What Happened in December 1789

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 8 John Fawcett, English composer (d. 1867)
  • Dec 14 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1831)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 3 Claude-Joseph Vernet, French seascape painter, dies
  • Dec 12 John Ponsonby, Irish politician, dies at 76
  • Dec 23 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French', dies at 77