Historical Events In December - 02
Saturday, 04 April 2020
0537 On December - 02 sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies
1381 John of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic on this day in history.
1409 On December - 02 the University of Leipzig opens.
1463 Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies on December - 02.
1515 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies on this day in history.
1578 On this day in history agostino Agazzari, composer
1592 Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on this day in history.
1615 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general on December - 02.
1620 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam on December - 02.
1678 On December - 02 nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
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 December - 02 pasquier Quesnel, French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85
1723 Philip, French duke of Orleans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies on this day in history.
1728 On December - 02 ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1755 The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire on December - 02.
1760 Joseph Graetz, composer on this day in history.
1763 On this day in history touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)
1763 Carl August Thielo, composer, dies at 56 on December - 02.
1774 On this day in history johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54
1777 On December - 02 british General Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4
1777 On this day in history british Gen Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4
1777 On December - 02 henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)
1790 On December - 02 austrian army occupies Brussels
1802 On this day in history english sell Suriname to Dutch
1802 On this day in history melancthon Smith Wade, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1804 On December - 02 napoleon becomes first French emperor, placing crown on his own head
1804 On this day in history napoleon Bonaparte crowned Emperor of France
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned emperor of France in Paris on December - 02.
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 December - 02.
1812 James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres on December - 02.
1813 Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy on this day in history.
1813 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer on December - 02.