What Happened in December 1784

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 John Jay becomes 1st US Secretary of State (foreign affairs)

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer
  • Dec 7 Allan Cunningham, British poet (d. 1842)
  • Dec 13 Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864)
  • Dec 14 Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Asturias (d. 1806)
  • Dec 19 Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)
  • Dec 24 Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)
  • Dec 30 Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 5 Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

  • Dec 13 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709)
  • Dec 25 Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)
  • Dec 26 Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (b. 1743)
  • Dec 26 Otto Friedrich Müller, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms, dies at 54