December 1824 in History

Events in History

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 1 US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Dec 9 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • Dec 16 Great North Holland Canal opens

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 5 Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1867)
  • Dec 10 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • Dec 14 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Dec 17 John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)
  • Dec 17 Manning Ferguson Force, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 17 Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity)
  • Dec 19 Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
  • Dec 26 Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 21 James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
  • Dec 25 Barbara Krudener, mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60