What Happened in December 1782

Historical Events

  • Dec 14 Charleston, South Carolina evacuated by the British
  • Dec 29 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston

Famous Birthdays

Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren (1782-1862)

Dec 5 8th President of the United States (Democrat: 1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York

  • Dec 26 Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 27 Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish philosopher (b. 1697)