What Happened in December 1784

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 John Jay becomes acting US Secretary of State (1789-990)

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer
  • Dec 7 Allan Cunningham, British poet (d. 1842)
  • Dec 13 Archduke Louis of Austria (d. 1864)
  • Dec 14 Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Princess of Asturias (d. 1806)
  • Dec 19 Marcus Morton, 16th and 18th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1864)
  • Dec 24 Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)
  • Dec 30 Dorothea von Benckendorff, Baltic monarch of Lieven

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 5 Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31

  • Dec 13 Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709)
  • Dec 25 Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)
  • Dec 26 Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (b. 1743)
  • Dec 26 Otto Friedrich Müller, Danish Naturalist who was a pioneer in the study of microorganisms, dies at 54