What Happened in December 1781

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 28 Comte de Rochambeau and Nicolas Luckner are the last generals to be made Marshal of France by Louis XVI before the Revolution

Military Leader Comte de Rochambeau
Military Leader
Comte de Rochambeau
King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • Dec 31 Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Charles Philippe Lafont, composer
  • Dec 11 David Brewster, Scottish physicist and inventor (kaleidoscope), born in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland (d. 1868)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 16 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, dies at 56