On This Day

What Happened in November 1717

Historical Events


<b>Pirate</b> AttackPirate Attack

Nov 28 Blackbeard attacks and captures a French merchant slave ship, which he renames as his flagship the "Queen Anne's Revenge"

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

Nov 16 Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert, French Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician (Encyclop├ędie), born in Paris (d. 1783)

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Johann Jacob Walther, composer, dies
  • Nov 26 Daniel Purcell, British composer (b. 1664)