December 1787 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 6 Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor
  • Dec 7 Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify the US constitution

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Dec 12 Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution

  • Dec 18 New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify US constitution

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 9 John Dobson, English architect (d. 1865)
  • Dec 10 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, pioneer of educating the deaf, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 14 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816)
  • Dec 15 Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
  • Dec 16 Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
  • Dec 22 Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar
  • Dec 28 Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Curacao

Deaths in History

  • Dec 18 Soame Jenyns, English writer (b. 1704)