On This Day

What Happened in December 1641

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 Massachusetts becomes the first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery
  • Dec 6 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands
  • Dec 25 Emperor Ferdinand III makes appointments with Sweden and France

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 9 Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter, dies at 42
  • Dec 27 Francois van d'Aerssen, ruler of Sommelsdijk/diplomat, dies at 69