On This Day

November 1817 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 20 First Seminole War begins in Florida
  • Nov 25 First sword swallower in US performs (NYC)
  • Nov 27 US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Claudius W. Sears, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Peru, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • Nov 8 Théodore-Joseph Canneel, Flemish painter, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1892)
  • Nov 9 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, American Major General (Union Army), born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • Nov 12 Bahá'u'lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
  • Nov 21 Richard B. Garnett, American Confederate Brigadier General, born in Essex County, Virginia (d. 1863)
  • Nov 24 Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
  • Nov 25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author, born in Bristol, New York (d. 1911)

Person of interestTheodor Mommsen

Nov 30 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Imperial Lives, Nobel Prize in Literature 1902), born in Garding, Duchy of Schleswig (d. 1903)

Historian Theodor Mommsen
Historian
Theodor Mommsen

Deaths in History

  • Nov 8 Andrea Appiani, Italian royal painter (Napoleon), dies at 63
  • Nov 14 Policarpa Salavarrieta, Colombian revolutionary (b. 1795)