What Happened in November 1857

Historical Events

  • Nov 9 Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), born in Paris (d. 1932)
  • Nov 3 Michail V Alekseyev, Imperial Russian general and WW I Chief of Staff (d. 1918)
  • Nov 5 Ida Tarbell, muckraker (Standard Oil was very unhappy)
  • Nov 21 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1924)
  • Nov 22 George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
  • Nov 22 George Gissing, British novelist (New Grub Street, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study), born in Wakefield, England (d. 1903)
  • Nov 26 Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (Mémoire sur le système primitif des voyelles dans les langues indo-européennes), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1913)
  • Nov 27 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (Neurophysiology), born in London, England (d. 1952)
  • Nov 28 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85)
  • Nov 29 Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • Nov 30 Robert Abel, cricketer (The Guv'nor Surrey & England batsman)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, dies at 62
  • Nov 24 Henry Havelock, British soldier (War in Afghanistan 1838-39), dies at 62
  • Nov 26 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (That Freier), dies at 69