On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1775

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
Jane Austen

1775 Highlights

About December 16, 1775

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 244 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius