Historical Events in November 1872

  • 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