November 30

Event:
1776
Captain James Cook begins his third and last expedition to the Pacific Ocean

1782 In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles that will end the war for America’s Independence from England.

1784 Richard Henry Lee of Virginia becomes the sixth President of the United States in Congress Assembled under the Articles of Confederation replacing Thomas Mifflin whose one year term had ended. John Hancock succeeds him on November 23, 1785.

1786 Peter Leopold Joseph (Leopold II) of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, issues a penal reform making his country the first to abolish the death penalty.


Celebrated Birth:

William Livingston (b. 1723 – July 25, 1790) New Jersey member of the Continental Congress, Governor of New Jersey, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the Constitution of the United States.

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November 29

Event:
1775
The Committee of Secret Correspondence is created by the Second Continental Congress.
RESOLVED, That a committee of five would be appointed for the sole purpose of corresponding with our friends in Great Britain, and other parts of the world, and that they lay their correspondence before Congress when directed;
RESOLVED, That this Congress will make provision to defray all such expenses as they may arise by carrying on such correspondence, and for the payment of such agents as the said Committee may send on this service.

1777 San Jose, California is founded. It is the first in Spanish Alta California.

1780 Maria Theresa of Austria dies. Her Habsburg dominions pass to her ambitious son, Joseph II, who had become Holy Roman Emperor in 1765.

1781 Because of overcrowding, malnutrition and disease, the slave ship Zong was losing its slave cargo. Captain Collingwood decides to throw the remaining sick overboard feeling that insurance would pay for dead cargo, but not sick. 132 slaves are drowned. The Captain was exposed to insurance fraud and British courts ruled that he could not claim insurance. They also did not prosecute him for murder of the slaves.

Celebrated Birth:
Charles Thomson (b. 1729 – August 16, 1824) secretary of the Continental Congress through its entirety (1774-1789).

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November 28

Event:
1775
The Regulations of the Continental Navy that had been drafted by John Adams is approved by Congress.

1785 The Treaty of Hopewell is signed in Hopewell, South Carolina with the Cherokee Indians. The treaty lays out a Western boundary of settlement for the Colonials.

1785 William Whipple, New Hampshire signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies.

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November 27

Celebrated Birth:
Robert R. Livingston (b. 1746 – February 26, 1813) New York delegate to the Continental Congress, a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, he was recalled by his state before he could sign it.

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November 26

Event:
1778
Captain James Cook becomes the first European explorer to visit Maui in the Hawaiian Island chain.

1782 Having decided to leave Philadelphia due to protests by unpaid army veterans the Continental Congress meets in Annapolis, Maryland.

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November 25

Event:
1783
The last British Troops leave the city of New York.

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November 24

Event:
1781
James Caldwell, an American clergyman, who fought in the Battle of Springfield, is killed by an American sentry in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Caldwell had refused to have a package inspected. The sentry, James Morgan, is hanged for murder on January 29, 1782 in Westfield, New Jersey. There are rumors that he had been bribed to kill the chaplain.

Birth:
1784
Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States.

1787 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer of Silent Night.

Celebrated Birth:
Junípero Serra (b. 1713 – August 28, 1784) Majorcan Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California.

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November 23

Event:
1785
John Hancock of Massachusetts becomes the seventh President of the United States in Congress Assembled under the Articles of Confederation replacing Richard Henry Lee. Nathaniel Gorham succeeds him on June 6, 1786.

Celebrated Birth:
Edward Rutledge (b. 1749 – January 23, 1800) South Carolina member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, Captain Charleston Battalion of Artillery.

Abraham Baldwin (b. 1754 – March 4, 1807) Georgia member of the Continental Congress, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the Constitution.

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November 22

Event:
1783
John Hanson dies. As a delegate of the Continental Congress from Maryland, Hanson was the first man to serve a full term of President of The United States Assembled under the Articles of Confederation.

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November 21

Event:
1783
Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier along with the Marquis d’Arlandes makes the first manned free flight. During the 25-minute flight using a Montgolfier hot air balloon, they traveled 12 kilometers from the Château de la Muette to the Butte-aux-Cailles in the then outskirts of Paris, attaining an altitude of 3000 feet.

1789 North Carolina becomes the twelfth state to ratify the United States Constitution. It is nearly eight months after the First United States Congress begins.

Celebrated Birth:
Josiah Bartlett (b. 1729 – May 19, 1795) – Massachusetts Delegate to the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, signed Article of Confederation, member of the Constitutional Convention.

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