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What Happened on October 15, 1764

Historical Events

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Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Historian Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon

1764 Highlights

About October 15, 1764

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 256 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra