On This Day

November 1787 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
  • Nov 18 First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
  • Nov 30 Spanish governor leaves the Philippines

Birthdays in History

Louis-Jacques Daguerre

Nov 18 Louis-Jacques Daguerre, French inventor and photographer (daguerreotype), born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France (d. 1851)

  • Nov 21 Samuel Cunard, Canadian-British shipping magnate and founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1865)
  • Nov 22 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), born in Braendekilde, Denmark (d. 1832)
  • Nov 27 Jacob earl van Rechteren van Appeltern, governor of Gelderland

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Robert Lowth, British Bishop of the Church of England and grammarian (A Short Introduction to English Grammar), dies at 76