December 1792 in History

Events in History

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 5 George Washington re-elected as US President

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Dec 8 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
  • Dec 11 France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
  • Dec 15 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Philadelphia)
  • Dec 17 Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
  • Dec 26 During trial of French King Louis XVI court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Des├Ęze

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Lobachevsky, mathematician
  • Dec 6 Abraham J van de Aa, lexicographer (Biographic Dictionary)
  • Dec 6 King William II of the Netherlands (d. 1849)
  • Dec 12 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
  • Dec 19 [Andries] Hendrik Potgieter, Cape Colony, settled Transvaal
  • Dec 20 Nicolas Charlet, French painter (d. 1845)
  • Dec 29 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian (History of Europe)