On This Day

November 1771 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 4 Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 16 West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 11 Ephraim McDowell, American physician and surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery), born in Rockbridge, Virginia (d. 1830)

Marie Francois Xavier Bichat

Nov 14 Marie Fran├žois Xavier bichat, French anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), born in Paris (d. 1802)

  • Nov 22 Paulus Roelof Cantz'laar, Dutch naval officer and colonial governor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1831)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Hermanus Noordkerk, Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • Nov 6 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), dies at 75