On This Day

What Happened in November 1773

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America"

Statesman John Hancock
Statesman
John Hancock

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 John Glas, Scottish Presbyterian clergyman (started Glasite church movement), dies at 78
  • Nov 8 Friedrich Wilhelm, baron von Seydlitz, Prussian general, dies at 52
  • Nov 16 John Hawkesworth, English writer
  • Nov 19 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician, dies at 51
  • Nov 22 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British empire in India), dies at 49
  • Nov 25 Carl Hockh, German composer, dies at 66