On This Day

What Happened in December 1690

Historical Events

  • Dec 10 Massachusetts Bay becomes first American colonial government to issue paper money

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 23 English astronomer John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered

1st Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed
1st Astronomer Royal
John Flamsteed

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)