On This Day

December 1780 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 20 Britain declares war on Holland

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 14 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German-Russian diplomat, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1862)
  • Dec 23 Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher
  • Dec 26 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British mathematician (d. 1872)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 14 US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton

Deaths in History

  • Dec 26 John Fothergill, English physician, dies at 68