Historical Events In December - 15
Thursday, 26 May 2022
1675 John Vermeer, Dutch painter (Love Letter), dies at 43 on December - 15.
1680 Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal on this day in history.
1688 Lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25] on December - 15.
1688 Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/Neth grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54 on this day in history.
1699 Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63 on December - 15.
1712 On this day in history sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67
1715 On this day in history george Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
1720 On this day in history j F Beck, writer
1734 On this day in history the birth of George Romney, English portrait painter
1735 On December - 15 cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer
1745 On this day in history battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria
1765 On December - 15 philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer
1778 On this day in history godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies)
1779 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62 on this day in history.
1785 On December - 15 king George IV of England marries his mistress, Maria Fitzherbert.
1787 On this day in history charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
1791 The Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution) becomes law, following ratification by the state of Virginia on this day in history.
1791 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania on this day in history.
1792 On this day in history the first US life insurance policy is issued in Philadelphia
1792 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila) on December - 15.
1792 Joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36 on December - 15.
1793 Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy) on December - 15.
1794 On December - 15 revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France
1802 On December - 15 janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
1803 August Freyer, composer on December - 15.
1810 On December - 15 irish magazine in US, the Shamrock, is firstpublished
1810 1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published on this day in history.
1812 On December - 15 isidor Dannstrom, composer
1815 Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia on this day in history.
1816 On this day in history charles Stanhope, a British earl, invented two early mechanical calculators, as well as a printing press, a microscope lens, and various other scientific devices.
1816 On this day in history joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 44
1817 Maria Walewska [Leszczinska], lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies on December - 15.
1820 1st General pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston on this day in history.
1821 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer on this day in history.