What Happened in December 1774

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dec 13 Paul Revere and Wentworth Cheswell ride to warn Portsmouth of the approach of British warships

  • Dec 14 First incident of American Revolution - 400 New Hampshire militiamen successfully attack Fort William and Mary
  • Dec 18 Empress Maria Theresa expels Jews from Prague, Bohemia and Moravia

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 20 Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, French composer & guitarist, born in Paris, France (d. 1846)
  • Dec 30 Pieter G Witsen Geysbeek, Dutch historian/literary [or Dec 31]

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court) composer and organist, dies at 54
  • Dec 13 Susanne K von Klettenberg, German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50
  • Dec 16 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80