What Happened in November 1872

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 American women's right to vote advocate Susan B. Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 7 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.
  • Nov 9 The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • Nov 18 American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting

  • Nov 19 E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first 'calculator', an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals
  • Nov 22 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 29 Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
  • Nov 30 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Paul Panzer, actor (Cat's Paw, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin)
  • Nov 3 Wilfred Trotter, Coleford Gloucestershire, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck
  • Nov 4 Herman Finck, composer
  • Nov 9 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)
  • Nov 11 Maude K Adams, US, actress (Baldwin's Theatre)
  • Nov 11 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1947)
  • Nov 15 Robert marquess of Flers, French author (Habit Vert)
  • Nov 29 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 John McCrae, Guelph Ontario, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields)

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
  • Nov 23 Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies
  • Nov 28 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • Nov 29 Cornelius Kreighoff, Canadian, dies
  • Nov 29 Giovanni Tadolini, composer, dies at 83
  • Nov 29 Horace Greeley, US founder/publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61