On This Day

What Happened in November 1853

Historical Events

  • Nov 9 Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of Sun
  • Nov 17 Street signs authorized at San Francisco intersections
  • Nov 28 Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 José Santos Zelaya, President of Nicaragua (1893-1910), born in Managua, Nicaragua (d. 1919)
  • Nov 9 Stanford White, American architect, born in NYC, New York (d. 1906)
  • Nov 12 Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), born in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria (d. 1921)
  • Nov 13 John Drew Jr., American Shakespearean actor (The Big Bonanza), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1927)
  • Nov 21 Hussein Kamel, Sultan of Egypt (1914-17), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1917)
  • Nov 26 Bat Masterson, American gunfighter in the Wild West, born in Henriville, Canada East (d. 1921)
  • Nov 28 Helen Magill White, American educator and 1st woman to earn a Ph.D. in the U.S., born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1944)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Alexander Stadtfeld, German composer, dies at 27
  • Nov 15 Queen Maria II of Portugal, Daughter of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, dies at 34
  • Nov 23 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 23 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor, dies at 67