On This Day

Birthdays in History in December 1738

  • Dec 2 Richard Montgomery, Irish General in Continental Army during American Revolutionary War, born in Swords, Dublin (d. 1775)
  • Dec 26 Thomas Nelson, merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence

Person of interestCharles Cornwallis

Dec 31 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British general and colonial administrator (leading British general in the American War of Independence), born in London (d. 1805)

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator
Charles Cornwallis