On This Day

What Happened in December 1609

Historical Events

  • Dec 8 Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan opens its reading room, second public library in Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 24 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician, born in Westminster, United Kingdom (d. 1683)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 4 Alexander Hume, Scottish poet (Hymns and Sacred Songs), dies