On This Day

What Happened in November 1818

Historical Events

  • Nov 21 Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1891)
  • Nov 4 Alexander Robert Lawton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)

Benjamin Butler

Nov 5 Benjamin Butler, American Major General (Union Army), Governor of Massachusetts (1883-84) and US presidential candidate (Greenback anti-monopoly ticket), born in Deerfield, New Hampshire (d. 1893)

  • Nov 7 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physiologist, co-discoverer of nerve action potential and founder of modern electrophysiology, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1896)
  • Nov 9 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), born in Oryol, Russian Empire (d. 1883)
  • Nov 22 Samuel Gibbs French, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Mullica Hill, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • Nov 26 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, born in Bourges, France (d. 1884)
  • Nov 29 George Brown, Canadian publisher (Toronto Globe), PM (L) (1858)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 17 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, consort to King George III dies at 74