What Happened in November 1834

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin sails from Valparaiso

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • Nov 21 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
  • Nov 23 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres
  • Nov 25 Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 Jose Hernandez, Argentina poet (MartinFierro)
  • Nov 10 Wager Swayne, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1902)
  • Nov 13 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)
  • Nov 17 Stephen Hinsdale Weed, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1863)
  • Nov 19 Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)
  • Nov 20 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 21 henrietta (Hetty) Green, American financier (Witch of Wall Street), born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • Nov 21 Joseph Jackson Bartlett, American attorney, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1893)
  • Nov 25 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer
  • Nov 29 Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, American civil engineer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Vermont (d. 1864)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19 US President Franklin Pierce (30) weds Jane Pierce (28) in Amherst, New Hampshire

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Aernout Drost, Dutch literary/founder (The Guide), dies at 24