What Happened in November 1850

Historical Events

  • Nov 6 1st Hawaiian fire engine
  • Nov 6 Yerba Buena & Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

  • Nov 29 The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, which took over the leadership of German Confederation.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
  • Nov 8 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • Nov 9 Lewis Lewin, Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacologist
  • Nov 12 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 13 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • Nov 20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer
  • Nov 26 Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Gustav Schwab, German writer, dies at 58
  • Nov 5 Ferdinand KJ, archduke of Austria, dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)