On This Day

What Happened in November 1746

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 6 Absalom Jones, African-American abolitionist and clergyman, born into slavery in Delaware (d. 1818)
  • Nov 12 Jacques-Alexandre-CĂ©sar Charles, Beaugency, French inventor and balloonist who, with Nicholas Robert, was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon

Person of interestTiradentes

Nov 12 Tiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary and independence fighter (InconfidĂȘncia Mineira) considered a national hero, born in Fazenda do Pombal, Minas Gerais, Portuguese Colony of Brazil (d. 1792)

Brazilian Revolutionary Tiradentes
Brazilian Revolutionary
Tiradentes
  • Nov 14 Giulio Gabrielli the Younger, Italian Cardinal
  • Nov 15 Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (Colas et Colinette), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1809)

Person of interestRobert R. Livingston

Nov 27 Robert R. Livingston, US Founding Father who delivered oath of office to George Washington, born in NYC, New York (d. 1813)

American Founding Father Robert R. Livingston
American Founding Father
Robert R. Livingston
  • Nov 27 Increase Sumner, American politician (5th Governor of Massachusetts), born in Roxbury, Province of Massachusetts Bay (d. 1799)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 14 Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)