What Happened in November 1787

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
  • Nov 18 First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
  • Nov 30 Spanish governor leaves the Philippines

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), born in London, England (d. 1833)
  • Nov 17 Michele Carafa, Italian opera composer (Le nozze di Lammermoor), born in Naples, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1872)

Louis-Jacques Daguerre

Nov 18 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (daguerreotype), born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France (d. 1851)

  • Nov 21 Samuel Cunard, Canadian-British shipping magnate and founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1865)
  • Nov 22 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), born in Braendekilde, Denmark (d. 1832)
  • Nov 25 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (Silent Night), born in Hochberg, Austria (d. 1863)
  • Nov 27 Christian Rummel, German conductor and composer, born in Gollachostheim, Bavaria (d. 1849)
  • Nov 27 Jacob earl van Rechteren van Appeltern, governor of Gelderland

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Robert Lowth, British Bishop of the Church of England and grammarian (A Short Introduction to English Grammar), dies at 76
  • Nov 15 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer (IphigĂ©nie Tauride), dies at 73
  • Nov 23 Anton Schweitzer, German composer, dies at 52