On This Day

What Happened in November 1753

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal "on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 August Gottlieb Meißner, German Enlightenment author who helped develop the detective story genre in German literature, born in Bautzen, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1807)
  • Nov 3 Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, German composer, born in Prieschka, Meissen (d. 1805)
  • Nov 6 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, French cellist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1823)
  • Nov 6 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1802)
  • Nov 19 Stanislas Champein, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1830)
  • Nov 22 Dugald Stewart, Scottish philosopher and mathematician (Scottish common sense), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1828)
  • Nov 25 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, Prussian composer, born in Mühltroff (d. 1817)
  • Nov 30 Johann Baptist Schenk, Austrian composer, born in Wiener Neustadt, Austria (d. 1836)