What Happened in November 1856

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 A British fleet bombards Canton

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 James Buchanan elected 15th US president

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan
  • Nov 16 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • Nov 17 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, born in Glasgow (d. 1918)
  • Nov 6 Nikolań≠ Nikolaevich, Grand Duke of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • Nov 7 Semyon Alapin, Russian chess master, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1923)
  • Nov 13 Sigwart Aspestrand, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikshald, Norway (d. 1941)
  • Nov 13 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • Nov 18 Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia (d. 1929)
  • Nov 22 Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, 7th President of Mormon church
  • Nov 25 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia)
  • Nov 28 Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer
  • Nov 29 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), born in Hohenfinow, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1921)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 4 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)
  • Nov 17 William Knyvett, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 20 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81