On This Day

November 1873 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 4 Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents the gold crown

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Nov 5 Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald

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Nov 7 Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Nov 12 Bay District Race Track in San Francisco opens
  • Nov 17 Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary

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Nov 19 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment

Politician and Businessman Boss Tweed
Politician and Businessman
Boss Tweed
  • Nov 19 James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 4 G. E. Moore, English philosopher (systematic approach to ethical problems), born in London (d. 1958)
  • Nov 9 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1941)
  • Nov 22 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • Nov 22 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Italian linguist, born in Labin, Croatia (d. 1946)
  • Nov 24 L Martov [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Kintpuash, "Captain Jack", chief of Modoc-indians, dies
  • Nov 6 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), dies at 58
  • Nov 8 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76