On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1784

Famous Deaths

Phillis 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? 237 years, 1 month and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius