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

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 13 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