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Events in History

  • Nov 3 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]

Birthdays in History


Person of interestEdmond Halley

Nov 8 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), born in Haggerston, Middlesex (d. 1742) [OS 29 Oct]

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • Nov 9 Paul Aler, French jesuit and poet (Gradus ad Parnassum), born in Luxembourg (d. 1727)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock


Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Johan IV, duke of Braganca/king of Portugal (1640-56), dies at 52
  • Nov 6 Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)