Historical Events in November 1868

  • Nov 2 Time zone: New Zealand officially adopts a standard time to be observed nationally
  • Nov 3 First black US Congressman elected (John W Menard, Louisiana)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Ulysses 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)
  • 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

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