On This Day

November 1753 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 30 Benjamin Franklin receives the Godfrey Copley medal "on account of his curious Experiments and Observations on Electricity"

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 August Gottlieb Meißner, German Enlightenment author who helped develop the detective story genre in German literature, born in Bautzen, Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1807)
  • Nov 6 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1802)
  • Nov 22 Dugald Stewart, Scottish philosopher and mathematician (Scottish common sense), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1828)