On This Day

November 1794 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 French troops conquer Maastricht
  • Nov 7 French troops conquer Nijmegen
  • Nov 9 Russian troops occupy Warsaw
  • Nov 19 Jakobin Club forms in Paris
  • Nov 19 Jay Treaty, first US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
  • Nov 21 Honolulu Harbor discovered
  • Nov 22 Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision and wearing of beards

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 William Cullen Bryant, American poet (Thanatopsis), born in Cummington, Massachusetts (d. 1878)
  • Nov 17 George Grote, British historian (History of Greece), born in Clay Hill, England (d. 1871)
  • Nov 17 John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1873)
  • Nov 23 Joan F Van Oordt, vicar (Groninger direction)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 18 2nd Earl Grey Charles Grey (30) weds only daughter of 1st Baron Ponsonby Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman, dies at 79
  • Nov 14 Pieter Nieuwland, Dutch scientist and mathematician (known as "Dutch Isaac Newton"), dies at 30

Person of interestJohn Witherspoon

Nov 15 John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71

Presbyterian Minister John Witherspoon
Presbyterian Minister
John Witherspoon
  • Nov 17 Jacques François Dugommier, French general, dies at 56
  • Nov 22 John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)

Person of interestFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben

Nov 28 Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian-American military officer (major general of the Continental Army), dies at 64

Major General of the Continental Army Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Major General of the Continental Army
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben