On This Day

What Happened in December 1780

Historical Events

  • Dec 20 Britain declares war on Holland

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 14 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German-Russian diplomat, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1862)
  • Dec 23 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
  • Dec 26 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 14 US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 26 John Fothergill, English physician, dies at 68