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Historical Events In December - 18

Monday, 21 September 2020

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

1774  On this day in history jews expelled from Prague, Bohemia and Moravia by Empress Maria Theresa  

1774  Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia on this day in history.  

1777  On this day in history first national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender  

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

1779  On this day in history joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history")  

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

1783  On December - 18 english king George III fires govt of Portland  

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

1787  On December - 18 new Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution  

1788  Camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer on this day in history.  

1793  Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck on December - 18.  

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  William Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh) on this day in history.  

1803  On this day in history johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet, dies at 59  

1811  On December - 18 alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1868  

1812  On December - 18 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 this day in history.  

1816  On December - 18 alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1871  

1819  Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija) on December - 18.  

1825  On this day in history charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867  

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

1829  Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French nature investigator, dies at about 85 on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75  

1832  On this day in history charles Darwins visits Vurland  

1835  On December - 18 george Dashiell Bayard, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862  

1835  Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82 on December - 18.  

1837  On December - 18 a Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP)  

1839  First celestial photograph (of the moon) made in US, John Draper, New York NY on December - 18.  

1839  1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US, John Draper, NYC on this day in history.  

1839  Charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75 on December - 18.  

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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  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on this day in history.  

1569  On this day in history birth of jakob Hassler, composer  

1602  On this day in history birth of simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian and politician (d. 1650)  

1610  On this day in history birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668) was born on December - 18.  

1633  On December - 18 birth of adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised  

1633  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

0821  On December - 18 death of theodulf, Bishop of Orléans  

1133  On December - 18 death of hildebert, French writer  

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

1442  On December - 18 death of pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)  

1495  On December - 18 death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on this day in history.  

1565  Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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