On This Day

Historical Events in December 1792

Election of Interest

Dec 5 George Washington re-elected as US President

  • Dec 8 1st cremation in US: Henry Laurens

Historic Event

Dec 11 France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state

Music History

Dec 12 In Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Dec 15 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Philadelphia)
  • Dec 17 Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
  • Dec 26 Trial of French King Louis XVI, court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Des├Ęze