On This Day

What Happened in December 1745

Historical Events

  • Dec 4 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby

Famous Birthdays

John Jay

Dec 12 John Jay, US statesman and 1st US Chief Justice, born in NYC, New York (d. 1829)

  • Dec 24 Benjamin Rush, American physician & politician (signed the Declaration of Independence), born in Byberry, Philadelphia (d. 1813)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • Dec 8 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)
  • Dec 22 Jan Dismas Zelenka, Bohemian composer, dies at 66