On This Day

What Happened in December 1682

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam following the failure of his plots to prevent a Catholic succession should King Charles II die

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Dec 4 First General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCalico Jack

Dec 26 Calico Jack [John Rackham], English pirate captain who operated in the Bahamas and Cuba, born in England (d. 1720)

Pirate Calico Jack
Pirate
Calico Jack