On This Day

What Happened in December 1707

Historical Events

  • Dec 16 Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 18 Charles Wesley, English Methodist leader (brother of John Wesley) and hymn writer (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing), born in Epworth, England (d. 1788)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Jeremiah Clarke, English Baroque composer and organist (Trumpet Voluntary), commits suicide (b. 1674)
  • Dec 24 Noel Coypel, French painter, dies at 78
  • Dec 27 Jean Mabillon, French palaeograopher and diplomat (b. 1632)