On This Day

Historical Events in December 1703

  • Dec 7 Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
  • Dec 7 The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703
  • Dec 27 England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
  • Dec 30 Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die