On This Day

What Happened in November 1846

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 American inventor Benjamin Palmer from Meredith, New Hampshire, patents the artificial leg

Music Premiere

Nov 5 Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1896)
  • Nov 4 Gaston Serpette, French composer, born in Nantes, France (d. 1904)
  • Nov 5 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1869)
  • Nov 7 Ignaz Brull, Moravain-born composer, born in Prostějov, Moravia (d. 1907)
  • Nov 10 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1906)
  • Nov 10 Paul Kuczynski, Polish composer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1897)
  • Nov 18 Prince Louis of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein nobleman and politician, born in Prague (d. 1920)
  • Nov 19 Emile Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes in the Red Monastery), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1933)
  • Nov 25 Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate who smashed hotels with a hatchet, born in Garrard County, Kentucky (d. 1911)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Karol Marcinkowski, Polish physician and activist (b. 1800)
  • Nov 6 Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general