On This Day

Events in History in November 1775

  • Nov 7 Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
  • Nov 10 The Second Continental Congress forms Continental Marines, precursor to the United States Marine Corps

Historic Event

Nov 11 Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war

  • Nov 12 General Washington forbids recruiting officers from enlisting black troops
  • Nov 13 American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
  • Nov 14 -15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces
  • Nov 24 Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army
  • Nov 28 Second Continental Congress formally establishes the Continental Navy
  • Nov 29 Sir James Jay invents invisible ink