On This Day

What Happened in December 1725

Famous Birthdays

George Mason

Dec 11 George Mason, American statesman (Bill of Rights), born in Fairfax County, Colony of Virginia (d. 1792)

  • Dec 18 Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (d. 1791)
  • Dec 25 Esteban Salas y Castro, Cuban composer, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 7 Florent Carton Dancourt, French dramatist and actor (Le Chevalier à la mode), dies at 64