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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 Andrew Jackson admitted to the bar

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • 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, composer

Person of interestSojourner Truth

Nov 18 Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], African-American abolitionist and feminist, born in Swartekill, New York (d. 1883)

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth

Person of interestLouis-Jacques Daguerre

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

Photographer and Inventor Louis-Jacques Daguerre
Photographer and Inventor
Louis-Jacques Daguerre
  • Nov 21 Samuel Cunard, founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)
  • 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/composer ("Silent Night")
  • Nov 27 Christian Rummel, composer
  • Nov 27 Jacob earl van Rechteren van Appeltern, governor of Gelderland

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Robert Lowth, British bishop and grammarian (b. 1710)
  • Nov 15 Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, composer (IphigĂ©nie Tauride), dies at 73
  • Nov 23 Anton Schweitzer, composer, dies at 52