On This Day

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

Pitman Shorthand: An Invention of NotePitman Shorthand: An Invention of Note

Nov 15 Isaac Pitman introduces his shorthand system of writing

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English language teacher Isaac Pitman
English language teacher Isaac Pitman
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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