November 1855 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 Eugene V. Debs, Terre Haute, Indiana, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (d. 1926)
  • Nov 5 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere)
  • Nov 6 Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)
  • Nov 7 Edwin H Hall, US physicist (Hall effect)
  • Nov 10 Josiah Royce, US, philosopher (conception of God)
  • Nov 30 Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of Agriculture/Finance

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart (22) weds Flora Cooke in Fort Riley, Kansas

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart

Deaths in History

  • Nov 11 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (b. 1813)
  • Nov 26 Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56