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, born (d. 1903)
  • Nov 17 Willem Coenen, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 23 Johannes van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid and Gas States), born in Leiden, Netherlands (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