On This Day

What Happened in December 1754

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 2 William Cooper, American judge and developer (founded Cooperstown, New York), born in Smithfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1809)
  • Dec 7 Jack Jouett, American politician and patriot (warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack), born in Albemarle County, Virginia (d. 1822)
  • Dec 9 Etienne Ozi, French composer and bassoonist, born in Nimes (d. 1813)
  • Dec 24 George Crabbe, English poet (Everlasting Mercy), born in Aldeburgh, England (d. 1832)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 12 Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)
  • Dec 14 Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman Empire (1730-54) who fought Austria & Russia, dies at 58