864  On this day in history archibald Gracie Jr, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 31  

1866  Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, black composer (Springarn Medal) on December - 02.  

1867  On December - 02 in a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.  

1868  On December - 02 1st British government of Disraeli resigns  

1868  Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme) on this day in history.  

1869  On December - 02 jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)  

1870  Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor on December - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1578  On December - 02 birth of agostino Agazzari, composer  

1678  Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) was born on December - 02.  

1694  On this day in history birth of william Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771)  

1703  On this day in history birth of ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759)  

1710  On December - 02 birth of bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)  

1728  Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat was born on December - 02.  

1738  Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  

1754  On December - 02 birth of william Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0537  On this day in history sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies  

1348  Death of Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297) on this day in history.  

1381  On December - 02 death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic  

1463  Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on December - 02.  

1515  On this day in history gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies  

1552  On December - 02 death of francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)  

1592  On December - 02 alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46  

1615  Death of Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general on this day in history.  

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