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

Tiradentes

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)

  • 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)

Robert 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)

  • 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)