On This Day

November 1870 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
  • Nov 8 Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
  • Nov 15 Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
  • Nov 16 Spanish Parliament, "the Cortes" formally elects Italian Prince Amedeo Ferdinando Maria as King Amadeo I of Spain
  • Nov 29 Compulsory education proclaimed in England

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 John Motley Morehead III, American chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), born in Spray, North Carolina (d. 1922)
  • Nov 11 Nils Kjær, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn), born in Holmestrand, Norway (d. 1924)
  • Nov 25 Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), born in North Easton, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
  • Nov 27 Juho Kusti Paasikivi, Finnish politician (7th President of Finland 1946-56), born in Tampere, Finland (d. 1956)
  • Nov 29 Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)
  • Nov 30 Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1948)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 21 Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (Les Chants de Maldoror), dies at 24
  • Nov 28 Frédéric Bazille, French painter, dies at 28