On This Day

What Happened in November 1844

Historical Events

  • Nov 6 Spain grants Dominican Republic independence
  • Nov 23 Independence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Mehmed V, 35th Ottoman Sultan (1909-18), born in Topkapı Palace, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1918)
  • Nov 10 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1932)
  • Nov 12 Octave Fouqué, French pianist and composer born in Pau (d. 1883)

Person of interestKarl Benz

Nov 25 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1929)

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 August Ferdinand Haeser, German composer, dies at 45
  • Nov 14 Flora Tristan, French writer and social activist, dies at 41
  • Nov 14 John Abercrombie, Scottish physician, dies at 64
  • Nov 21 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)
  • Nov 29 Princess Sophia of Gloucester, great-granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and niece of King George III, dies at 71