November 1834 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • Nov 21 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
  • Nov 23 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres
  • Nov 25 Delmonico's, one of NY's finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents

Birthdays in History

  • 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 H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)

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)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19 US President Franklin Pierce (30) weds Jane Pierce (28) in Amherst, New Hampshire

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 Aernout Drost, Dutch literary/founder (The Guide), dies at 24