On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1776

Historical Events

  • Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann Spurzheim, German physician, born in Trier, Electorate of Trier, Germany (d. 1832)
1776 Highlights

About December 31, 1776

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn