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November 1805 in History

Events in History


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Nov 7 Lewis and Clark Expedition first sights the Pacific Ocean at the mouth of the Columbia River

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis
Interpreter and Guide Sacagawea
Interpreter and Guide
Sacagawea
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 11 Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Nov 16 Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
  • Nov 18 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
  • Nov 19 Lewis and Clark expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west
  • Nov 26 Official opening of Thomas Telford's Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, carrying the Llangollen canal 126 feet above the River Dee

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 7 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor, born in Buerton, Cheshire, England (d. 1870)
  • Nov 19 Ferdinand de Lesseps, French diplomat (built Suez Canal), born in Versailles, French Empire (d. 1894)
  • Nov 22 Benjamin Huger, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1877)
  • Nov 28 John Stephens, American explorer and archaeologist (pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America), born in Shrewsbury, New Jersey (d. 1852)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d'Arnaud, French sentimental writer (Les Épreuves du sentiment), dies at 87
  • Nov 8 Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87