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 This day in History - December 2
363 Historic Events for December 2
537

Sylvester, Italian Pope (536-37), dies

Death
1463

Albrecht VI, archduke of Habsburg, dies

Death
1515

Gonzalo de C¢rdoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies

Death
1578

Agostino Agazzari, composer

Birth
1592

Alexander Farnese, land guardian of Neth (1579-92), dies at 46

Death
1620

English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam

Event
1678

Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)

Birth
1682

English earl of Shaftesbury flight to Amsterdam

Event
1697

St Paul's Cathedral opens in London

Event
1719

Pasquier Quesnel, French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85

Death
1723

Philip, French duke of Orl‚ans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies

Death
1728

Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat

Birth
1760

Joseph Graetz, composer

Birth
1763

Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)

Event
1763

Carl August Thielo, composer, dies at 56

Death
1774

Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54

Death
1777

British Gen Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4

Event
1777

Henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)

Birth
1790

Austrian army occupies Brussels

Event
1802

Melancthon Smith Wade, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

Birth
1802

English sell Suriname to Dutch

Event
1804

Napoleon Bonaparte crowned emperor of France in Paris by Pope Pius VII

Event
1805

Napoleon defeats Russians and Austrians at Austerlitz

Event
1812

James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres

Event
1813

Jacob Rosenhaim, composer

Birth