On This Day

What Happened in November 1845

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 First nationally observed uniform election day in US
  • 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)

Person of interestJohn Thompson

Nov 10 John Thompson, 4th Prime Minister of Canada (C: 1892-94), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 1894)

4th Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson
4th Prime Minister of Canada
John Thompson
  • Nov 14 Allen Hill, cricketer (took the 1st wicket in Test cricket)
  • 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