What Happened in November 1868

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
  • Nov 3 First black US Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 3 Ulysses Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 11 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
  • Nov 13 American Philological Association organized in NY
  • Nov 23 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
  • Nov 26 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folsom

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 27 Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General George A. Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

  • Nov 30 The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)
  • Nov 8 Felix Hausdorff, German mathematician (d. 1942)
  • Nov 9 Andrea d'Angeli, Italian composer, born in Italy (d. 1940)
  • Nov 9 Emmanuel de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1953)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 9 Marie Dressler [Leila Koerber], Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Min and Bill), born in Cobourg, Ontario (d. 1934)

  • Nov 10 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo, born in Shuri, Okinawa, Japan (d. 1957)
  • Nov 11 Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist
  • Nov 13 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, born in Allaman, Switzerland (d. 1936)
  • Nov 22 John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1917)

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • Nov 28 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 13 Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76
  • Nov 19 Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)