On This Day

What Happened in December 1661

Historical Events

  • Dec 20 Corporation Act enforced in England

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 5 Robert Haley, 1st Earl of Oxford and English premier (Whig, 1710-14), born in Covent Garden, Middlesex, Kingdom of England (d. 1725)
  • Dec 18 Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 29 Antoine GĂ©rard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)