On This Day

What Happened in November 1796

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Nov 3 John Adams elected as 2nd president of the United States of America

Victory in Battle

Nov 17 Battle of Arcole ends in Venice: French forces, under Brigadier General Napoleon Bonaparte defeat an Austrian force led by József Alvinczi after a 3 day battle


Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 6 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (North Canada), born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1878)
  • Nov 14 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, born in Arpino (d. 1868)
  • Nov 19 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1875)
  • Nov 30 Carl Loewe, German composer, born in Löbejün, Germany (d. 1869)

Famous Deaths

Catherine the Great

Nov 6 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], German-born Empress of Russia (1762-96) who expanded the Russian empire, dies of a stroke at 67