On This Day

December 1719 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 11 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)
  • Dec 18 Thomas Fleet publishes "Mother Goose's Melodies For Children"

Deaths in History

  • Dec 2 Pasquier Quesnel, French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85
  • Dec 16 Adrian "Aart" van Wijck, Dutch theologist (anti-jansenism), dies at 78

Person of interestJohn Flamsteed

Dec 31 John Flamsteed, English astronomer and 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73

1st Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed
1st Astronomer Royal
John Flamsteed