What Happened in November 1786

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Historical Events

  • Nov 7 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

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Nov 30 Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II promulgates a penal reform, making his the 1st state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 commemorated as Cities for Life Day.

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 7 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, born in Sanaüja, Spain (d. 1853)
  • Nov 10 Carl Eberwein, German composer and violinist, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1868)
  • Nov 12 John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
  • Nov 18 Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor
  • Nov 18 Carl Maria von Weber, German romantic composer (Der Freischutz), [or 19]

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 30 Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish military leader and colonial administrator (Spanish Governor of Louisiana and Cuba, 1777-83, Viceroy of New Spain, 1785-6), dies of typhus at 40