What Happened in November 1853

Historical Events

  • Nov 9 Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of Sun
  • Nov 17 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
  • Nov 28 Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Jose Santos Zelaya, (L), ruler of Nicaragua (1893-1910)
  • Nov 9 Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906)
  • Nov 12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • Nov 13 John Drew Jr., American Shakespearean actor (The Big Bonanza), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1927)
  • Nov 21 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17)
  • Nov 24 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921)
  • Nov 28 Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Alexander Stadtfeld, composer, dies at 27
  • Nov 15 Queen Maria II of Portugal (b. 1819)
  • Nov 23 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 23 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor, dies at 67