What Happened in December 1824

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 1 US House of Representatives begins to decide outcome of election deadlock between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson (Adams wins)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Dec 9 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
  • Dec 16 Great North Holland Canal opens

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 5 Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1867)
  • Dec 10 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • Dec 14 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Dec 17 John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)
  • Dec 17 Manning Ferguson Force, American lawyer, judge and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1899)
  • Dec 17 Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity)
  • Dec 19 Hercules Robinson, British colonial administrator (Ceylon, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa), born in County Westmeath Ireland (d. 1897)
  • Dec 24 Peter Cornelius, composer
  • Dec 26 Augustus Louis Chetlain, American Major General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1914)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 21 James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
  • Dec 25 Barbara Krudener, mystic visionary who renounced nobility, dies at 60
  • Dec 25 Barbara Juliane, baroness von Kr├╝dener, Baltic German religious mystic, author, and Pietist Lutheran theologian, dies at 60