On This Day

What Happened in November 1843

Historical Events

  • Nov 27 Opera "Bohemian Girl" by Michael William Balfe with a libretto by Alfred Bunn first produced in London
  • Nov 28 Ka Lahui: Hawaiian Independence Day - The Kingdom of Hawaii is officially recognized by the United Kingdom and France as an independent nation.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Caryl Florio [William James Robjohn], English-American composer, born in Tavistock, Devon, England (d. 1920)
  • Nov 2 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1893)
  • Nov 16 Manuel Gregorio Tavárez, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1883)
  • Nov 19 Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (founded the epistemological theory of knowledge known as empirical criticism), born in Paris (d. 1896)
  • Nov 23 Josef Sucher, Hungarian composer and conductor (Aus alten Märchen), born in Döbör, Hungary
  • Nov 25 Henry Ware Eliot, American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)
  • Nov 27 William Cornelius Van Horne, American-Canadian railway executive (Canadian Pacific Railway), born in Frankfort, Illinois (d. 1915)
  • Nov 27 Elizabeth Stride "Long Liz", English victim of Jack the Ripper, born in Torslanda, Sweden (d. 1888)
  • Nov 30 József Kiss, Hungarian literary (Zsido Dalok), born in Mezőcsát, Hungary (d. 1921)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 10 John Trumbull, American painter (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • Nov 29 Marco Santucci, Italian composer, dies at 81