On This Day

What Happened in December 1750

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 First school in America to offer manual training courses opens in Maryland

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, German composer, born in W├╝rzburg, Germany (d. 1817)
  • Dec 23 Frederik Augustus I of Saxony (1806-27) last Elector of Saxony, (d. 1827)
  • Dec 25 John Christmas Beckwith, British organist and composer (The First Verse of Every Psalm of David with an Ancient or Modern Chant), born in Norwich, England (d. 1809)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, German mathematician, astronomer and cartographer, dies at 73