On This Day

November 1798 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 8 Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone is sentenced to death by hanging for his part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Tone requests to be shot instead so as to die a soldier's death.

Irish Republican and Revolutionary Wolfe Tone
Irish Republican and Revolutionary
Wolfe Tone
  • Nov 16 Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress
  • Nov 17 Beginning of a 5 day New England Blizzard that covers thousands of houses and kills hundreds
  • Nov 27 Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Benjamin Guinness, Irish brewer and philanthropist, born in Dublin (d. 1868)
  • Nov 3 Mason James Murray, American senator and Confederate diplomat (Trent Affair), born in Fairfax, Virginia (d. 1871)
  • Nov 5 Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Italian princess of the House of Bourbon, born in Caserta Palace, Caserta, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1870)
  • Nov 29 Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877)

Deaths in History


BattleWolfe Tone

Nov 19 Wolfe Tone, Irish republican and revolutionary figure (United Irishmen), dies at 35 in unclear circumstances on the day he was to be hanged

Irish Republican and Revolutionary Wolfe Tone
Irish Republican and Revolutionary
Wolfe Tone