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Historical Events In December - 18

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

1760  On December - 18 knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)  

1774  Jews expelled from Prague, Bohemia and Moravia by Empress Maria Theresa on this day in history.  

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

1777  First national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender on this day in history.  

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

1779  Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist ("greatest clown in history") on this day in history.  

1779  Jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68 on December - 18.  

1783  English king George III fires govt of Portland on this day in history.  

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 December - 18.  

1788  On this day in history camille Pleyel, Austria, piano builder/composer  

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

1796  First US newspaper to appear on Sunday, Baltimore Monitor on December - 18.  

1796  1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor) on December - 18.  

1799  George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon on December - 18.  

1803  William Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh) on December - 18.  

1803  Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

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

1812  Wiktor Kazynski, composer on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history british take Fort Niagara in the War of 1812  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history charles Darwins visits Vurland  

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

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

1837  A Adolf Daens, Belgian priest/Dutch party founder (CVP) on December - 18.  

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

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

1839  On December - 18 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 December - 18 birth of Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)  

1562  Philipp Dulichius, composer was born on December - 18.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1633  Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised was born on December - 18.  

1633  Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised was born on December - 18.  

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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  Death of Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans on December - 18.  

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on December - 18.  

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

1442  Death of Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371) on December - 18.  

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

1505  On December - 18 death of john IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed  

1565  On this day in history benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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