On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1816

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

James Monroe is elected to become the 5th President of the United States, defeating Rufus King of the Federalist Party

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe

1816 Highlights

About December 4, 1816

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 204 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius