Historical Events in December 1798

  • Dec 4 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
  • Dec 5 Dutch troops occupy Hasselt
  • Dec 14 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine
  • Dec 17 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (William Blount, Tennessee) begins
  • Dec 24 Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition