Historical Events in November 1879

  • Nov 2 In a 6-day footrace a Mr Weston loses to a horse, 900 to 885 km
  • Nov 4 Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus
  • Nov 4 James Ritty patents first cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon
  • Nov 6 Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day
  • Nov 19 National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what "is" a trotter
  • Nov 28 Battle at Lydenburg South Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu