On This Day

Historical Events in November 1880

Election of Interest

Nov 2 James A. Garfield (R) elected 20th US President

Film & TV History

Nov 8 French actress Sarah Bernhardt makes her US debut at NY's Booth Theater

  • Nov 11 Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol

Ben-Hur Turns Author Into a Soldier of Fortune

Nov 12 Best selling American novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ" by soldier Lew Wallace is published

  • Nov 21 Henry Stanley and Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo