On This Day

What Happened in November 1848

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Classes begin at Boston Female Medical College, 1st US female medical college
  • Nov 3 Johan Thorbeckes revises the Constitution of the Netherlands

Election of Interest

Nov 7 General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

  • Nov 9 Post office at Clay & Pike opens, 1st in San Francisco
  • Nov 9 Robert Blum, a German revolutionary and MP (Liberal), is executed in Vienna.
  • Nov 21 Alfred de Musset's "Andre del Sarto" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 21 Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
  • Nov 23 Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 6 Richard Jefferies, English naturalist and essayist, born in Coate, Swindon, England (d. 1887)
  • Nov 8 Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (Begriffsschrift), born in Wismar, Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, German Confederation (d. 1925)
  • Nov 12 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1919)
  • Nov 13 Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1889-1922), born in Paris (d. 1922)
  • Nov 24 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 15 P Rossi, Italian, murdered
  • Nov 17 Jozef B. "Olim" Cannaert, Flemish lawyer, dies
  • Nov 23 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, dies at 45
  • Nov 23 John Barrow, 1st Baronet, English statesman and founder of the Royal Geographical Society, dies at 84

William Lamb

Nov 24 William Lamb, 2ng Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig 1834, 1835-41), dies at 69