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Historical Events In December - 31

Monday, 28 September 2020

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 December - 31.  

1700  On this day in history frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701  

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 this day in history.  

1724  On December - 31 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  On December - 31 james Bradley announces discovery of Earth's motion of nutation  

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

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk  

1756  On December - 31 russia joins the Alliance of Versailles  

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 December - 31.  

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

1776  Rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation Limit is $0.70 a day for carpenters, $0.42 for tailors on December - 31.  

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  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  End of French Republican calendar; France returns to Gregorianism on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1540  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

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 December - 31.  

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  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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