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Historical Events In December - 02

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1814  On this day in history marquis de Sade, writer, dies at 74  

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 this day in history.  

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

1822  On December - 02 in San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US  

1823  On this day in history president James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine"  

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

1828  Simon Paap, Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

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

1837  Charles Garrison Harker, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864 on this day in history.  

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

1840  Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

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

1845  Johannes Simon Mayr, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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  Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria & King of Hungary on this day in history.  

1851  On December - 02 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 December - 02 abolitionist John Brown is hanged for his part in a raid on Harper's Ferry, WV.  

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

1859  On December - 02 georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte)  

1859  On this day in history 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 December - 02.  

1864  On December - 02 skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia  

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

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  On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

1678  On December - 02 birth of nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1738  Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775) was born on December - 02.  

1754  William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809) was born on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history death of emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)  

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

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

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 this day in history alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46  

1615  On this day in history death of louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general  

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