On This Day

November 1765 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies
  • Nov 23 People of Frederick County, Maryland, refuse to pay British Stamp tax

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), born in Caen, France (d. 1836)

Person of interestRobert Fulton

Nov 14 Robert Fulton, American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), born in Little Britain, Pennsylvania (d. 1815)

Commercial Steamboat Inventor Robert Fulton
Commercial Steamboat Inventor
Robert Fulton
  • Nov 17 Étienne-Jacques-Joseph-Alexandre MacDonald, French marshal (d. 1840)
  • Nov 20 Thomas Fremantle, British naval officer, born in Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1819)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 30 George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)