On This Day

December 1786 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 29 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 4 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
  • Dec 5 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader, born in The Grange, Hampshire (d. 1860)
  • Dec 12 William L. Marcy, American statesman, born in Southbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1857)
  • Dec 15 Edward Coles, American anti-slavery advocate and politician (Governor of Illinois, 1822-26), born in Albemarle County, Virginia (d. 1868)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 26 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist, dies at 73