On This Day

What Happened in November 1765

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
  • Nov 23 People of Frederick County, Maryland, refuse to pay British Stamp tax

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), born in Caen, France (d. 1836)

Person of interestRobert Fulton

Nov 14 Robert Fulton, American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), born in Little Britain, Pennsylvania (d. 1815)

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • Nov 17 √Čtienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • Nov 20 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, German composer, born in Treuenbrietzen, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1814)
  • Nov 20 Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer, born in Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1819)
  • Nov 23 Thomas Attwood, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 30 George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)