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Historical Events In December - 03

Friday, 14 May 2021

1775  On December - 03 1st official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred)  

1789  Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies on this day in history.  

1795  Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840) on December - 03.  

1797  On December - 03 francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore  

1800  France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici) on December - 03.  

1806  Henry Alexander Wise, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1876 on December - 03.  

1807  On this day in history clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies  

1809  On this day in history thomas Alfred Davies, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1899  

1818  Illinois Enters the Union as the 21st state of the USA on this day in history.  

1818  On December - 03 illinois becomes 21st state USA (Admission day)  

1822  Charles Adam Heckman, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on this day in history.  

1823  Joseph Pouteau, composer, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1826  On December - 03 edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist  

1828  Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US on December - 03.  

1829  On this day in history green Berry Raum, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1909  

1833  Oberlin College in OH, first truly coeducational college opens on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history oberlin College in Oh, 1st truly coeducational college opens  

1834  On December - 03 first US dental society organized (New York)  

1834  1st US dental society organized (NY) on this day in history.  

1835  First US mutual fire insurance company issues first policy (RI) on December - 03.  

1835  1st US mutual fire insurance company issues 1st policy (RI) on this day in history.  

1838  Cleveland Abbe, US, meteorologist (Father of Weather Bureau) on December - 03.  

1839  Frederik VI, king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71 on December - 03.  

1842  Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (Amer Home Eco Assn-1st Pres) on this day in history.  

1844  On December - 03 rC Society Apostole of Prayer forms  

1847  On December - 03 frederick Douglass publishes first issue of his newspaper " North Star"  

1847  On December - 03 frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper "North Star"  

1854  On this day in history eureka Stockade: In what is claimed by many to be the birth of Australian democracy, more than 20 goldminers at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia are killed by state troopers in an uprising over mining licences.  

1855  The Great Western Railway "branch" between Hamilton and Toronto is opened to traffic on this day in history.  

1857  The birth of Joseph Conrad, british novelist on this day in history.  

1857  On this day in history joseph Conrad, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness)  

1857  On this day in history christian D Rauch, German sculptor, dies at 80  

1862  On December - 03 jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)  

1863  Longstreet abandons his siege at Knoxville, TN on December - 03.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1368  On this day in history birth of charles VI, [the Well-Beloved], king of France (1380-1422)  

1483  Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist was born on December - 03.  

1560  On December - 03 birth of jan Gruter, Dutch critic (d. 1627)  

1576  Marsilio Casentini, composer was born on this day in history.  

1668  Casimir Schweizelsperg, composer was born on December - 03.  

1684  On December - 03 birth of ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)  

1729  Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler, Olot Spain, composer (Fandango) was born on this day in history.  

1750  Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer was born on December - 03.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0450  On this day in history petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies  

1137  Lotharius III, of Supplinburg, Roman-Ger emperor (1133-37), dies at 67 on December - 03.  

1154  Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies on December - 03.  

1265  On this day in history death of odofredus, Italian jurist  

1463  On December - 03 louis Chalon, prince of Orange, dies  

1469  On this day in history piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at about 53  

1491  On this day in history thomas Basin, French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies  

1533  On December - 03 vasili III, great prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54  

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