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 This day in History - December 22
419 Historic Events for December 22
1689

Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck

Event
1696

James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)

Birth
1700

Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent

Birth
1702

Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Madame d'Epinay)

Birth
1710

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach

Birth
1715

English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead

Event
1721

Nathaniel Hawes, tortured and executed in England for robbery

Death
1723

Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer

Birth
1723

Jacques Basnage, French/Dutch historian/vicar, dies at 70

Death
1727

William Ellery, US attorney/signer (Declar of Independence)

Birth
1728

Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden

Birth
1731

Dutch people revolt against meat tax

Event
1735

Ulrich Br„ker, writer

Birth
1738

Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56

Death
1744

Abigail Adams, Weymouth Mass, 2nd first lady (1797-1801)

Birth
1745

Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66

Death
1753

Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)

Birth
1761

Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress

Birth
1764

Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility

Birth
1767

Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France)

Birth
1767

John Newberry, English publisher, dies

Death
1768

John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher

Birth
1772

Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny

Event
1775

Continental navy organized with 7 ships

Event
1783

Washington resigns his military commission [or 1223?]

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