What Happened in November 1778

Historical Events

  • Nov 11 Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre

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Nov 26 British explorer Captain James Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden (d. 1837)
  • Nov 14 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composer
  • Nov 25 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856)
  • Nov 27 John Murray, publisher

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 9 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, dies at 58
  • Nov 20 Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (b. 1726)
  • Nov 26 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer, dies at 68