On This Day

November 1731 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 8 In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st library in the north American colonies, the Library Company of Philadelphia

  • Nov 30 Beijing hit by an earthquake; about 100,000 die

Birthdays in History

Benjamin Banneker

Nov 9 Benjamin Banneker, African American mathematician and surveyor of Washington, D.C., born in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland (d. 1806

  • Nov 26 William Cowper, English pre-romantic poet (His Task), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1800)