On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1784

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPhillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley, American poet and first published African-American woman, dies in Boston at 31


1784 Highlights

About December 5, 1784

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 236 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius