On This Day

December 1755 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 2 The second Eddystone Lighthouse on Eddystone Rocks off English southern coast is destroyed by fire

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 3 Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter (unfinished portrait of George Washington), born in Saunderstown, Rhode Island (d. 1828)
  • Dec 27 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36)