On This Day

What Happened in December 1728

Historical Events

  • Dec 17 Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 2 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist (Della Moneta), born in Chieti, Italy (d. 1787)
  • Dec 8 Johann Georg von Zimmermann, Swiss philosophical author and physician, born in Brugg, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1795)
  • Dec 9 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian opera composer, born in Massa, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1804)
  • Dec 21 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, German composer, born in Stralsund, Germany (d. 1778)
  • Dec 22 Charles Frederick, Margrave, Elector and later Grand Duke of Baden, born in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany (d. 1811)
  • Dec 25 Johann Adam Hiller, German composer, born in Wendisch-Ossig, Saxony (d. 1804)