On This Day

What Happened in November 1786

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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.

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 Bishop, British composer and conductor, born in London (d. 1855)

Carl Maria von Weber

Nov 18 Carl Maria von Weber, German pianist, romantic composer (Der Freischutz; Oberon), and lithographer, born in Eutin, Bishopric of Lübeck, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) (d. 1826)

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