November 1876 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 King Willem III opens North Sea Canal (Amsterdam-IJmuiden)
  • Nov 1 New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.

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Nov 5 Henry Morton Stanley's expedition leaves Nyangwe

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • Nov 7 Edward Bouchet is 1st African American to receive a Ph.D from a US college (Yale)
  • Nov 7 Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College

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Nov 7 President Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel J. Tilden claim presidential victory as Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Nov 21 Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition & natives
  • Nov 23 Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Association
  • Nov 25 Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Stephen Peter Alencastre, Roman Catholic prelate (d. 1940)
  • Nov 4 James Fraser, designed buffalo nickel
  • Nov 5 Raymond Duchamp-Villon, cubist sculptor (Head of Baudeaire)
  • Nov 7 Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician (Gov-D-Cal), born in Fillmore, Utah (d. 1962)
  • Nov 8 Frank L Gillespie, Ark, founded Supreme Life Insurance Company
  • Nov 17 Baron Joseph van de Meulebroeck, mayor (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Nov 19 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)
  • Nov 24 Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
  • Nov 25 Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1936)
  • Nov 26 Bart A van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 26 Willis Carrier, American engineer (developed modern air conditioning), born in Angola, New York (d. 1950)

Engineer Willis Carrier
Willis Carrier

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Giacomo Antonelli, secretary of state of Pius IX, dies at 70
  • Nov 7 Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65
  • Nov 28 Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84