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 artist (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 Achille-Charles, duc de Broglie, French PM (1835-36)

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