What Happened in December 1808

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 7 James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 4 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)
  • Dec 6 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future)
  • Dec 6 Johann Christian Gebauer, composer
  • Dec 7 Hugh McCulloch, US Treasury Secretary (1884-85, 85-69), born in Kennebunk, Maine (d. 1895)
  • Dec 20 Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1887)
  • Dec 22 Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)
  • Dec 23 Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
  • Dec 25 Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1890)
  • Dec 26 Albert Grisar, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 29 Andrew Johnson, 17th US President (Unionist: 1865-69), born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1975)

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Dec 29 Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Anton Fischer, composer, dies at 30