On This Day

November 1860 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Nov 3 Poet and critic Matthew Arnold begins his series of lectures "On Translating Home" as Oxford Professor of Poetry at Oxford University

Election of Interest

Nov 6 Republican Abraham Lincoln of Illinois elected the 16th President of the United States of America

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Boies Penrose, American politician (U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania (1897-1921)), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1921)
  • Nov 7 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (Father of The Tank), born in Condé en Barrois, France (d. 1936)

Tom Horn

Nov 21 Tom Horn, American gunman and outlaw, born in Scotland County, Missouri (d. 1903)

  • Nov 23 Karl Branting, Swedish statesman and diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)

Weddings in History

  • Nov 11 1st Jewish wedding in Buenos Aires Argentina

Deaths in History

  • Nov 8 Charles Fellows, English Archaeologist who discovered ruins of the cities of ancient Lycia and brought to Lycian marbles to England, dies at 61