On This Day

Historical Events in November 1805

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Nov 7 Lewis and Clark Expedition first sights the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River

Interpreter and Guide Sacagawea
Interpreter and Guide

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 11 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Nov 16 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
  • Nov 18 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
  • Nov 19 Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 20 Ludwig van Beethoven's "Fidelio", his only opera, premieres in Vienna

  • Nov 26 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee