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 This day in History - December 11
351 Historic Events for December 11
1719

1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)

Event
1730

Voltaire's "Brutus," premieres in Paris

Event
1748

Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55

Death
1756

Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies

Death
1757

Charles Wesley, composer

Birth
1758

Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer

Birth
1781

David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)

Birth
1783

Max von Schenkendorf, German poet

Birth
1792

France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason

Event
1793

Pietro Coppola, composer

Birth
1797

Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1878

Birth
1801

Grabbe, writer

Birth
1803

Hector Lou Berlioz, C“te-Saint-Andr‚, IsŠre, France, composer (Manqu‚)

Birth
1810

Alfred de Musset, Paris, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine)

Birth
1812

1st newspaper on Cura‡ao (Cura‡ao Gazette and Commercial Advertiser)

Event
1816

Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders

Event
1816

Indiana becomes 19th state

Event
1817

Max von Schenkendorf, German poet, dies at 34

Death
1823

Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer

Birth
1831

John George Schetky, composer, dies at 55

Death
1835

Adolf Stoecker, German anti semite/PM

Birth
1836

Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner

Birth
1838

Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG)

Birth
1838

Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer

Birth
1840

Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)

Birth