On This Day

What Happened in December 1690

Historical Events

  • Dec 10 Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial government to issue paper money
  • Dec 23 English astronomer John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England, born in Dover, Kent (d. 1764)
  • Dec 22 Meidingnu Pamheiba, King of Manipur, born in Manipur (d. 1751)