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
Sacagawea

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