History Blog

December 16

Happy Birthday RIP Jane Austen(1775–1817) Patricia Deutsch(1943–2017) ; John Decoste(“Terry Carter”)–90 Joyce Boulifant–81 Harry “Ben” Cross–71 William “Billy” Gibbons–69 Sam Robards–57 Benjamin Bratt–55 Jonathan Scarfe–43 Scott Bailey–40 Theodore James Taptiklis–34 Anna Popplewell–30 ; 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