On This Day

What Happened in November 1718

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher
Voltaire

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, born in Chiswick, England (d. 1792)
  • Nov 13 Anton Laube, Bohemian composer, born in BrĂ¼x (d. 1784)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBlackbeard

Nov 22 Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard