What Happened in November 1857

Historical Events

  • Nov 9 Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published

Sports History

Nov 10 First American Chess Congress is won by Paul Morphy; beats Louis Paulson, 6-2 for a tournament record of 14 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), born in Paris (d. 1932)
  • Nov 3 Mikhail Vasilyevich Alekseyev, Imperial Russian general and WW I Chief of Staff, born in Vyazma, Smolensk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1918) [OS]
  • Nov 5 Ida Tarbell, American muckraker (The History of the Standard Oil Company), born in Erie County, Pennsylvania (d. 1944)
  • Nov 21 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), born in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (d. 1924)
  • 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 1932-functions of neurons), born in London (d. 1952)
  • Nov 28 Alfonso XII, King of Spain (1874-85), born in Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid (d. 1885)
  • Nov 29 Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)
  • Nov 30 Bobby Abel, English cricket batsman (13 Tests, 2 x 100, HS 132no; Surrey CCC), born in Rotherhithe, England (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, dies at 62
  • Nov 12 Manuel Oribe, Uruguayan politician and nationalist, 2nd President of Uruguay (1835-38), dies at 65
  • 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