December 1790 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 2 Austrian army occupies Brussels
  • Dec 6 The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Dec 17 Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City
  • Dec 20 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)
  • Dec 22 The supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792)

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 16 King Léopold I of Belgium (d. 1865)
  • Dec 19 William Parry, England, Arctic explorer
  • Dec 23 Jean-Francois Champollion, deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics

Deaths in History

  • Dec 12 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)