What Happened in November 1781

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 John Hanson elected first "President of US in Congress assembled"
  • Nov 13 British troops occupy Negapatam, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • Nov 29 Crew of slave ship Zong murder about 142 African slaves by dumping them into the sea, to claim insurance

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer
  • Nov 18 Felice Blangini, composer
  • Nov 20 Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian
  • Nov 29 Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
  • Nov 30 Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78
  • Nov 4 Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
  • Nov 22 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57
  • Nov 24 James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)