On This Day

What Happened in December 1725

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestGeorge Mason

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

American Statesman George Mason
American Statesman
George Mason
  • 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