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November 1718 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire
Enlightenment Philosopher

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 13 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, born in Chiswick, England (d. 1792)

Deaths in History

Person of interestBlackbeard

Nov 22 Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38

Pirate Blackbeard