On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1859

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Brantley Aycock, (Gov-NC)
  • William Henry Grattan Flood, composer