On This Day

What Happened in November 1785

Historical Events

  • Nov 17 Church of England organizes in New England
  • Nov 28 The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Frederich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1849)
  • Nov 2 Johann Leopold Fuchs, German pianist and composer, born in Dessau (d. 1853)
  • Nov 13 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • Nov 18 David Wilkie, British painter, born in Pitlessie Fife, Scotland (d. 1841)

Person of interestWilliam Beaumont

Nov 21 William Beaumont, American surgeon and father of gastric physiology, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1853)

  • Nov 23 Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53)
  • Nov 28 Victor de Broglie, 3rd Duke of Broglie, 14th Prime Minister of France (1835-36), born in Paris (d. 1870)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 16 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, dies at 76
  • Nov 18 Louis Philip I, Duke of OrlĂ©ans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)
  • Nov 19 Bernard de Bury, French musician and composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 25 Richard Glover, British poet, dies at about 73
  • Nov 28 William Whipple, merchant/judge/signer (US Declaration of Independence), dies at 55