On This Day

What Happened in November 1612

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 17 Dorgon, Manchu prince, Prince-Regent for Shunzhi Emperor (introduced compulsory wearing of queues) (d. 1650)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 20 John Harington, English Elizabethan courtier, writer (Orlando Furios) and inventor of the flush toilet, dies at about 52