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Historical Events In December - 02

Thursday, 21 January 2021

1814  Marquis de Sade, writer, dies at 74 on December - 02.  

1816  On December - 02 first savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)  

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

1821  On December - 02 rufus Barringer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895  

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

1823  On December - 02 president James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine"  

1825  On this day in history pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)  

1828  On this day in history 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  On December - 02 the opera "Die Favoritin" is produced (Paris)  

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

1845  Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West on December - 02.  

1845  On December - 02 johannes Simon Mayr, composer, dies at 82  

1846  Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier on this day in history.  

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

1848  On this day in history franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria & King of Hungary  

1851  On this day in history newly-elected French President Charles Louis Bonaparte overthrows the Second Republic.  

1852  On this day in history 2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor  

1856  Robert Kajanus, composer on this day in history.  

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

1859  On this day in history the birth of Georges Seurat, French painter  

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

1859  John Brown, US abolitionist (Harpers Ferry), hanged at 59 on December - 02.  

1860  C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England) on this day in history.  

1863  Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer on this day in history.  

1864  Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia on December - 02.  

1864  Archibald Gracie Jr, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 31 on December - 02.  

1866  On this day in history henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, black composer (Springarn Medal)  

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

1868  1st British government of Disraeli resigns on December - 02.  

1868  Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme) on December - 02.  

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

1870  Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1578  Agostino Agazzari, composer was born on December - 02.  

1678  Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) was born on this day in history.  

1694  William Shirley, Colonial Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1771) was born on December - 02.  

1703  Ferdinand Konscak, Croatian explorer (d. 1759) was born on December - 02.  

1710  Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783) was born on December - 02.  

1728  Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat was born on this day in history.  

1738  On December - 02 birth of richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)  

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  On December - 02 death of emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)  

1381  On this day in history death of john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic  

1463  Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on this day in history.  

1515  On December - 02 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 December - 02.  

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