History Blog

December 16

Happy Birthday RIP Jane Austen(1775–1817) Patricia Deutsch(1943–2017) Harry “Ben” Cross(1947–2020) ; John Decoste(“Terry Carter”)–93 Joyce Boulifant–84 William “Billy” Gibbons–72 Sam Robards–60 Benjamin Bratt–58 Jonathan Scarfe–46 Scott Bailey–43 Theodore James Taptiklis–37 Anna Popplewell–33 ; 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