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 interestMarie Dressler

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 and 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 interestScott Joplin

Nov 24 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer (Maple Leaf Rag, 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, Italian composer (Barber of Seville, William Tell), dies at 76
  • Nov 19 Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)