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What Happened on December 31, 1738

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Person of interestCharles Cornwallis

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British general and colonial administrator (leading British general in the American War of Independence), born in London (d. 1805)

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator
Charles Cornwallis

1738 Highlights

About December 31, 1738

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 282 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn