What Happened in November 1773

Historical Events

Election 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"

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 21 Robert Brown, Scottish botanist (discovered 'Brownian Motion'), born in Montrose, Scotland (d. 1858)
  • Nov 24 Shadrach Bond, American politician (1st Governor of Illinois, 1818 to 1822), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 1832)

Famous Weddings

Betsy Ross

Nov 4 American seamstress Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy Ross) weds American upholster John Ross at Huggs Tavern in Gloucester City, New Jersey

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