What Happened in November 1858

Historical Events

  • Nov 9 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra
  • Nov 17 Origin of Modified Julian Period

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 7 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, born in Habiganj, Sylhet region, India (d. 1932)
  • Nov 11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (d. 1884)
  • Nov 12 Alexis Contant, composer
  • Nov 13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Kensington, London (d. 1896)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 20 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), born in Mårbacka, Värmland (d. 1940)

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • Nov 23 Frank Hearne, cricketer (brother of George and Alec, England and South Africa)
  • Nov 25 Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
  • Nov 26 Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)
  • Nov 30 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, polymath and writer, born in Munshiganj, British India (d. 1937)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 11 20th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 8 George Peacock, English Mathematician, dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)