On This Day

What Happened in November 1713

Famous Birthdays

Junípero Serra

Nov 24 Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary priest who founded the 1st missions in California, born in Petra, Majorca (d. 1784)

  • Nov 24 Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Elizabeth Barry, English restoration actress, dies at 55
  • Nov 17 Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)
  • Nov 20 Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), dies at 74