On This Day

November 1858 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 17 Origin of Modified Julian Period

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 7 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, born in Habiganj, Sylhet region, India (d. 1932)
  • Nov 11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian diarist and painter, born in Gavrontsi, Russian Empire (d. 1884)

Person of interestSelma Lagerlöf

Nov 20 Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), born in Mårbacka, Värmland (d. 1940)

Author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf
Author and Nobel Laureate
Selma Lagerlöf
  • Nov 25 Alfred Capus, French journalist and playwright, born in Aix-en-Provence, France (d. 1922)
  • Nov 26 Katharine Drexel, American philanthropist and Roman Catholic Saint, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)
  • Nov 30 Jagadish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist, polymath and writer, born in Munshiganj, British India (d. 1937)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 11 20th US President James Garfield (26) weds Lucretia Rudolph (26) in Hiram, Ohio

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield

Deaths in History

  • Nov 8 George Peacock, English mathematician (algebraic theory), dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)