What Happened in November 1837

Historical Events

  • Nov 7 In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.
  • Nov 8 Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women
  • Nov 15 Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system
  • Nov 19 Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens
  • Nov 21 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. (1891)
  • Nov 9 Alfred Holmes, composer
  • Nov 9 Gerrit Jan van Heek, textile factory/politician
  • Nov 13 James T. Rapier, American politician (d. 1883)
  • Nov 17 David Capriles, director of psychiatry of Monte Christo, Curacao
  • Nov 17 Derk J A Haspels, Dutch actor
  • Nov 17 Willem Coenen, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 23 Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • Nov 28 John Wesley Hyatt, inventor (celluloid)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist, dies at 69