What Happened in November 1805

Historical Events

  • Nov 7 Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 11 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Nov 16 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
  • Nov 18 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
  • Nov 19 Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 20 Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fidelio", his only opera, premieres in Vienna

  • Nov 26 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Alessandro Nini, composer
  • Nov 7 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor, born in Buerton, Cheshire, England (d. 1870)
  • Nov 14 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, born in Hamburg, (d. 1847)
  • Nov 19 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat (built Suez Canal)
  • Nov 22 Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1877)
  • Nov 28 John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, French sentimental writer (Les Épreuves du sentiment), dies at 87
  • Nov 8 Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87