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Historical Events In December - 31

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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 this day in history 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 December - 31.  

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

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

1724  On this day in history franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer  

1733  Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44 on December - 31.  

1738  On this day in history charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley"  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history 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 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 December - 31.  

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

1781  On this day in history 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  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  Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife) on this day in history.  

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

1825  Francis Trowbridge Sherman, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 31

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  On December - 31 birth of muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715)  

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  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  On December - 31 birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

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

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 December - 31.  

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

1164  On December - 31 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  On December - 31 death of frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238)  

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