November 1847 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 10 The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
  • Nov 12 Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic
  • Nov 21 Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200
  • Nov 26 Alfred de Mussets "Un Caprice" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 28 Church of San Francisco dei Minori Conventuali in Bologna, Italy initiated with premier of Rossini's Tantum ergo
  • Nov 29 Cayuse Indians kill missionaries Marcus & Narcissa Whitman, and 12 others at Waiilatpu Mission in Oregon Country (near present day Walla Walla, Washington)

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Georges Sorel, French philosopher and theorist of Sorelianism, born in Cherbourg, France (d. 1922)

Bram StokerBram Stoker (1847-1912)

Nov 8 Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Nov 8 Jean Casimir-Périer, French politician (President of France 1894-95), born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • Nov 16 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Quebec), born in Percé, Canada (d. 1927)
  • Nov 26 Maria Feodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia, born in Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1928)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 29 Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (Oregon Trail), killed at 45
  • Nov 29 Narcissa Whitman (née Prentiss), American missionary and pioneer woman, killed in massacre at 39