On This Day

Historical Events in December 1808

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Dec 7 James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
US Vice President George Clinton
US Vice President
George Clinton

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 22 Beethoven's Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Choral Fantasy and Piano Concerto No. 4 (featuring the composer as soloist) premiere at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria