On This Day

What Happened in December 1760

Historical Events

  • Dec 25 Jupiter Hammon, an African American slave, composes poetry broadside "An Evening Thought" (1st poetry published by an African American 1761)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 2 Joseph Graetz, German composer (d. 1826)
  • Dec 2 John Breckinridge, American lawyer (5th United States Attorney General) and politician (U.S. Senator from Kentucky), born in Augusta County, Virginia (d. 1806)
  • Dec 18 Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 14 Kacic Miosic, Croatian poet (Razgovar Ugodni Naroda Slovinskoga), dies at 56