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What Happened on December 26, 1606

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

First known performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" before the court of King James I at Whitehall, London

Playwright William Shakespeare
Playwright
William Shakespeare
King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI

1606 Highlights

About December 26, 1606

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 414 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn