On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1640

Historical Events

  • Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule following a revolution by Portuguese nobility; the Portuguese Restoration War begins and lasts until 1668 with recognition by Spain of the country's independence
1640 Highlights

About December 1, 1640

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 381 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius