What Happened in November 1855

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls, in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe

Physician and Explorer David Livingstone
Physician and Explorer
David Livingstone

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist (Still in the Music)
  • Nov 5 Eugene V. Debs, Terre Haute, Indiana, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (d. 1926)
  • Nov 5 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere)
  • Nov 6 Iosif Kotek, Russian composer and violinist, born in Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine (d. 1885)
  • Nov 6 Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist, born in Kenton County, Kentucky (d. 1942)
  • Nov 7 Edwin Hall, American physicist (discovered Hall effect), born in Gorham, Maine (d. 1938)
  • Nov 13 Daniel François Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist and banker, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • Nov 19 Billy Bates, cricketer (England all-rounder 1882-87, hat-trick 1883)
  • Nov 20 Josiah Royce, American philosopher (Conception of Immortality), born in Grass Valley, California (d. 1916)
  • Nov 30 Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of Agriculture/Finance

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart (22) weds Flora Cooke in Fort Riley, Kansas

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 11 Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (b. 1813)
  • Nov 26 Adam B Mickiewicz, Polish poet (Polish Legion), dies at 56