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 This day in History - December 31
466 Historic Events for December 31
1669

France and Brandenburg sign secret treaty

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1670

France and England sign Boyne-treaty

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1680

Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens

Event
1687

1st Huguenots depart France to Cape of Good Hope

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1688

Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham [OS=Dec 21]

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1700

Frisia/Groningen adopt Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is 1/12/1701

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1708

Great Alliance captures Bridge

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1711

Duke of Marlborough fired as English army commander

Event
1719

John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73

Death
1720

[Bonnie Prince] Charles Edward Stuart, English pretender to throne

Birth
1724

Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer

Birth
1733

Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44

Death
1738

Charles Lord Cornwallis, soldier/statesman "fire when ready Gridley"

Birth
1744

James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)

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1745

Bonnie Prince Charlies army meets with de Esk

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1756

Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles

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1758

British expeditionary army occupies Goree (Dakar) Senegal

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1762

Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg

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1775

Battle of Qu‚bec; Americans unable to take British stronghold

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1775

Richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British

Death
1776

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

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1779

English fleet beat Dutch Merchant vessels

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1781

Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens

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1783

Import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states

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1799

Thomas Taglichsbeck, composer

Birth