On This Day

What Happened in November 1740

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 5 The third volume of philosopher David Hume's seminal work "A Treatise of Human Nature" is published by Thomas Longman

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Augustus Montague Toplady, English hymn writer (Rock of Ages), born in Farnham, Surrey, England (d. 1778)
  • Nov 14 Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven's father and first teacher (d. 1792)
  • Nov 24 John Bacon, English sculptor