On This Day

What Happened in November 1654

Historical Events

  • Nov 21 Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia

Historic Event

Nov 23 French mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Christian Liebe, German composer, born in Freiberg, Saxony (d. 1708)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 30 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar, dies at 69