On This Day

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 diarist and painter, born in Gavrontsi, Russian Empire (d. 1884)
  • Nov 12 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1918)
  • Nov 13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880's), born in Kensington, London (d. 1896)

Person of interestSelma Lagerlöf

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 journalist and playwright, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1922)
  • Nov 26 Katharine Drexel, American philanthropist and Roman Catholic Saint, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • Nov 27 Henry Musgrove, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test 1885), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1931)
  • Nov 30 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, polymath and writer, born in Munshiganj, British India (d. 1937)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding 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 (algebraic theory), dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)