November 1851 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 9 Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
  • Nov 11 Alvan Clark patents telescope
  • Nov 13 1st meeting of anti-revolutionary "Netherlands & Orange"
  • Nov 13 Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
  • Nov 13 The Denny Party lands at Alki Point, the first settlers of what would become Seattle, Washington.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville first published by Harper and Brothers in the US

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)
  • Nov 6 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal) (d. 1902)
  • Nov 7 Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)
  • Nov 20 Queen Margherita of Italy (d. 1926)
  • Nov 21 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal

Deaths in History

  • Nov 18 Ernst August, duke of Cumberland/king of Hanover (1837-51), dies at 80
  • Nov 26 Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)