On This Day

November 1791 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 Battle at Wabash: Indians assault general St Clair, 637 soldiers killed
  • Nov 15 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 1st US cabinet meeting, held at George Washington's home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of War Henry Knox, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph attend.

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
  • Nov 29 Chatham Islands sighted by HMS Chatham commanded by William Broughton

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 11 Josef Munzinger, Swiss Federal Councillor, born in Olten, Switzerland (d. 1855)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Maj. General Richard Butler, American soldier dies in battle against Native American forces during St. Clair's Defeat, at 48