History Blog

December 16

Happy Birthday RIP Jane Austen(1775–1817) Patricia Deutsch(1943–2017) Harry “Ben” Cross(1947–2020) ; John Decoste(“Terry Carter”)–95 Joyce Boulifant–86 William “Billy” Gibbons–74 Sam Robards–62 Benjamin Bratt–60 Jonathan Scarfe–48 Scott Bailey–45 Theodore James Taptiklis–39 Anna Popplewell–35 ; 1773 – The Boston Tea Party took place as American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea overboard to protest tea taxes