On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1785

Historical Events


InventionHistoric Invention

Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Famous Deaths

  • William Woollett, engraver, dies
1785 Highlights

About May 23, 1785

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 235 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini