December

1 December
1135

  • Death of Henry I, king of England
1866

1966

1974

1985

1996

2002

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2 December
1984

2006

  • Death of Dave Mount, British musician (Mud)

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3 December
1954

1964

1973

1995

2006

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4 December
1214

  • Death of William I, king of Scots
1983

1994

2005

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5 December
1214

  • Inauguration of Alexander II, king of Scots
1993

2004

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6 December
1421

  • Birth of Henry VI, king of England

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8 December
1542

  • Birth of Mary I, queen of Scots
1985

1996

2002

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9 December
1165

  • Death of Malcolm IV, king of Scots
1973

1984

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10 December
1964

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11 December
1936

  • Abdication of Edward VIII, king of the United Kingdom
  • Accession of George VI, king of the United Kingdom

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12 December
1963

1982

1993

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13 December
1962

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14 December
1542

  • Death of James V, king of Scots
  • Accession of Mary I, queen of Scots
1895

  • Birth of George VI, king of the United Kingdom
1931

  • Douglas Bader crashed his aircraft while attempting a low level slow roll. His life was saved but both his legs had to be amputated.
1986

2003

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15 December
1974

1985

1996

2002

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16 December
1653

  • Oliver Cromwell becomes lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
1773

  • Paul Revere is one of the participants at the Boston Tea Party
1843

  • George Everest retired after completing the great trigonometrical survey of India
1955

1965

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17 December
1972

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18 December
2005

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19 December
1154

  • Coronation of Henry II, king of England
1965

1976

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20 December
1664

  • Nicolas Fouquet was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to banishment. Louis XIV had the sentence increased to life imprisonment.

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21 December
1975

1986

2003

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22 December
1135

  • Coronation of Stephen, king of England
1966

1985

1996

2002

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24 December
1165

  • Inauguration of William I, king of Scots
1167

  • Birth of John, king of England
2006

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25 December
1066

  • Coronation of William I, king of England
2005

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28 December
1694

  • Death of Mary II, queen of England and Scots

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29 December
1800

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