December 1825 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 US President John Adams suggests establishment of a national observatory

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • Dec 26 Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins [O.S. 14 December]
  • Dec 27 1st public railway using steam locomotive completed in England between Stockton and Darlington

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 2 Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)
  • Dec 16 Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 18 Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)
  • Dec 20 Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1888)
  • Dec 31 Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777). Reigned from 1801
  • Dec 29 Jacques-Louis David, French painter (Death of Marat), dies at 77