On This Day

December 1738 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 9 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia

Birthdays in History

  • 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

Charles 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)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 22 Constantia Jones, British prostitute, executed on theft allegations at 30