November 1868 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
  • Nov 3 First black Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 3 Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 11 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
  • Nov 13 American Philological Association organized in NY
  • Nov 23 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 27 Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

  • Nov 30 The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • Nov 9 Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken)
  • Nov 10 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1957)
  • Nov 11 Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist
  • Nov 22 John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 19 Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)