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Historical Events in November 1798

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Nov 8 Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone is sentenced to death by hanging for his part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Tone requests to be shot instead so as to die a soldier's death.

Irish Republican and Revolutionary Wolfe Tone
Irish Republican and Revolutionary
Wolfe Tone
  • Nov 16 Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress
  • Nov 17 -21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die
  • Nov 27 Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail