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Historical Events In December - 18

Monday, 04 July 2022

1760  Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten) on December - 18.  

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

1774  On December - 18 empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia & Moravia  

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

1777  1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1786  On December - 18 carl Maria von Weber, Germany, romantic composer (Der Freischutz)  

1787  On this day in history new Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution  

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

1793  On December - 18 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  On this day in history 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)  

1799  On this day in history george Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon  

1803  On this day in history william Allen, (Rep/Gov-Oh)  

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  British take Fort Niagara in the War of 1812 on December - 18.  

1813  On December - 18 british take Ft Niagara in War of 1812  

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

1819  On this day in history yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)  

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

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  On December - 18 willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literary (My Relief), dies at 75  

1832  On this day in history charles Darwins visits Vurland  

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

1835  Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer, dies at 82 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1839  Charles-Henri Plantade, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

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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 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 December - 18 birth of charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist  

1620  On December - 18 birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

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

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

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

1133  Death of Hildebert, French writer on this day in history.  

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  Death of King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448) on this day in history.  

1505  Death of John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed on December - 18.  

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

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