What Happened in November 1776

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
  • Nov 16 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean isalnd)
  • Nov 16 British troops capture Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • Nov 18 Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Captain James Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 14 Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 17 James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)
  • Nov 22 Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 26 Dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies