What Happened in November 1821

Historical Events

  • Nov 9 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia
  • Nov 28 Panama declares independence from Spain

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor and 5th Governor of New Zealand (1868-73), born in Taughboyne, County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1899)
  • Nov 9 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, born in Alsace, Guebwiller (d. 1910)

Person of interestFyodor Dostoyevsky

Nov 11 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man) who helped shape literary modernism and existentialism, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

  • Nov 23 Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
  • Nov 30 Gustavus Woodson Smith, Secy War (Confederacy), (d. 1896)
  • Nov 30 Frederick Temple, 95th Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1902)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 10 Andreas J Romberg, German violinist/composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
  • Nov 26 Friedrich Heine, composer, dies at 57