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Historical Events In December - 31

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

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

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

1708  On this day in history great Alliance captures Bridge  

1711  Duke of Marlborough fired as English army commander on December - 31.  

1719  On December - 31 john Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73  

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

1724  On December - 31 franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer  

1733  Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk on December - 31.  

1756  On this day in history russia joins the Alliance of Versailles  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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  On December - 31 rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation: Limit is $0.70 a day for carpenters, $0.42 for tailors  

1779  On this day in history english fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels  

1781  Bank of North America, first US bank opens on this day in history.  

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

1783  On December - 31 import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states  

1799  Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer on this day in history.  

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

1805  On this day in history end of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism  

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

1809  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75 on December - 31.  

1815  On December - 31 george Gordon Meade, Major General (Union Army), died in 1872  

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

1818  Jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77 on December - 31.  

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  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on December - 31.  

1491  Jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557) was born on this day in history.  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1668  Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist was born on December - 31.  

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

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  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  On December - 31 death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

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

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

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