Today in History for November 1781
Events 1 - 3 of 3
5th - John Hanson elected 1st "President of US in Congress assembled"
13th - English troops occupy Negapatam Ceylon
29th - The crew of the slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance.
Birthdays 1 - 5 of 5
3rd - Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer
18th - Felice Blangini, composer
20th - Karl F Eichhorn, German law historian
29th - Andres Bello, Venezuela poet/diplomat/scholar (Silvas Americanas)
30th - Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)
Deaths 1 - 4 of 4
2nd - Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78
4th - Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (b. 1721)
22nd - John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57
24th - James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)