On This Day

What Happened in November 1695

Historical Events

  • Nov 20 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed and decapitated, his head displayed on a pike to dispel any legends of his immortality

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), born in Old Sarum, Wiltshire (d. 1771)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 16 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • Nov 21 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • Nov 28 Giovanni Paulo Colonna, composer, dies at 58
  • Nov 28 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian, dies at 62
  • Nov 29 James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)