On This Day

December 1808 in History

Events in History


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

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 4 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius), born in Paris (d. 1886)
  • Dec 6 Johan Michiel Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future), born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 1869)
  • Dec 7 Hugh McCulloch, US Treasury Secretary (1884-85, 85-69), born in Kennebunk, Maine (d. 1895)
  • Dec 20 Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1887)
  • Dec 23 Thomas Turner, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
  • Dec 25 Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1890)

Person of interestAndrew Johnson

Dec 29 Andrew Johnson, 17th US President (Unionist: 1865-69), born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1875)

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • Dec 29 Györg Apponyi, Hungarian politician, born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1899)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 10 James Sullivan, 7th Governor of Massachusetts (1807-08), dies at 64