On This Day

What Happened in November 1660

Historical Events

  • Nov 15 First kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in New Amsterdam (now New York City)

Historic Event

Nov 28 The Royal Society is formed at Gresham College, London, after a lecture by Christopher Wren, Gresham Professor of Astronomy

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 15 Hermann von der Hardt, German historian, born in Melle, Westphalia (d. 1746)
  • Nov 20 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German Protestant theologian, born in Nassenhuben [now Mokry Dwór, Poland] (d. 1741)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, English socialite (b. 1599)
  • Nov 5 Alexandre de Rhodes, French Jesuit missionary (b. 1591)