On This Day

What Happened in December 1730

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Dec 3 Colley Cibber is appointed British Poet Laureate under King George II

Historic Event

Dec 11 Voltaire's tragedy "Brutus" premieres in Paris


Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-English physiologist (discovering photosynthesis) and personal physician of Maria Theresa, born in Breda, Staats-Brabant, Dutch Republic (d. 1799)
  • Dec 14 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • Dec 25 Philip Mazzei, Italian physician and friend of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1816)