On This Day

What Happened on November 12, 1606

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJeanne Mance

Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian settler who founded the first hospital in North America (Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal), born in Langres, France (d. 1673)

Nurse and Settler of New France Jeanne Mance
Nurse and Settler of New France
Jeanne Mance

Famous Deaths

  • Matthäus Ludecus, German composer, dies at 79
  • St. Nicholas Owen (martyr), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales