On This Day

December 1726 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 1 Eggert Olafsson, Icelandic writer
  • Dec 4 William Alexander, Lord Stirling, American general (American Revolutionary War leader), born in NYC, New York (d. 1783)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 2 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian, dies at 61