On This Day

What Happened in November 1849

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Dutch government of Thorbecke forms
  • Nov 13 Peter Burnett elected first governor of California
  • Nov 15 1st US poultry show opens in Boston
  • Nov 16 Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor
  • Nov 21 Friedrich Hebbel's "Der Rubin" premieres in Vienna

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Ruy Barbosa, Brazilian polymath, writer and politician, born in Salvador, Bahia, Empire of Brazil (d. 1923)
  • Nov 8 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1933)
  • Nov 22 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German general and military historian (Germany & the Next War), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1930)
  • Nov 22 Fritz Mauthner, Austro-Hungarian novelist & critic, born in Hořice, Czech Republic (d. 1923)
  • Nov 22 Christian Rohlfs, German painter and artist, born in Groß Niendorf, Kreis Segeberg, Prussia (d. 1938)
  • Nov 24 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British-American playwright and children's author ("The Secret Garden"), born in Manchester (d. 1924)
  • Nov 29 Ambrose Fleming, inventor (diode)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 13 William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
  • Nov 17 Prince Alexander of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, German priest and miracle-worker (b. 1794)