Historical Events in November 1837

  • Nov 7 In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.
  • Nov 8 Mount Holyoke Seminary in Massachusetts founded - 1st US college founded for women
  • Nov 15 Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 18 Letter by Göttingen Seven published protesting abolition of constitution of Kingdom of Hanover, by seven professors including Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

  • Nov 19 Floridsdorf-Deutsch Wagram railway in Austria opens
  • Nov 21 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times