On This Day

What Happened in November 1749

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (isolation of nitrogen in 1772), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1819)
  • Nov 10 Prince Maciej Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian noble, composer and librettist, born in Szydłowiec, Poland (d. 1800)
  • Nov 23 Edward Rutledge, American founding father (Governor of South Carolina, signer of the Declaration of Independence), born in Charleston, British America

Famous Weddings

Roger Sherman

Nov 17 Founding Father of the United States Roger Sherman (28) weds first wife Elizabeth Hartwell in Massachusetts

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 27 Balthasar Schmid, German composer and printer, dies at 44
  • Nov 27 Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, German composer and librettist, dies at 59