On This Day

Historical Events in November 1868

  • Nov 2 Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
  • Nov 3 John Willis Menard from Louisiana is elected the first black US Congressman (opposition to his election means he never sits in Congress)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 3 Ulysses S. Grant (R) wins US presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 11 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Nov 11 War of the Triple Alliance: Allied victory in the Battle of Avay leaves 3,000 Paraguayan soldiers dead, 600 wounded and the road to Asunción open

President of Paraguay Francisco Solano López
President of Paraguay
Francisco Solano López
  • Nov 13 American Philological Association organized in NY
  • Nov 23 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
  • Nov 26 1st baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folsom

BattleBattle of Interest

Nov 27 Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General George A. Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 The inauguration of a statue of King Charles XII of Sweden takes place in the King's garden in Stockholm

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII