On This Day

November 1856 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 A British fleet bombards Canton

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 4 James Buchanan elected 15th US president

15th US President James Buchanan
15th US President
James Buchanan

InventionHistoric Invention

Nov 14 American Gail Borden is issued a patent for technology related to his invention of condensed milk

Inventor of Condensed Milk Gail Borden
Inventor of Condensed Milk
Gail Borden
  • Nov 16 Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
  • Nov 17 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 6 Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich, Grand Duke of Russia, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • Nov 13 Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • Nov 18 Nicholas Nikolaevich Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia and general in World War I (1914-18), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • Nov 22 Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 1945)
  • Nov 29 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), born in Hohenfinow, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1921)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 4 Hippolyte Delaroche, French painter, dies at 62
  • Nov 20 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81