On This Day

What Happened in November 1766

Historical Events

  • Nov 10 The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).
  • Nov 25 Pope Clement XIII warns On dangers of anti-Christian writings

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Czech field marshal, born in SedlĨany, Czech Republic (d. 1858)
  • Nov 16 Rodolphe Kreutzer, French composer (La mort d'Abel) and virtuoso violinist, born in Versailles, France (d. 1831)
  • Nov 20 John Wall Calcott, English composer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1821)
  • Nov 24 Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect, born in Karlsruhe (d. 1826)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 9 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 16 Dominikus Zimmermann, Bavarian Baroque architect and painter (Liebfrauenkirche), dies at 81