On This Day

What Happened in December 1763

Historical Events

  • Dec 2 Touro shul of Newport, Rhode Island dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 23 John Davy, English composer, born at Creedy Bridge, Devon (d. 1824)
  • Dec 25 Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)
  • Dec 28 John Molson, founded Montreal brewery (Molsons)
  • Dec 31 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral, born in Valensole, France (d. 1806)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Carl August Thielo, composer, dies at 56