On This Day

What Happened in November 1845

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 First nationally observed uniform election day in the United States, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • Nov 15 Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)
  • Nov 29 The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Edward Douglass White, American politician and jurist (9th Chief Justice of the United States), born in Thibodaux, Louisiana (d. 1921)
  • Nov 4 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian independence activist and revolutionary, born in Shirdhon village, Panvel taluka, Raigad district, British India (d. 1883)
  • Nov 14 Allen Hill, English cricket fast bowler (took 1st wicket in Test cricket; 2 Tests, 7 wickets; Yorkshire CCC), born in Kirkheaton, England (d. 1910)
  • Nov 14 Johann Ernst Perabo, composer
  • Nov 14 Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician and politician (Fondamenti per la teorica delle funzioni di variabili reali), born in Pisa, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (d. 1918)
  • Nov 18 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social worker (1st Belgian farm gilde)
  • Nov 25 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese novelist, born in Póvoa de Varzim (d. 1900)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
  • Nov 3 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 69