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Historical Events In December - 18

Monday, 08 March 2021

1760  On this day in history knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)  

1774  On December - 18 jews expelled from Prague, Bohemia and Moravia by Empress Maria Theresa  

1774  On this day in history empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia  

1777  First national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender on December - 18.  

1777  On December - 18 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender  

1779  Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history") on December - 18.  

1779  On December - 18 jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68  

1783  English king George III fires govt of Portland on December - 18.  

1786  On this day in history carl Maria von Weber, Germany, romantic composer (Der Freischutz)  

1787  New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution on this day in history.  

1788  Camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer on December - 18.  

1793  On this day in history surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.  

1796  First US newspaper to appear on Sunday, Baltimore Monitor on this day in history.  

1796  1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor) on this day in history.  

1799  On December - 18 george Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon  

1803  On December - 18 william Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh)  

1803  Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet, dies at 59 on December - 18.  

1811  Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1868 on December - 18.  

1812  On this day in history wiktor Kazynski, composer  

1813  British take Fort Niagara in the War of 1812 on this day in history.  

1813  British take Ft Niagara in War of 1812 on December - 18.  

1816  On this day in history alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1871  

1819  Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija) on this day in history.  

1825  Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 on this day in history.  

1826  On this day in history charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)  

1829  On December - 18 jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French nature investigator, dies at about 85  

1831  Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1832  Charles Darwins visits Vurland on December - 18.  

1835  George Dashiell Bayard, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862 on this day in history.  

1835  On December - 18 johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82  

1837  A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP) on this day in history.  

1839  First celestial photograph (of the moon) made in US, John Draper, New York NY on this day in history.  

1839  On December - 18 1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US, John Draper, NYC  

1839  On this day in history charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1507  On this day in history birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  On this day in history birth of philipp Dulichius, composer  

1569  On December - 18 birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650) was born on December - 18.  

1610  Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist was born on December - 18.  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on this day in history.  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1633  On December - 18 birth of willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised  

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Famous Deaths In December - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0468  Death of Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita on December - 18.  

0821  On this day in history death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  On this day in history death of hildebert, French writer  

1290  Death of King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240) on December - 18.  

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on this day in history.  

1495  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on December - 18.  

1505  On this day in history death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on December - 18.  

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