What Happened in November 1720

Historical Events

  • Nov 9 Rabbi Yehuda Hasid synagogue set afire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
Pirate Calico Jack
Pirate
Calico Jack
Pirate Mary Read
Pirate
Mary Read

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Anne Bonny and Mary Read are tried, found guilty of pirating, and sentenced to death in Spanish Town, Jamaica, although their discovered pregnancies won them stays of execution

Pirate Mary Read
Pirate
Mary Read
Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)
  • Nov 16 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCalico Jack

Nov 17 Calico Jack [John Rackham], English pirate captain who operated in the Bahamas and Cuba, executed for piracy by hanging in Port Royal at 37

Pirate Calico Jack
Pirate
Calico Jack
  • Nov 27 Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies), dies at 85