On This Day

December 1765 in History

Birthdays in History


Person of interestEli Whitney

Dec 8 Eli Whitney, American inventor (Cotton Gin), born in Westborough, Massachusetts (d. 1825)

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • Dec 10 Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance, born in Vught, Netherlands (d. 1821)
  • Dec 22 Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician, born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1825)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 16 Peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor
  • Dec 25 Václav Prokop Diviš, Czech theologian and natural scientist, dies at 67