On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1775

Historical Events

Historic Invention

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, French opera composer known as "the French Mozart", porn in Rouen, France (d. 1834)

Jane Austen

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


1775 Highlights

About December 16, 1775

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 245 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius