November 1872 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 5 American women's right to vote advocate Susan B. Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 5 Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US President

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 7 Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.
  • Nov 9 The Great Boston Fire of 1872. Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • Nov 18 American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Suffragette Susan Brownell Anthony is arrested by a U.S. Deputy Marshal and charged with illegally voting

  • Nov 19 E.D. Barbour of Boston is awarded the first U.S. patent for the first 'calculator', an adding machine capable of printing totals and subtotals
  • Nov 22 Franz Grillparzer's "Die Judin von Toledo" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 29 Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Wilfred Trotter, Coleford Gloucestershire, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck
  • Nov 9 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)
  • Nov 11 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1947)
  • Nov 15 Robert marquess of Flers, French author (Habit Vert)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 John McCrae, Guelph Ontario, Canadian physician, soldier and poet (In Flanders Fields)

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae

Deaths in History

  • Nov 7 Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
  • Nov 23 Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), US poet/Comanche chief, dies
  • Nov 28 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • Nov 29 Cornelius Kreighoff, Canadian, dies
  • Nov 29 Horace Greeley, US founder/publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61