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 This day in History - December 4
377 Historic Events for December 4
1665

Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand," premieres in Paris

Event
1667

Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer

Birth
1674

Father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago

Event
1676

Johann Georg Ebeling, composer, dies at 39

Death
1680

Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th

Event
1682

1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)

Event
1688

General strategist John Churchill joins with Willem III

Event
1691

Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands

Event
1691

Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania

Event
1708

Marianus Konigsperger, composer

Birth
1720

Jean-Jacques Robson, composer

Birth
1732

John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47

Death
1745

Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby

Event
1783

Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC

Event
1786

John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]

Birth
1791

Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, 1st published

Event
1791

Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer

Birth
1795

Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)

Birth
1798

Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt

Event
1798

Luigi Galvani, Italian anatomy/physicist, dies at 61

Death
1800

Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)

Birth
1803

Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)

Birth
1807

Prince Hall, activist/Masonic leader, dies in Boston

Death
1808

Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)

Birth
1812

Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

Birth