On This Day

What Happened in November 1831

Historical Events

  • Nov 7 State of Gran Colombia disbands
  • Nov 17 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia
  • Nov 22 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Ignatius Donnelly, American politician, writer, and amateur scientist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • Nov 8 Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880) (d. 1891)
  • Nov 12 Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist

James Garfield

Nov 19 James A. Garfield, 20th US President (Republican: 1881), born in Moreland Hills, Ohio (d. 1881)

  • Nov 21 John Franklin Miller, American lawyer, businessman, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1886)

Famous Deaths

ExecutionNat Turner

Nov 11 Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

  • Nov 14 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, dies at 74
  • Nov 14 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), dies at 61
  • Nov 15 Vincenc MaĊĦek, Bohemian composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 16 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist (Campaign 1813), dies of cholera at 51