On This Day

What Happened in December 1782

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMartin Van Buren

Dec 5 Martin Van Buren, 8th US President (Democrat: 1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1862)

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • Dec 26 Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)

Famous Deaths

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