On This Day

What Happened in November 1860

Historical Events

Historic Event

Nov 3 Poet and critic Matthew Arnold begins his series of lectures "On Translating Home" as Oxford Professor of Poetry at Oxford University

Election of Interest

Nov 6 Republican Abraham Lincoln of Illinois elected the 16th President of the United States of America


Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Boies Penrose, American politician (U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1897-1921)), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1921)
  • Nov 7 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (Father of The Tank), born in Condé en Barrois, France (d. 1936)
  • Nov 13 Percy McDonnell, Australian cricket batsman (19 Tests, 3 x 100s), born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • Nov 16 Edmund Schücker, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1911)

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Nov 18 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer and statesman (1st premier of Poland, 1919), born in Kuryłówka, Russian Empire (d. 1941)

Tom Horn

Nov 21 Tom Horn, American gunman and outlaw, born in Scotland County, Missouri (d. 1903)

  • Nov 23 Karl Branting, Swedish statesman and diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
  • Nov 29 Hans Haym, German conductor, born in Halle (d. 1921)

Famous Weddings

  • Nov 11 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 5 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • Nov 8 Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies at 61
  • Nov 14 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • Nov 28 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, dies at 61