What Happened in December 1800

Historical Events

  • Dec 12 Washington, D.C., established as the capital of the United States of America

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 France Preseren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici)
  • Dec 4 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
  • Dec 17 Gergely Czuczor, Hung/Czech poet/translator (Great Hung dictionary)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 18 Charles Goodyear, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1860)

  • Dec 21 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), (d. 1876)
  • Dec 27 John Goss, English organist and composer (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), (d. 1880)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 19 Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 27 Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (b. 1718)