Historical Events In December - 02
Thursday, 21 March 2019
0537 Sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies on this day in history.
1381 John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic on this day in history.
1409 On December - 02 the University of Leipzig opens.
1463 On this day in history albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies
1515 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies on December - 02.
1578 On December - 02 agostino Agazzari, composer
1592 On December - 02 alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46
1615 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general on December - 02.
1620 On December - 02 english language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
1678 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) on this day in history.
1682 On this day in history english earl of Shaftesbury flight to Amsterdam
1697 St Paul's Cathedral opens in London on December - 02.
1719 On this day in history pasquier Quesnel, French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85
1723 Philip, French duke of Orleans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies on December - 02.
1728 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat on this day in history.
1755 On this day in history the second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire.
1760 On December - 02 joseph Graetz, composer
1763 On December - 02 touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)
1763 Carl August Thielo, composer, dies at 56 on December - 02.
1774 On December - 02 johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54
1777 British General Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4 on this day in history.
1777 British Gen Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4 on December - 02.
1777 On December - 02 henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)
1790 Austrian army occupies Brussels on this day in history.
1802 On December - 02 english sell Suriname to Dutch
1802 Melancthon Smith Wade, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868 on December - 02.
1804 Napoleon becomes first French emperor, placing crown on his own head on December - 02.
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowned Emperor of France on December - 02.
1804 On December - 02 napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris
1805 The Battle of Austerlitz gives Napoleon a resounding victory over combined Austrian and Russian forces on December - 02.
1805 Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz on this day in history.
1812 James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres on this day in history.
1813 Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy on December - 02.
1813 On December - 02 jacob Rosenhaim, composer