On This Day

November 1831 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 7 State of Gran Colombia disbands
  • Nov 17 Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 8 Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880) (d. 1891)
  • Nov 12 Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist

Person of interestJames Garfield

Nov 19 James A. Garfield, 20th US President (Republican: 1881), born in Moreland Hills, Ohio (d. 1881)

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • Nov 21 John Franklin Miller, American lawyer, businessman, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1886)

Deaths in History


BattleNat Turner

Nov 11 Nat Turner, slave rebel who led a violent insurrection in Virginia, hanged at 31

Rebel Slave Nat Turner
Rebel Slave
Nat Turner
  • Nov 14 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher and inventor (dialectic), dies at 61
  • Nov 16 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general and strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51