On This Day

What Happened in November 1801

Historical Events

  • Nov 10 Kentucky outlaws duelling
  • Nov 16 First edition of New York Evening Post

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Karl Baedeker, German publisher (known for guidebooks for tourists), born in Essen, Germany (d. 1859)
  • Nov 3 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma), born in Catania, Sicily (d. 1835)

Person of interestGail Borden

Nov 9 Gail Borden, American manufacturer and inventor of condensed milk, born in Norwich, New York (d. 1874)

Inventor of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • Nov 10 Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer, born in Lugansk, Russian Empire (d. 1872)
  • Nov 10 Samuel Gridley Howe, United States physician, abolitionist, and advocate of education for the blind, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • Nov 13 Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Queen consort of Prussia (1840-61), born in Munich (d. 1873)
  • Nov 13 Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Queen of Saxony, born in Munich (d. 1877)
  • Nov 24 Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
  • Nov 27 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1848)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 William Shippen, American physician and delegate to the Continental Congress, dies at 89
  • Nov 5 Norinaga Motoori, Japanese scientist, dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 9 Carl Philipp Stamitz, German composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 24 Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)
  • Nov 28 Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)