What Happened in December 1672

Historical Events

  • Dec 10 New York Governor Lovelace announces monthly mail service between New York & Boston
  • Dec 23 Giovanni Cassini discovers Rhea, a satellite of Saturn
  • Dec 30 Baron Karl Rabenhaupt occupies Coevorden Neth

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 7 Richard Bellingham, English-born Massachusetts colonial magistrate (b. 1592)
  • Dec 16 John II Casimir Vasa [Jan Kazimierz], King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1648-68), dies at 63