On This Day

Historical Events in November 1834

  • Nov 1 First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)

Historic Event

Nov 14 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

  • Nov 21 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile

Music Premiere

Nov 23 "Harold in Italy", symphonic work for orchestra and viola by Hector Berlioz, premieres and at the Paris Conservatoire; Chr├ętien Urhan soloist, with Narcisse Girard conducting

  • Nov 25 Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents