On This Day

What Happened in November 1698

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Scottish settlers make landfall in Panama, establishing the ill-fated 'Darien Venture' colony
  • Nov 14 Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 22 Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor of New France, born in Quebec, New France (d. 1778)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician and physicist, dies at 73
  • Nov 28 Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and Governor General of New France, dies at 76