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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Nov 13 Benjamin Franklin writes "Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes"

Bill of Rights

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