Historical Events in December 1799

  • Dec 10 Metric system adopted in France, first country to do so

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Dec 18 George Washington's body interred at Mount Vernon

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

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Dec 24 Jacobin plot against Napoleon uncovered

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Dec 26 George Washington is eulogized by Colonel Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen"