On This Day

November 1778 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 11 British Soldiers and Loyalists, allied with Iroquois and Seneca raiders, slaughter 40 in the "Cherry Valley Massacre" in central New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 British explorer Captain James Cook is the first European to visit Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Gustav IV Adolf, King of Sweden (1792-1809), born in Stockholm Palace, Sweden (d. 1837)
  • Nov 25 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer, born in Birmingham (d. 1856)
  • Nov 27 John Murray II, Scottish publisher (publisher Lord Byron) (d. 1843)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 9 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, dies at 58
  • Nov 20 Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit priest and scientist, dies at 52