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Historical Events In December - 04

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

1674  Father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago on December - 04.  

1676  Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt on December - 04.  

1676  On this day in history johann Georg Ebeling, composer, dies at 39  

1680  On December - 04 hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th  

1682  First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester) on December - 04.  

1682  On this day in history 1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)  

1688  General strategist John Churchill joins with Willem III on December - 04.  

1691  On December - 04 emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania  

1708  Marianus Konigsperger, composer on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history jean-Jacques Robson, composer  

1732  On December - 04 john Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby on this day in history.  

1762  First Manifesto issued by Catherine II. It invited foreign settlers to come to Russia. This manifesto brought few results on December - 04.  

1783  On this day in history general Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, New York NY  

1783  Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC on December - 04.  

1786  On this day in history john LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]  

1791  On this day in history britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, 1st published  

1791  Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer on December - 04.  

1795  Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution) on this day in history.  

1798  On December - 04 rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt  

1798  On December - 04 luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61  

1800  On December - 04 emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)  

1803  On December - 04 augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)  

1807  On December - 04 prince Hall, activist/Masonic leader, dies in Boston  

1808  Napoleon moves into Spain in the autumn with an army of 150,000, routs the Spanish in a series of engagements in November, takes Madrid December 4, and puts his brother Joseph back on the throne on this day in history.  

1808  On this day in history ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)  

1812  Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa patents a horse-drawn mower on December - 04.  

1812  On December - 04 elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894  

1816  On this day in history james Monroe, Va elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King  

1816  James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King on December - 04.  

1818  William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army) on this day in history.  

1822  Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society on December - 04.  

1825  Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer on December - 04.  

1829  On this day in history britain abolished "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1443  Pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael was born on this day in history.  

1555  Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625) was born on this day in history.  

1580  Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626) was born on December - 04.  

1584  On this day in history birth of john Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony  

1595  Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674) was born on December - 04.  

1646  On this day in history birth of alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)  

1660  Andre Campra, composer was born on this day in history.  

1667  Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0765  Death of Jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702) on this day in history.  

0771  Karloman II, French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20 on this day in history.  

0811  Charles, eldest son of emperor Charles the Great, dies at about 39 on this day in history.  

1075  On this day in history death of archbishop Anno II of Cologne  

1123  On this day in history death of omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048)  

1137  On this day in history lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67  

1182  Henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies on December - 04.  

1214  On December - 04 death of william I of Scotland  

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