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

James Knox Polk

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

  • 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

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