On This Day

What Happened in November 1776

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
  • Nov 16 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean isalnd)
  • Nov 16 British troops capture Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • Nov 18 Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Captain James Cook begins 3rd and last trip to the Pacific

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 14 Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 17 James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer, dies at 66
  • Nov 22 Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 26 Dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies