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 This day in History - December 15
387 Historic Events for December 15
1664

English colonizing Connecticut

Event
1667

Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War

Event
1667

Ludwig Ernst, composer

Birth
1675

John Vermeer, Dutch painter (Love Letter), dies at 43

Death
1680

Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal

Event
1688

Lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25]

Event
1688

Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/Neth grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54

Death
1699

Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63

Death
1712

Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67

Death
1715

George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73

Death
1720

J F Beck, writer

Birth
1735

Cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer

Birth
1745

Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen and Austria

Event
1765

Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer

Birth
1770

Ludwig van Beethoven, composer

Birth
1778

Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies)

Birth
1779

Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, composer, dies at 62

Death
1787

Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic

Birth
1791

1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania

Event
1791

Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its approval

Event
1792

1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila)

Event
1792

Joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36

Death
1793

Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy)

Birth
1794

Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France

Event
1802

J nos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)

Birth