What Happened in December 1719

Historical Events

  • Dec 11 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)
  • Dec 18 Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children" in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 24 Johann Christoph Altnikol, German organist, bass singer, composer, and J.S. Bach's son-in-law and copyist, born in Berna bei Seidenberg, Oberlausitz (now Sulik√≥w, Poland) (d. 1759)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Pasquier Quesnel, French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85
  • Dec 16 Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, Dutch theologist (anti-jansenism), dies at 78