On This Day

What Happened in November 1871

Historical Events

  • Nov 6 Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa

Agreement of Interest'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?'

Nov 10 Henry Morton Stanley encounters David Livingstone at Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, with the immortal words 'Dr Livingstone, I presume?'
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An illustration from Henry Morton Stanley's 1872 book
An illustration from Henry Morton Stanley's 1872 book "How I Found Livingstone"
  • Nov 16 National Rifle Association is first chartered in the State of New York
  • Nov 21 Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)
  • Nov 21 The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is fired
  • Nov 28 Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in South Carolina

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Alexander Spendiaryan, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Kakhovka, Russian Empire (d. 1928)

Person of interestStephen Crane

Nov 1 Stephen Crane, American novelist (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • Nov 3 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league five eighth (RL pioneer; Hunslet 713 games), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire (d. 1943)
  • Nov 9 Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences, born in Central City, Colorado (d. 1953)
  • Nov 10 Winston Churchill, American author (Crisis, Crossing), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1947)
  • Nov 15 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian botanist who was one of three scientists (also Hugo de Vries and Carl Correns) who independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1962)
  • Nov 18 Amadeo Vives, Spanish composer, born in Collbat√≥, Spain (d. 1932)
  • Nov 20 William Heard Kilpatrick, American mathematician and philosopher, born in White Plains, Georgia (d. 1965)
  • Nov 21 Panayot Pipkov, Bulgarian composer, born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (d. 1942)
  • Nov 25 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, Dutch actor and director (Ghost Hotel, Two Boys), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • Nov 27 Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist and electrical engineer (Giorgi system of measurement), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1950)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 11 William Lonsdale, English geologist and paleontologist (fossil coral), dies at 77
  • Nov 22 Oscar J Dunn, (Lt Gov-La), dies suddenly, charges he was poisoned