On This Day

What Happened in December 1800

Historical Events

  • Dec 12 Washington, D.C., established as the capital of the United States of America

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 France Prešeren, Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici), born in Vrba, Carniola, Habsburg Monarchy (d. 1849)
  • Dec 4 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician and poet (Ritornellen), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1831)
  • Dec 17 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian-Czech poet and translator (Great Hung dictionary), born in Andód (d. 1866)
  • Dec 21 Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), (d. 1876)
  • Dec 23 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, Italian classical guitarist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1878)
  • Dec 27 John Goss, English organist and composer (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), (d. 1880)

Person of interestCharles Goodyear

Dec 29 Charles Goodyear, US chemist and manufacturing engineer (vulcanized rubber), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1860)

Chemist and Inventor Charles Goodyear
Chemist and Inventor
Charles Goodyear

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 19 Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 27 Hugh Blair, Scottish preacher and man of letters (b. 1718)