November 1832 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 14 First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts
  • Nov 15 Felix Mendelssohn's "Reformation" premieres
  • Nov 23 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
  • Nov 24 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
  • Nov 26 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 William Woods Averell, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • Nov 7 Andrew Dickson White, educator/1st president of Cornell
  • Nov 9 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)
  • Nov 18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)
  • Nov 22 George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor/women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War)
  • Nov 26 Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)


Deaths in History

  • Nov 14 Charles Carroll, large landowner/signed Declaration of Independence, dies at 95
  • Nov 14 Rasmus Rask, Danish language scholar, dies at 44
  • Nov 15 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63