On This Day

November 1785 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 17 Church of England organizes in New England
  • Nov 28 The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the Confederation Congress of the United States of America and the Cherokee people

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 13 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • Nov 18 David Wilkie, British painter, born in Pitlessie Fife, Scotland (d. 1841)

Person of interestWilliam Beaumont

Nov 21 William Beaumont, American surgeon and father of gastric physiology, born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1853)

  • Nov 23 Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53)
  • Nov 28 Victor de Broglie, 3rd Duke of Broglie, 14th Prime Minister of France (1835-36), born in Paris (d. 1870)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 16 Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, dies at 76
  • Nov 18 Louis Philip I, Duke of OrlĂ©ans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)
  • Nov 25 Richard Glover, British poet, dies at about 73
  • Nov 28 William Whipple, merchant/judge/signer (US Declaration of Independence), dies at 55