December 1798 in History

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Events in History

  • Dec 4 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
  • Dec 5 Dutch troops occupy Hasselt
  • Dec 14 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine
  • Dec 17 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins
  • Dec 24 Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 4 Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (d. 1881)
  • Dec 24 Adam B Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet (Pan Tadeusz)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 4 Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61
  • Dec 9 Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (b. 1729)
  • Dec 20 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72