What Happened in November 1855

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls, in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Guido Adler, Austria, musicologist (Still in the Music)
  • Nov 5 Eugene V. Debs, Terre Haute, Indiana, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (d. 1926)
  • Nov 5 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere)
  • Nov 6 Eduard Yosif Kotek, composer
  • Nov 6 Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)
  • Nov 7 Edwin H Hall, US physicist (Hall effect)
  • Nov 10 Josiah Royce, US, philosopher (conception of God)
  • Nov 13 Daniel F Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist/banker
  • Nov 19 Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883)
  • Nov 30 Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of Agriculture/Finance

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart (22) weds Flora Cooke in Fort Riley, Kansas

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 11 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (b. 1813)
  • Nov 26 Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56