November 1865 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
  • Nov 6 Maastricht-Venlo railway opens in Netherlands
  • Nov 6 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
  • Nov 11 Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
  • Nov 11 Thomas Robertson's "Society" premieres in London
  • Nov 11 Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.
  • Nov 13 PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport
  • Nov 13 US issues 1st gold certificates

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Nov 18 Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

Author Mark Twain
Mark Twain
  • Nov 21 Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC

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Nov 26 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in USA

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Nov 26 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Warren Gamaliel Harding, Ohio, (R) 29th pres (1921-23)

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Nov 2 Warren G. Harding, 29th US President (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio (d. 1923)

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Nov 17 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins)
  • Nov 27 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombia, poet (Nocturno III)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 10 Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty
  • Nov 12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
  • Nov 17 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (b. 1813)
  • Nov 23 René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75
  • Nov 25 Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies
  • Nov 29 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman, dies at 69