Historical Events In December - 02
Saturday, 23 January 2021
0537 Sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies on this day in history.
1381 On December - 02 john of Ruysbroeck, Flemish mystic
1409 On this day in history the University of Leipzig opens.
1463 On December - 02 albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies
1515 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies on this day in history.
1578 On December - 02 agostino Agazzari, composer
1592 Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46 on this day in history.
1615 On December - 02 louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon, French general
1620 On this day in history english language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
1678 On this day in history nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
1682 On December - 02 english earl of Shaftesbury flight to Amsterdam
1697 On December - 02 st Paul's Cathedral opens in London
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 this day in history.
1728 On this day in history ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
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 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54 on December - 02.
1777 On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowned Emperor of France on this day in history.
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 On December - 02 napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
1812 On this day in history james Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres
1813 On this day in history prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy
1813 On December - 02 jacob Rosenhaim, composer