What Happened in November 1832

Historical Events

  • Nov 14 First streetcar (horse-drawn) (John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents rode on 4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 15 Felix Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 5 (Reformation)" premieres

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • Nov 23 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
  • Nov 24 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
  • Nov 26 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating in New York City with 12 cent fare

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Johann Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, composer
  • Nov 5 William Woods Averell, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1900)
  • Nov 7 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • Nov 9 Émile Gaboriau, French writer (father of the French detective novels), born in Saujon, France (d. 1873)
  • Nov 11 Paolo Giorza, composer
  • Nov 18 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)
  • Nov 22 George Henry Chapman, American newspaper editor, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Holland, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War), born in Oswego, New York (d. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Rudolph Koenig, German physicist, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1901)

Person of interestLouisa May Alcott

Nov 29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)


Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Pietro Generali, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 14 Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, dies at 95
  • Nov 14 Rasmus Rask, Danish linguist and philologist (Investigation of the Origin of the Old Norse or Icelandic Language), dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Nov 15 Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63