On This Day

What Happened in November 1836

Historical Events

  • Nov 10 Louis Napoleon banished to America
  • Nov 11 Chile declares war on Bolivia & Peru

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman and sawmill partner, born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (d. 1912)
  • Nov 6 Francis Ellingwood Abbot, American theologian (Scientific Theism), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1903)
  • Nov 8 Milton Bradley, American business magnate and game manufacturer, born in Vienna, Maine (d. 1911)
  • Nov 11 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, American editor and writer (The Story of a Bad Boy), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 1907)
  • Nov 15 Pierce M. B. Young, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1896)
  • Nov 16 David Kalākaua, King of the Hawaiian Islands (1874-91), born in Honolulu, Kingdom of Hawaii (d. 1891)

Person of interestWilliam Schwenck Gilbert

Nov 18 William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan), born in London, England

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert
  • Nov 20 John Thomas Croxton, American attorney, diplomat, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Paris, Kentucky, (d. 1874)
  • Nov 30 Lord Frederick Cavendish, English politician who was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland in May 1882 and murdered only hours after his arrival in Dublin, born in Compton Place, Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1882)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Karel Hynek Mácha, Czech poet (b. 1810)
  • Nov 6 Charles X, King of France (1824-30), dies at 79
  • Nov 12 Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (b. 1773)
  • Nov 16 Christian Hendrik Persoon, Dutch mycologist (b. 1761)
  • Nov 26 John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer and road builder who created macadam road surface (asphalt), dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Carle Vernet, French painter and lithographer, dies at 78
  • Nov 30 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), dies at 71