What Happened in November 1856

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 A British fleet bombards Canton.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 James Buchanan elected 15th US president

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • Nov 16 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • Nov 17 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, born in Glasgow (d. 1918)
  • Nov 6 Nicholas Nikolajevitsj, ruler of Russia
  • Nov 7 Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin, Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878)
  • Nov 13 Louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)
  • Nov 13 Sigwart Aspestrand, composer
  • Nov 18 Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia (d. 1929)
  • Nov 22 Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th President of Mormon church
  • Nov 25 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia)
  • Nov 28 Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer
  • Nov 29 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German Chancellor/premier Prussia

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
  • Nov 17 William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 20 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81