On This Day

What Happened in November 1841

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan
  • Nov 4 First wagon train arrives in California
  • Nov 13 James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis
  • Nov 16 Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)
  • Nov 25 35 survivors of the mutiny on the slave ship Amistad return to Africa
  • Nov 26 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Danish botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), born in Mandø, Denmark (d. 1924)
  • Nov 4 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1871)
  • Nov 5 Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, Russian composer, born in Kaluga, Russia (d. 1896)
  • Nov 6 Nelson W. Aldrich, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island, born in Foster, Rhode Island (d. 1915)
  • Nov 6 Armand Fallières, French president (1906-13), born in Mézin, France (d. 1931)
  • Nov 9 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1910)

Person of interestJohn William Strutt

Nov 12 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), born in Maldon, Essex, England (d. 1919)

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • Nov 13 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1913)
  • Nov 16 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor, born in Langres, France (d. 1923)

Person of interestWilfrid Laurier

Nov 20 Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1896-1911), born in Saint-Lin, Quebec (d. 1918)

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Nov 20 Victor D'Hondt, Belgian mathematician, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1901)
  • Nov 25 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (algebraic logic), born in Mannheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Nov 28 E. M. Grace, English cricketer (one Test v Australia 1880, 36 & 0), born in Downend, Bristol, England (d. 1911)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Antoine Philippe Vischer, comte de Celles, Belgian-French politician, dies at 61
  • Nov 13 Caroline of Baden, Queen of Bavaria, dies at 65
  • Nov 14 Thomas Bruce, 7th earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat, dies at 75
  • Nov 18 Georg Christoph Grosheim, German composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 30 Charles Louis W J van Keverberg, Dutch government official, dies at 73