On This Day

What Happened in November 1820

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Cuenca (Santa Ana de los RĂ­os de Cuenca), Ecuador, declares independence

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 James Monroe re-elected US president

5th US President James Monroe
5th US President
James Monroe
  • Nov 18 Antarctica sighted by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Robert Vinkler Richardson, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Granville County, North Carolina (d. 1870)
  • Nov 9 Matthias de Vries, Dutch linguist (spelling), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1892)
  • Nov 23 John Willis Ellis, Governor (Confederacy) (d. 1861)
  • Nov 23 Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)
  • Nov 28 Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher (Communism), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Nov 28 Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Enfield, North Carolina (d. 1862)