Historical Events In December - 15
Thursday, 05 August 2021
1675 John Vermeer, Dutch painter (Love Letter), dies at 43 on this day in history.
1680 Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal on this day in history.
1688 On December - 15 lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25]
1688 Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/Neth grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54 on this day in history.
1699 On this day in history henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63
1712 Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67 on this day in history.
1715 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73 on December - 15.
1720 On this day in history j F Beck, writer
1734 The birth of George Romney, English portrait painter on this day in history.
1735 Cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer on December - 15.
1745 Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria on December - 15.
1765 On this day in history philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer
1778 Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies) on December - 15.
1779 On December - 15 manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62
1785 On December - 15 king George IV of England marries his mistress, Maria Fitzherbert.
1787 Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic on December - 15.
1791 On this day in history the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution) becomes law, following ratification by the state of Virginia.
1791 On this day in history 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
1792 On this day in history the first US life insurance policy is issued in Philadelphia
1792 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila) on this day in history.
1792 On this day in history joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36
1793 Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy) on this day in history.
1794 Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France on December - 15.
1802 Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry) on this day in history.
1803 On December - 15 august Freyer, composer
1810 On this day in history irish magazine in US, the Shamrock, is firstpublished
1810 On this day in history 1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published
1812 On this day in history isidor Dannstrom, composer
1815 On this day in history rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia
1816 On December - 15 charles Stanhope, a British earl, invented two early mechanical calculators, as well as a printing press, a microscope lens, and various other scientific devices.
1816 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 44 on December - 15.
1817 On this day in history maria Walewska [Leszczinska], lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies
1820 On December - 15 1st General pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston
1821 On December - 15 auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer