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Historical Events In December - 31

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1688  Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham [OS=Dec 21] on this day in history.  

1695  A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax on this day in history.  

1700  Frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701 on this day in history.  

1708  Great Alliance captures Bridge on December - 31.  

1711  On December - 31 duke of Marlborough fired as English army commander  

1719  On this day in history john Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73  

1720  [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne on December - 31.  

1724  On this day in history franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer  

1733  On this day in history hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44  

1738  Charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley" on December - 31.  

1744  James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's motion of nutation on December - 31.  

1744  James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble) on December - 31.  

1745  On December - 31 bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk  

1756  Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles on December - 31.  

1758  British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal on December - 31.  

1762  On December - 31 mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg  

1775  On December - 31 battle of Quebec; Americans unable to take British stronghold  

1775  On December - 31 richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British  

1776  Rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation Limit is $0.70 a day for carpenters, $0.42 for tailors on this day in history.  

1776  On this day in history rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors  

1776  Rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation: Limit is $0.70 a day for carpenters, $0.42 for tailors on this day in history.  

1779  English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels on this day in history.  

1781  On this day in history bank of North America, first US bank opens  

1781  Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens on December - 31.  

1783  Import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states on December - 31.  

1799  On this day in history thomas Taglichsbeck, composer  

1802  On this day in history francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1805  On December - 31 end of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism  

1805  Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife) on this day in history.  

1809  On December - 31 franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75  

1815  George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872 on this day in history.  

1818  Maria J Small-Gartmann, actress on December - 31.  

1818  On December - 31 jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77  

1825  On December - 31 francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on December - 31.  

1378  On this day in history birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on December - 31.  

1514  On this day in history birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

1540  On December - 31 birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  Death of Lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31 on this day in history.  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On December - 31 godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On December - 31 melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  On this day in history death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on this day in history.  

1297  On December - 31 death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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