On This Day

What Happened in November 1795

Historical Events

  • Nov 20 Curacao government forbids slave work on Sunday
  • Nov 28 US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJames Knox Polk

Nov 2 James Knox Polk, 11th US President (Democrat: 1845-49), born in Pineville, North Carolina (d. 1849)

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • Nov 9 Walter Geikie, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1837)
  • Nov 24 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
  • Nov 26 Carl Philipp Fohr, German painter and cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1818)
  • Nov 26 Cornelis Pieter Jacob Elout, Dutch military and President of West Sumatra, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1843)C
  • Nov 28 Adolf Bernhard Marx, German composer, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1866)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 25 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Jiří Antonín Benda, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 73
  • Nov 15 Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)
  • Nov 19 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62