On This Day

What Happened in December 1659

Historical Events

  • Dec 8 Mexican border town Ciudad Juárez is founded by Fray García de San Francisco.
  • Dec 16 General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland
  • Dec 26 Long Parliament reforms in Westminster

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 12 Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect and designer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1739)
  • Dec 20 Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer & statesman, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1746)