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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Captain James Cook begins 3rd and last trip to the Pacific

Explorer James Cook
James Cook

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