On This Day

What Happened in December 1648

Historical Events

  • Dec 6 Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 7 Giovanni Maria Capelli, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1726)
  • Dec 15 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations), born in Lichfield, England (d. 1712)