On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1797

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestSojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], African-American abolitionist and feminist, born in Swartekill, New York (d. 1883) [birth date is approximate]

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)
1797 Highlights

About November 18, 1797

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 223 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio