On This Day

November 1776 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
  • Nov 16 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean isalnd)
  • Nov 16 British troops capture Fort Washington during American Revolution
  • Nov 18 Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 14 Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis

Deaths in History

  • Nov 17 James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer, dies at 66
  • Nov 26 Dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies