On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1680

Historical Events

  • Hen in Rome lays a uniquely patterned egg, later believed to have predicted the arrival of the Kirch/Newton "Great Comet of 1680"

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (b. 1616)
1680 Highlights

About December 4, 1680

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 340 years, 10 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius