What Happened in November 1787

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
  • Nov 18 First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 Andrew Jackson admitted to the bar

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Nov 30 Spanish governor leaves the Philippines

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Edmund Kean, England, actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career)
  • Nov 17 Michele Carafa, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], African-American abolitionist and feminist, born in Swartekill, New York (d. 1883)

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer, born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France (d. 1851)

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • Nov 21 Samuel Cunard, founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)
  • Nov 25 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austria, organist/composer ("Silent Night")
  • Nov 27 Christian Rummel, composer
  • Nov 27 Jacob earl van Rechteren van Appeltern, governor of Gelderland

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Robert Lowth, British bishop and grammarian (b. 1710)
  • Nov 15 Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, composer (IphigĂ©nie Tauride), dies at 73
  • Nov 23 Anton Schweitzer, composer, dies at 52