What Happened in November 1819

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Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Māori Chiefs Hongi Hika and Rewa sell 13,000 acres (5260 hectares) at Kerikeri to the Church Missionary Society for 48 felling axes, New Zealand

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Josef Rudolf Zavrtal, composer
  • Nov 10 Cyrus West Field, financier/success of 1st transatlantic cable
  • Nov 22 George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], English author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 1880)
  • Nov 23 Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Belleville, Virginia (d. 1901)
  • Nov 23 Josiah Dwight Whitney, Northampton Massachusetts, American Geologist who led the California Geological Survey (Mount Whitney and Whitney Glacier are named for him)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Dirk van den Boetzelaer, regent of Holland, dies at 55
  • Nov 15 Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)