What Happened in November 1865

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
  • Nov 6 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe, on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels
  • Nov 6 Maastricht-Venlo railway opens in Netherlands
  • Nov 11 Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
  • Nov 11 Thomas Robertson's "Society" premieres in London
  • Nov 11 Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.

Historic Event

Nov 13 P. T. Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport

  • Nov 13 US issues 1st gold certificates

Historic Publication

Nov 18 Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

  • Nov 21 Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC

Historic Publication

Nov 26 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is published in America

  • Nov 26 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Monty Bowden, English cricket wicketkeeper and captain (2 Tests; youngest England captain at 23 years, 144 days), born in Stockwell, Surrey (d. 1892)

Warren G. Harding

Nov 2 Warren G. Harding, 29th US President (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio (d. 1923)

  • Nov 12 Frans "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish operetta actor (Paljas), (d. 1939)
  • Nov 17 John Stanley Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), born in Hickson, Ontario (d. 1941)
  • Nov 23 Howard Taylor, American tennis player (US National C'ships doubles 1879; singles 1884, 86, 87, 88 runner-up), born in NYC, New York (d. 1920)
  • Nov 26 Earl Ross Drake, American composer, born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 1916)
  • Nov 27 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombian poet (Nocturno III), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1896)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Thérèse Wartel, French pianist and composer, dies at 51
  • Nov 10 Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty
  • Nov 12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (North and South), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Nov 12 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (1857-63), dies at 59
  • Nov 17 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist, dies at 52
  • Nov 23 Josef Leopold Zvonař, Czech organist and composer, dies at 41
  • Nov 23 René E. de Russy, West Indian US brigadier general, dies at about 75
  • Nov 25 Heinrich Barth, German explorer, historian and geographer (Central Africa), dies at 44
  • Nov 29 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, dies at 69