On This Day

What Happened in December 1772

Historical Events

  • Dec 22 Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 7 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, Bohemian aristocrat and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1816)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 12 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, German composer and violinist, dies at 41
  • Dec 28 Ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82