On This Day

What Happened in November 1824

Historical Events

  • Nov 7 St Petersburg floods to 4.20m, city's greatest flood
  • Nov 15 Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Nov 16 New York City's Fifth Avenue opens for business
  • Nov 19 Storm causes flooding in St Petersburg, killing 10,000
  • Nov 21 First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 30 First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 18 Franz Sigel, German teacher, newspaperman, politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Sinsheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Nov 18 Isham Nicholas Hayne, American lawyer, politician, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Dover, Tennessee (d. 1868)
  • Nov 21 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, German mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium, born in Dresden, Saxony (d. 1898)
  • Nov 24 Charles Verlat, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp, Belgian (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 30 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, German cellist and composer, dies at 87