On This Day

What Happened in December 1674

Historical Events

  • Dec 4 Father Marquette builds first dwelling in what is now Chicago

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 25 Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 9 Edward Hyde 1st earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67), dies at 65
  • Dec 21 Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66