On This Day

November 1842 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 8 Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
  • Nov 9 The first U.S. design patent for typefaces and borders was issued to George Bruce of New York City
  • Nov 17 Fugitive slave George Latimer captured in Boston
  • Nov 22 Mount St Helens in Washington erupts
  • Nov 26 The University of Notre Dame is founded

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 William Barker Cushing, American naval officer (best known for sinking the CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime raid on 27 October 1864), born in Delafield, Wisconsin (d. 1874)
  • Nov 14 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d. 1959)
  • Nov 22 José Maria de Heredia, Cuban-French sonnet poet (Les Trophées), born in La Fortuna, Cuba (d. 1905)
  • Nov 25 Vittorio Dabormida, Italian general who fought in the Italo-Ethiopian War, born in Turin (d. 1896)

Weddings in History

Wedding of Interest

Nov 4 American socialite Mary Todd (23) weds Illinois Congressman and lawyer Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois

Deaths in History

  • Nov 14 Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar and secession leader, dies at 41