On This Day

What Happened in December 1766

Historical Events

  • Dec 5 World's largest auction house - Christie's hold their first sale in their permanent saleroom in Pall Mall,London

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 12 Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (b. 1700)