On This Day

November 1786 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II promulgates a penal reform, making his the 1st state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 commemorated as Cities for Life Day.

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 12 John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 30 Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish military leader and colonial administrator (Spanish Governor of Louisiana and Cuba, 1777-83, Viceroy of New Spain, 1785-6), dies of typhus at 40