On This Day

What Happened in November 1772

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, Czech composer, born in Prague Old Town (d. 1863)
  • Nov 18 Louis Ferdinand, Prussian prince and a soldier in the Napoleonic Wars, born in Friedrichsfelde Palace, Berlin (d. 1806)
  • Nov 28 Luke Howard, British manufacturing chemist and meteorologist (nomenclature system for clouds), born in London (d. 1864)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Johannes Schmidlin, Swiss composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 5 Pieter Steyn, Dutch grand pensionary (1749-72), dies at 66
  • Nov 10 Pedro Antonio Joaquim Correa da Serra Garção, Portuguese poet (b. 1724)
  • Nov 11 John Mauritius Quinkhard, portrait painter, dies at 84
  • Nov 19 William Nelson, American colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1711)