November 1839 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 First Opium War - 2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks
  • Nov 3 Palace of Gulhane Turkey, freedom of religion proclaimed
  • Nov 4 The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain
  • Nov 11 The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.
  • Nov 13 1st US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY
  • Nov 25 Cyclone slams south eastern India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying city of Coringa. Storm waves sweep inland, destroying 20,000 ships and killing an estimated 300,000 people
  • Nov 27 American Statistical Association organizes in Boston

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 16 Louis-Honoré Fréchette, French Canadian poet (d. 1908)
  • Nov 18 August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)
  • Nov 20 Christian Wilberg, German painter (d. 1882)
  • Nov 29 Ludwig Anzengruber, Austrian playwright (Der Schandfleck)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec/author (Maxim Chayyim), dies