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What Happened on December 8, 1765

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestEli Whitney

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

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney

1765 Highlights

About December 8, 1765

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 255 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius