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Historical Events In December - 31

Friday, 03 July 2020

1688  On this day in history pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham [OS=Dec 21]  

1695  On December - 31 a window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax.  

1700  On December - 31 frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701  

1708  On December - 31 great Alliance captures Bridge  

1711  Duke of Marlborough fired as English army commander on this day in history.  

1719  John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history [Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne  

1724  Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer on December - 31.  

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 this day in history.  

1744  On December - 31 james Bradley announces discovery of Earth's motion of nutation  

1744  On this day in history james Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)  

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

1756  Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles on this day in history.  

1758  British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal on this day in history.  

1762  On this day in history mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg  

1775  Battle of Quebec; Americans unable to take British stronghold on December - 31.  

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 December - 31 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 December - 31 bank of North America, first US bank opens  

1781  On December - 31 bank of North America, 1st US bank opens  

1783  On this day in history import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states  

1799  On this day in history thomas Taglichsbeck, composer  

1802  On December - 31 francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89  

1805  End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism on December - 31.  

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

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

1815  George Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872 on December - 31.  

1818  On December - 31 maria J Small-Gartmann, actress  

1818  On this day in history 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 December - 31.  

1378  On this day in history birth of callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58)  

1378  On December - 31 birth of pope Callixtus III (d. 1458)  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on December - 31.  

1540  Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) was born on this day in history.  

1572  Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617) was born on December - 31.  

1668  On December - 31 birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist  

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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0192  On December - 31 death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  On this day in history death of st. Silvester, Pope  

0406  Godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle on this day in history.  

0439  Melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56 on this day in history.  

1164  On December - 31 death of margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124)  

1194  Death of Duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157) on December - 31.  

1297  Death of Humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249) on December - 31.  

1302  On this day in history death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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