On This Day

November 1852 in History

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 Franklin Pierce elected as President of US

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • Nov 4 Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy
  • Nov 18 State funeral of Duke of Wellington (St Paul's Cathedral, London)
  • Nov 18 Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized on July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.
  • Nov 21 Duke University founded in 1838 as Union Institute, chartered as Normal College
  • Nov 23 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt likely caused by heavy rains causes Lake Merced, California, to drop 30 feet (9m)

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Emperor Meiji [Mutsuhito], 122nd Emperor of Japan (1867-1912), born in Kyōto, Japan (d. 1912)
  • Nov 11 Franz Graf Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, born in Penzing, Vienna, Austrian Empire (d. 1925)
  • Nov 22 Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat and pacifist (Nobel 1909), born in La Flèche, France (d. 1924)
  • Nov 25 Johan Salvator, Archduke of Austria, born in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (d. 1890)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general, dies at 70

Person of interestAda Lovelace

Nov 27 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician and writer and daughter of poet Lord Byron, considered the first computer programmer, dies of uterine cancer at 36

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • Nov 28 Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)