On This Day

What Happened in December 1765

Famous Birthdays

Eli Whitney

Dec 8 Eli Whitney, American inventor (Cotton Gin), born in Westborough, Massachusetts (d. 1825)

  • Dec 10 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, born in Vught, Netherlands (d. 1821)
  • Dec 15 Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1821)
  • Dec 22 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1825)
  • Dec 25 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 3 Lord John Sackville, British cricketer (patron of Kent), dies at 52
  • Dec 16 Peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor
  • Dec 25 Antonio Tonelli, Italian cellist and composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 25 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist, dies at 67