Historical Events in November 1789

  • Nov 5 Fleeing slaves under Bonni attack military post on Suriname
  • Nov 5 French National Meeting declares all citizens equal under law
  • Nov 6 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • Nov 8 Bourbon Whiskey 1st distilled from corn by Elijah Craig in Bourbon, Kentucky
  • Nov 13 Ben Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"
  • Nov 20 New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights
  • Nov 21 North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state
  • Nov 26 1st national Thanksgiving in America