What Happened in December 1795

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Historical Events

  • Dec 19 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Rowland Hill, introduced 1st adhesive postage stamp (1840)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 4 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist and historian (French Revolution), born in Ecclefechan, Scotland (d. 1881)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • Dec 8 Jacques Francois Gallay, composer
  • Dec 8 Peter Andreas Hansen, Danish astronomer (d. 1874)
  • Dec 21 Leopold von Ranke, German historian (d. 1886)
  • Dec 22 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
  • Dec 23 Philippe Vandermaelen, Flemish cartographer (Atlas Universel)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 23 Henry Clinton, British general (b. 1730)
  • Dec 28 Eugenio Espejo, Ecuadorian scientist (b. 1747)