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Historical Events in November 1856

  • Nov 3 A British fleet bombards Canton

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 James Buchanan elected 15th US president

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan

UKPalace of Westminster

Nov 13 The Great Bell of Big Ben first chimes at the foot of the still unfinished clock tower outside the Palace of Westminster [1]

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The Palace of Westminster, London
The Palace of Westminster, London
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InventionHistoric Invention

Nov 14 American Gail Borden is issued a patent for technology related to his invention of condensed milk

Inventor of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • Nov 16 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • Nov 17 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.