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 This day in History - December 26
359 Historic Events for December 26
1736

Antonio Caldara, composer, dies

Death
1738

Thomas Nelson, merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence

Birth
1740

Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies

Death
1747

Cornelis Stevens, Belgium, RC foreman/polemist (Le sophisme d‚voil‚)

Birth
1748

France and Austria signs treaty about Southern Netherlands

Event
1762

Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer

Birth
1770

Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)

Birth
1771

Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)

Birth
1771

Claude A Helv‚tius, French encyclopedist (L'esprit), dies at 56

Death
1773

Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia

Event
1776

George Washington defeats Hessians at Trenton

Event
1776

Battle of Trenton-major British defeat

Event
1776

Johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel/mercenary, dies in battle

Death
1778

Juan Lovera, Venezuela, artist

Birth
1792

Charles Babbage, English inventor (calculating machine)

Birth
1793

Franz Hunten, composer

Birth
1797

John Wilkes, English journalist/Higher/Lower house leader, dies at 72

Death
1797

Hans Skramstad, composer

Birth
1799

George Washington is eulogized by Col Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace and 1st in hearts of his countrymen"

Event
1805

France and Austria signs Peace of Pressburg

Event
1805

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia

Event
1805

Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer

Birth
1808

Albert Grisar, composer

Birth
1809

William Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1883

Birth
1809

English invasionary troop leaves Vlissingen

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