On This Day

What Happened in November 1777

Historical Events

Articles of Confederation

Nov 15 Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, is approved by the Continental Congress

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Fortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski, Polish actor, comedist, translator, editor of humour magazines, born near Nowogródek, Poland (d. 1822)
  • Nov 2 Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom, 5th daughter of King George III, born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1848)
  • Nov 8 Désirée Clary, Queen of Sweden and Norway (1818-44), born in Marseille, France (d. 1860)
  • Nov 28 Augsut Kestner, German art collector and diplomat, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1853)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 10 Cornstalk, Shawnee chief
  • Nov 30 Jean-Marie Leclair le cadet (the younger), French composer, dies at 74