On This Day

December 1782 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 14 Charleston, South Carolina evacuated by the British
  • Dec 29 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston

Birthdays in History


Person of interestMartin Van Buren

Dec 5 Martin Van Buren, 8th US President (Democrat: 1837-41), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1862)

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • Dec 26 Filaret Drozdov, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1867)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 27 Henry Home, Lord Kames, Scottish philosopher (b. 1697)