Historical Events In December - 02
Friday, 24 January 2020
0537 On December - 02 sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies
1381 On December - 02 john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic
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 Agostino Agazzari, composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1620 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam on December - 02.
1678 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer) on December - 02.
1682 On December - 02 english earl of Shaftesbury flight to Amsterdam
1697 On December - 02 st Paul's Cathedral opens in London
1719 Pasquier Quesnel, French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1723 On December - 02 philip, French duke of Orleans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies
1728 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat on December - 02.
1755 The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire on this day in history.
1760 Joseph Graetz, composer on December - 02.
1763 Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue) on this day in history.
1763 On this day in history carl August Thielo, composer, dies at 56
1774 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54 on this day in history.
1777 On December - 02 british General Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4
1777 British Gen Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4 on this day in history.
1777 On December - 02 henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)
1790 On December - 02 austrian army occupies Brussels
1802 English sell Suriname to Dutch on this day in history.
1802 Melancthon Smith Wade, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868 on this day in history.
1804 Napoleon becomes first French emperor, placing crown on his own head on December - 02.
1804 On December - 02 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 this day in history.
1805 Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz on this day in history.
1812 On this day in history james Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres
1813 On December - 02 prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy
1813 On December - 02 jacob Rosenhaim, composer