On This Day

What Happened in December 1669

Historical Events

  • Dec 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
  • Dec 31 France & Brandenburg sign secret treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 16 Arnold van Boonen, Dutch portrait painter

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 9 Clement IX [Giulio Rospigliosi], Italian Pope (238th: 1667-69), dies allegedly of broken heart at 69
  • Dec 16 Nathaniel Fiennes, English politician (b. circa 1608)