On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1790

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st successful US cotton mill begins spinning yarn in Pawtucket, Rhode Island built by Samuel Slater based on Richard Arkwright's design

Industrialist and Inventor Richard Arkwright
Industrialist and Inventor
Richard Arkwright

1790 Highlights

About December 20, 1790

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 230 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius