Category: "November"

November 30

1016 - English King Edmund II died.  1700 - 8,000 Swedish troops under King Charles XII defeated an army of at least 50,000 Russians at the Battle of Narva. King Charles XII died on this day.  1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary… more »

November 29

1530 - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, former adviser to England's King Henry VIII, died.  1864 - The Sand Creek Massacre occurred in Colorado when a militia led by Colonel John Chivington, killed at least 400 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians who had… more »

November 28

1520 - Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.  1582 - William Shakespeare and Anne… more »

November 27

1684 - Japan's shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa was born.  1701 - Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer.  1779 - The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally… more »

November 26

1716 - The first lion to be exhibited in America went on display in Boston, MA.  1731 - English poet William Cowper was born. He is best known for "The Poplar Trees" and "The Task."  1789 - U.S. President Washington set aside this day to observe the… more »
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