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Historical Events In December - 04

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1674  On this day in history father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago  

1676  On this day in history 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.  

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

1680  Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th on this day in history.  

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

1682  1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester) on December - 04.  

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

1691  Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania on this day in history.  

1708  Marianus Konigsperger, composer on December - 04.  

1720  Jean-Jacques Robson, composer on this day in history.  

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

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby  

1762  On this day in history first Manifesto issued by Catherine II. It invited foreign settlers to come to Russia. This manifesto brought few results.  

1783  General Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, New York NY on December - 04.  

1783  On December - 04 gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC  

1786  John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14] on December - 04.  

1791  On December - 04 britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, 1st published  

1791  On December - 04 johann Gottlob Topfer, composer  

1795  Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution) on December - 04.  

1798  Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt on this day in history.  

1798  On this day in history luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61  

1800  On this day in history emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)  

1803  Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane) on December - 04.  

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 December - 04.  

1808  Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius) on December - 04.  

1812  Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa patents a horse-drawn mower on this day in history.  

1812  Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894 on this day in history.  

1816  On December - 04 james Monroe, Va elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King  

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

1818  William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army) on December - 04.  

1822  On this day in history frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society  

1825  On December - 04 hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer  

1829  Britain abolished "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre on December - 04.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1443  On this day in history birth of pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael  

1555  On this day in history birth of heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)  

1580  Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626) was born on this day in history.  

1584  John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony was born on this day in history.  

1595  On December - 04 birth of jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)  

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

1660  Andre Campra, composer was born on December - 04.  

1667  Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer was born on December - 04.  

Famous Deaths In December - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0765  On this day in history death of jafar Sadiq, Shia Imam (b. 702)  

0771  On December - 04 karloman II, French king of Burgundy, dies at about 20  

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  Death of Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048) on this day in history.  

1137  On December - 04 lotharius III of Supplinburg, emperor (1125, 33-37), dies at 67  

1182  On this day in history henry, earl of Gelre/Zutphen (1141/79-82), dies  

1214  Death of William I of Scotland on December - 04.  

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