What Happened in November 1842

Historical Events

  • Nov 8 Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
  • Nov 9 The first U.S. design patent for typefaces and borders was issued to George Bruce of New York City
  • Nov 17 Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston
  • Nov 17 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
  • Nov 22 Mount St Helens in Washington erupts
  • Nov 26 The University of Notre Dame is founded.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Otto Reubke, German composer, brother of Julius Reubke (d. 1913)
  • Nov 4 William Barker Cushing, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), (d. 1874)
  • Nov 14 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
  • Nov 22 Anna S Barbiers, actress (Uncle Tom)
  • Nov 23 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 4 U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln (23) weds US president Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 14 Henry de Cock, reform vicar, dies at 41
  • Nov 15 Joseph Rastrelli, composer, dies at 43
  • Nov 24 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92