On This Day

November 1695 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 20 Zumbi, the last King of the Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed and decapitated, his head displayed on a pike to dispel any legends of his immortality

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 10 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), born in Old Sarum, Wiltshire (d. 1771)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 16 Pierre Nicole, French philosopher (b. 1625)
  • Nov 28 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian, dies at 62
  • Nov 29 James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, Scottish lawyer and statesman (b. 1619)