On This Day

December 1740 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 16 Prussian Libya falls to Silezie

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 30 Princess Elizabeth Caroline of Wales (d. 1759)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 20 Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English military officer and statesman (b. 1675)
  • Dec 26 Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies