On This Day

November 1786 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

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.

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