On This Day

What Happened in November 1784

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette and his descendants
  • Nov 26 Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of the United States established

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 15 Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia (1807-13), born in Ajaccio, Corsica (d. 1860)

Zachary Taylor

Nov 24 Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (1849-50) and major general in the Mexican–American War, born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)

  • Nov 24 Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss traveller and orientalist, 1st European to discover Petra and Abu Simbel, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1817)
  • Nov 28 Ferdinand Ries, German composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1838)