On This Day

What Happened in December 1753

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine), born in 10 Firwood Fold, Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1827)
  • Dec 19 John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)
  • Dec 28 Johan Wikmanson, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 15 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect, dies at 59