What Happened in November 1799

Historical Events

Coup d'état

Nov 9 Napoleon Bonaparte pulls off a coup and becomes the dictator of France under the title of First Consul

  • Nov 12 Andrew Ellicott makes the first known record of a meteor shower observation in the U.S, from a ship off the coast of Florida Keys

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 William Sprague III, American politician (U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1842-44)), born in Cranston, Rhode Island (d. 1856)
  • Nov 9 Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1877)
  • Nov 17 Titian Ramsey Peale, American artist and naturalist (American Ornithology)
  • Nov 19 René Caillé, French explorer and the first European to return alive from the town of Timbuktu, born in Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, Deux-Sèvres, France (d. 1838)
  • Nov 19 René Caillié, French explorer (1st European to return alive from Timbuktu), born in Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon, France (d. 1838)
  • Nov 29 Amos Bronson Alcott, American educator and poet (Concord Days), born in Wolcott, Connecticut (d. 1888)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 22 Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed