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Historical Events In December - 31

Monday, 08 March 2021

1688  Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham [OS=Dec 21] on December - 31.  

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 this day in history great Alliance captures Bridge  

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

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

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

1724  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk  

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

1758  On December - 31 british expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal  

1762  Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg on this day in history.  

1775  Battle of Quebec; Americans unable to take British stronghold on this day in history.  

1775  Richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British on this day in history.  

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  

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

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  

1779  On December - 31 english fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels  

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

1781  On this day in history bank of North America, 1st US bank opens  

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

1799  On December - 31 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 December - 31.  

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  On this day in history maria J Small-Gartmann, actress  

1818  Jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1825  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

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

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  On December - 31 birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  On December - 31 birth of andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica)  

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

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

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on December - 31.  

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