On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1775

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Englishman Richard Arkwright receives a patent for his carding machine for use in cotton mills

Industrialist and Inventor Richard Arkwright
Industrialist and Inventor
Richard Arkwright

Famous Birthdays

  • Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, French composer "the French Mozart" (d. 1834)

Person of interestJane Austen

Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), born in Steventon, England (d. 1817)

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen