On This Day

November 1850 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 6 1st Hawaiian fire engine
  • Nov 6 Yerba Buena & Angel Islands (San Francisco Bay) reserved for military use

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth

  • Nov 29 The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, signed in Olomouc means diplomatic capitulation of Prussia to Austrian Empire, taking over the leadership of German Confederation

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (Poems of Passion), born in Johnstown, Wisconsin (d. 1919)
  • Nov 9 Lewis Lewin, German toxicologist (father of psychopharmacologist), born in Tuchel, West Prussia (d. 1929)

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

Nov 13 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • Nov 26 Henricus van de Wetering, Archbishop of Utrecht (1895-1929), born in Hoogland, Netherlands (d. 1929)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Gustav Schwab, German writer, dies at 58
  • Nov 5 Ferdinand Karl Joseph, Archduke of Austria-Este, dies at 69
  • Nov 19 Richard Mentor Johnson, American politician (b. 1780)