November 1865 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Zutphen-Fishing Dutch railway opens
  • Nov 6 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe, on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels
  • Nov 6 Maastricht-Venlo railway opens in Netherlands
  • Nov 11 Mary Edward Walker, the first US Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor
  • Nov 11 Thomas William Robertson's play "Society" premieres in London
  • Nov 11 Treaty of Sinchula is signed in which Bhutan ceded the areas east of the Teesta River to the British East India Company.

Event of Interest

Nov 13 P. T. Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport

  • Nov 13 US issues 1st gold certificates

Celebrated Jumping Frog

Nov 18 Mark Twain publishes the short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" in The New York Saturday Press

  • Nov 21 Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC

Alice in Wonderland

Nov 26 "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll is published in America

  • Nov 26 Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile

Birthdays in History

Warren G. Harding (1865-1923)

Nov 2 29th President of the United States (1921-23), born in Blooming Grove, Ohio

  • Nov 17 John Stanley Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), born in Hickson, Ontario (d. 1941)
  • Nov 27 Jose Asunción Silva, Colombian poet (Nocturno III), born in Bogotá, Colombia (d. 1896)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany), dies at 66
  • Nov 10 (Heinrich) "Henry" Wirz, Swiss American Confederate army officer (Commander of Camp Sumter prisoner-of-war facility), hanged after being found guilty of excessive cruelty at 41
  • Nov 12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (North and South), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Nov 12 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (1857-63), dies at 59
  • Nov 17 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist, dies at 52
  • Nov 23 René E. de Russy, West Indian US brigadier general, dies at about 75
  • Nov 25 Heinrich Barth, German explorer, historian and geographer (Central Africa), dies at 44
  • Nov 29 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, dies at 69