On This Day

What Happened in December 1668

Historical Events


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Dec 13 Jean Racine's "Britannicus" premieres in Paris

Dramatist and Playwright Jean Racine
Dramatist and Playwright
Jean Racine

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Casimir Schweizelsperg, German composer, born in Rosenheim, Upper Bavaria
  • Dec 31 Hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch botanist & physician, born in Voorhout, Netherlands (d. 1738)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 22 Stephen Day, English-born colonial printer (The Psalms in Meter - 1st book printed in American colonies), dies at about 58