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
Charles Darwin
  • Nov 14 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months
  • 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, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Nov 13 Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)
  • Nov 17 Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (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, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1893)
  • Nov 25 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer
  • Nov 29 Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

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