On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1660

Historical Events

Historic Event

1st entry in English civil servant Samuel Pepys' diary

  • Academia de Bellas Artes is founded in Seville with painter Bartolom√© Esteban Murillo its first president
  • General Moncks army battles with the Tweed on way to London
  • Thomas Fairfax's New Model Army occupies York
1660 Highlights

About January 1, 1660

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 361 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn