On This Day

What Happened in November 1811

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 El Salvador's 1st battle against Spain for independence

Victory in Battle

Nov 7 Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

  • Nov 11 Cartagena Colombia declares independence from Spain

Coup d'état

Nov 15 José Miguel Carrera takes control of the Chilean government in a coup d’état becoming the country's first President


Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 7 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Bouquet), born in Miletín, Austria (d. 1870)
  • Nov 10 Louis Kufferath, German-Belgian composer, born in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany (d. 1882)
  • Nov 11 Ben McCulloch, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Rutherford County, Tennessee (d. 1862)
  • Nov 13 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Petrograd (d. 1898)
  • Nov 19 John Ancrum Winslow, American naval officer (Mexican–American War), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1873)
  • Nov 24 Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
  • Nov 24 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
  • Nov 26 Zeng Guofan, Chinese statesman, military general and Confucian scholar of the late Qing dynasty, born in Xiangxiang, Hunan Province, Qing Empire (d. 1872)
  • Nov 28 Maximilian II of Bavaria, King of Bavaria (1848-64), born in Munich (d. 1864)
  • Nov 29 Wendell Phillips, American abolitionist, women's suffrage advocate and prison reformer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1884)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 8 Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies, dies at 47
  • Nov 21 Heinrich W von Kleist, German playwright, dies at 34
  • Nov 27 Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)