On This Day

What Happened in December 1697

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dec 2 St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren is consecrated for use (previous building destroyed in the Great Fire of London)

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 5 Carlo Arrigoni, Italian composer and musician, born in Florence (d. 1744)
  • Dec 5 Giuseppe de Majo, Italian composer and organist, born in Naples (d. 1771)