What Happened in December 1727

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dec 7 Physician Sir Hans Soane becomes President of the Royal Society, succeeding Sir Isaac Newton [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 22 William Ellery, US attorney and signer of the Declaration of Independence (Rhode Island), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1820)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 1 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German composer, dies at 61