On This Day

December 1754 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 2 William Cooper, American judge and developer (founded Cooperstown, New York), born in Smithfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1809)
  • Dec 7 Jack Jouett, American politician and patriot (warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack), born in Albemarle County, Virginia (d. 1822)
  • Dec 24 George Crabbe, English poet (Everlasting Mercy), born in Aldeburgh, England (d. 1832)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 12 Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (Rulinwaishi), dies at about 53
  • Dec 14 Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman Empire (1730-54) who fought Austria & Russia, dies at 58