Historical Events In December - 04
Monday, 25 September 2023
1674 Father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago on this day in history.
1676 Battle of Lund: A Danish army under the command of King Christian V of Denmark engages the Swedish army commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt on December - 04.
1676 Johann Georg Ebeling, composer, dies at 39 on December - 04.
1680 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th on December - 04.
1682 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester) on this day in history.
1682 1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester) on this day in history.
1688 On this day in history general strategist John Churchill joins with Willem III
1691 Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania on December - 04.
1708 On this day in history marianus Konigsperger, composer
1720 On this day in history jean-Jacques Robson, composer
1732 On this day in history john Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
1745 On this day in history bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
1762 First Manifesto issued by Catherine II. It invited foreign settlers to come to Russia. This manifesto brought few results on December - 04.
1783 On December - 04 general Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, New York NY
1783 Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC on December - 04.
1786 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14] on December - 04.
1791 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, 1st published on this day in history.
1791 On December - 04 johann Gottlob Topfer, composer
1795 Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution) on December - 04.
1798 On December - 04 rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
1798 On this day in history luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61
1800 On this day in history emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
1803 On this day in history augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)
1807 Prince Hall, activist/Masonic leader, dies in Boston on December - 04.
1808 On December - 04 napoleon moves into Spain in the autumn with an army of 150,000, routs the Spanish in a series of engagements in November, takes Madrid December 4, and puts his brother Joseph back on the throne
1808 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius) on December - 04.
1812 On December - 04 peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa patents a horse-drawn mower
1812 Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894 on this day in history.
1816 On December - 04 james Monroe, Va elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King
1816 James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King on December - 04.
1818 On December - 04 william Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army)
1822 On December - 04 frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
1825 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer on this day in history.
1829 Britain abolished "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre on this day in history.