On This Day

November 1796 in History

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 3 John Adams elected as 2nd president of the United States of America

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Nov 17 Battle of Arcole ends in Venice: French forces, under Brigadier General Napoleon Bonaparte defeat an Austrian force led by József Alvinczi after a 3 day battle

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 6 George Back, English sea officer and explorer (North Canada), born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1878)

Deaths in History


Person of interestCatherine the Great

Nov 6 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], German-born Empress of Russia (1762-96) who expanded the Russian empire, dies of a stroke at 67

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great