On This Day

What Happened in December 1786

Historical Events

  • Dec 29 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 4 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
  • Dec 5 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader, born in The Grange, Hampshire (d. 1860)
  • Dec 12 William L. Marcy, American statesman, born in Southbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1857)
  • Dec 20 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1853)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 26 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist, dies at 73