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Historical Events In December - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

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  On December - 18 first national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender  

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

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

1779  On this day in history jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68  

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  New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution on December - 18.  

1788  On December - 18 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 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  George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon on this day in history.  

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

1812  On December - 18 wiktor Kazynski, composer  

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

1832  Charles Darwins visits Vurland on this day in history.  

1835  On this day in history 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 December - 18.  

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

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  Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551) was born on December - 18.  

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

1569  Jakob Hassler, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1620  On this day in history birth of heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)  

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

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  On December - 18 death of huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita  

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

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

1290  On December - 18 death of king Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)  

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

1495  On this day in history death of king Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)  

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

1565  On December - 18 benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L'Ercolano), dies at 62  

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