On This Day

What Happened in November 1791

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Battle at Wabash: Indians assault general St Clair, 637 soldiers killed
  • Nov 15 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens

Historic Event

Nov 26 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington's home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph attend.

  • Nov 29 Chatham Islands sighted by HMS Chatham commanded by William Broughton

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 11 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor, born in Olten, Switzerland (d. 1855)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Maj. General Richard Butler, American soldier dies in battle against Native American forces during St. Clair's Defeat, at 48