On This Day

What Happened in November 1799

Historical Events


BattleCoup d'état

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

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 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/naturalist (American Ornithology)
  • Nov 29 Amos Bronson Alcott, US educator/poet (Concord Days)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 22 Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed