On This Day

What Happened in November 1789

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname
  • Nov 5 French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law

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Nov 6 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States

Pope Pius VI
Pope
Pius VI
  • Nov 8 Bourbon Whiskey 1st distilled from corn by Elijah Craig in Bourbon, Kentucky

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Nov 13 Benjamin Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

USABill of Rights

Nov 20 New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights

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The bill of rights as it was created on September 25, 1789
The bill of rights as it was created on September 25, 1789
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  • Nov 21 North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state
  • Nov 26 1st national Thanksgiving in America

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 13 Jean Martin de Ron, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1817)