History Blog

December 16

Happy Birthday RIP Jane Austen(1775–1817) Patricia Deutsch(1943–2017) Harry “Ben” Cross(1947–2020) ; John Decoste(“Terry Carter”)–91 Joyce Boulifant–83 William “Billy” Gibbons–71 Sam Robards–59 Benjamin Bratt–57 Jonathan Scarfe–45 Scott Bailey–42 Theodore James Taptiklis–36 Anna Popplewell–32 ; 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