On This Day

Birthdays in History in November 1834

  • Nov 10 Jose Hernandez, Argentine poet (MartinFierro), born in Chacra de Pueyrredon, Argentina (d. 1886)
  • Nov 10 Wager Swayne, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1902)
  • Nov 13 Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), born in Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico (d. 1893)
  • Nov 17 Stephen Hinsdale Weed, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1863)
  • Nov 19 Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke), born in Frankfurt-on-Oder, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1924)

Person of interestHetty Green

Nov 21 Henrietta "Hetty" Green, American businesswoman and financier whose wealth and miserliness saw her known as the "Witch of Wall Street", born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • Nov 21 Joseph Jackson Bartlett, American attorney, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1893)
  • Nov 29 Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, American civil engineer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Vermont (d. 1864)