On This Day

December 1689 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 3 First recorded successful separation of conjoined twins Elisabet and Catherina Meijerin, completed by Swiss surgeon Johannes Fatio in Basel [1]
  • Dec 16 English Parliament passes Bill of Rights establishing limits on crown powers and requirement for regular elections
  • Dec 22 Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck, Austria

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 24 Frans van Mieris the Younger, Dutch painter & historian, born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1763)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 29 Olfert Dapper, Amsterdam historian/geographer, buried
  • Dec 29 Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author of "Observationes Medicae", dies at 65