On This Day

What Happened in November 1808

Historical Events

  • Nov 10 Osage Treaty / Treaty of Fort Clark, Osage Nation cedes territory in Missouri and Arkansas to the US

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 John Taylor, American religious leader (3rd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), born in Milnthorpe, Westmorland, England (d. 1887)
  • Nov 2 Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly, French writer and critic, born in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, France (d. 1889)
  • Nov 17 Alberich Zwyssig, Swiss monk and composer (Swiss psalm - Swiss National Anthem), born in Bauen, Switzerland (d. 1854)
  • Nov 18 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1877)
  • Nov 22 Thomas Cook, British founder and CEO of Thomas Cook & Son travel agency (Cook Travel Bureau), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1892)
  • Nov 27 Hugh W. Mercer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1877)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian and clergyman, dies at 85
  • Nov 10 Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, British soldier and administrator (Governor of Quebec 1768-1778), dies at 84
  • Nov 16 Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29
  • Nov 17 David Zeisberger, Moravian clergyman and missionary, dies at 87
  • Nov 17 Mustafa IV, 29th Sultan of Ottoman Empire (1807-08), dies at 29