On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1765

  • Nov 4 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), born in Caen, France (d. 1836)

Person of interestRobert Fulton

Nov 14 Robert Fulton, American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), born in Little Britain, Pennsylvania (d. 1815)

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • Nov 17 Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • Nov 20 Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer, born in Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1819)