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Events in History in November 1848

  • Nov 1 Classes begin at Boston Female Medical College, 1st US female medical college

WHSmith: a Retail Giant Born From a Widow's MightWHSmith: a Retail Giant Born From a Widow's Might

Nov 1 WHSmith opens its 1st railway bookstall, at Euston Station in London

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Retail pioneer William Henry Smith and one of the station bookstalls that spread across the UK in the last century
Retail pioneer William Henry Smith and one of the station bookstalls that spread across the UK in the last century
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  • Nov 3 Johan Thorbeckes revises the Constitution of the Netherlands

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

12th US President and General Zachary Taylor
12th US President and General
Zachary Taylor
  • Nov 9 Post office at Clay & Pike opens, 1st in San Francisco
  • Nov 9 Robert Blum, a German revolutionary and MP (Liberal), is executed in Vienna.
  • Nov 21 Alfred de Musset's "Andre del Sarto" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 21 Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
  • Nov 23 Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston