On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1784

Famous Birthdays

  • Archduke Louis of Austria, 14th child of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II and Feldmarschal-Leutnant of Austrian Imperial Army, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSamuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), dies at 75

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson

1784 Highlights

About December 13, 1784

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 235 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius