On This Day

Historical Events in November 1880

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Stage and Film Actress Sarah Bernhardt
Stage and Film Actress
Sarah Bernhardt
  • Nov 11 Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol

Ben-Hur Turns Author Into a Soldier of FortuneBen-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

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Lew Wallace writing under the beech tree near his home in Crawfordsville, Indiana
Lew Wallace writing under the beech tree near his home in Crawfordsville, Indiana
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  • Nov 21 Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo