November 1805 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 7 Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 11 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Nov 16 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
  • Nov 18 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
  • Nov 19 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross continent
  • Nov 26 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 7 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)
  • Nov 19 Ferdinand de Lesseps, France, diplomat (built Suez Canal)
  • Nov 22 Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • Nov 28 John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America

Deaths in History

  • Nov 8 Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87