Events on Nov 6

  • 0355Emperor Constantine II crowns cousin Julianus keizer of Britain
  • 1153Treaty of Wallingford signed
  • 1572Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
  • 1657Brandenburg and Poland sign unity of Bromberg
  • 1676King Carlos II of Spain becomes of age (at 15)
  • 1792Battle at Jemappes: French army beats Ausrtrians
  • 1813Chilpancingo Congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
  • 1844Spain grants Dominican Rep independence
  • 18501st Hawaiian fire engine
  • 1850Yerba Buena and Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use
  • 1860Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th President
  • 1861Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President
  • 1862NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms
  • 1863Battle of Rogersville, Tennessee
  • 1864Battle of Cane Hill, Arkansas
  • 1865Maastricht-Venlo railway in the Netherlands opens
  • 18691st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
  • 1871Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa
  • 1871President Grant re-elected
  • 1878Henrik Ibsens "Samfundets Stotter, " premieres in Oslo
  • 1879Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day
  • 1883NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
  • 1884British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
  • 1884Montreal Foot Ball Club (QFRU) defeats Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) 30-0 in 1st CRFU Championship game
  • 1885US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close
  • 1888Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes
  • 1897Peter Pan opens in New York at Empire Theater
  • 1900Battle at Bothaville: General Major Charles Knox beats Boers
  • 1900President William McKinley (R) re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan
  • 1903USA recognizea independence of Panama

Born on Nov 6

  • 1494Sulayman I [the Great]: Sultan of Turkey (1520-66)
  • 1558Thomas Kyd: English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy)
  • 1566Julien Perrichon: Composer
  • 1607Sigmund Theophil Staden: Composer
  • 1613Luis de Garay: Composer
  • 1659Theodor Schwartzkopff: Composer
  • 1661Charles II: Last Habsburg King of Spain (1665-1700)
  • 1746Absalom Jones: Delaware, United States -- Born into slavery
  • 1753Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval: Composer
  • 1757Louis-Abet Deffroy de Reigny: Composer
  • 1771Alois Senefelder: Inventor (lithography)
  • 1779Michal Bogdanowicz: Composer
  • 1796George Back: English sea officer / explorer (North Canada)
  • 1800Eduard Grell: Composer
  • 1814Adolphe Sax: Belgium -- Musician / inventor (saxophone)
  • 1822Gordon Granger: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
  • 1836Francis Ellingwood Abbot: Boston, Massachusetts -- Theologian (Scientific Theism)
  • 1838John Grant Mitchell: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
  • 1851Charles H Dow: Co-founded Dow Jones / 1st editor of Wall St Journal
  • 1855Eduard Yosif Kotek: Composer
  • 1856Nicholas Nikolajevitsj: Ruler of Russia
  • 1861James A Naismith: Inventor (basketball)
  • 1867Marie Bregendahl: Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru)
  • 1875Pompeo Aloisi: Italian Baron / diplomat / senator
  • 1878Ernest Irving: Composer
  • 1879Eugen Varga: Hungarian / Russian economist / politician
  • 1883Hubert Bath: Composer
  • 1884Ludomir Rozycki: Polish composer / conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche)
  • 1885Emiel Poetou: Flemish sculptor
  • 1887Walter Johnson: Kansas, United States -- Washingston Senator pitcher (1907-27) (414-218)

Died on Nov 6

  • 1650Willem II: Earl of Nassau / prince of Orange, dies at 24
  • 1669Laurentius Erhard: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1712Johann Bernhard Staudt: Composer, dies at 58
  • 1730Hans Hermann von Katte: Prussian lieutenant, beheaded
  • 1771Hermanus Noordkerk: Dutch jurist, dies at 69
  • 1795Jiri Antonin Benda: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1801Christian Friedrich Gregor: Composer, dies at 78
  • 1822Hendrik van Stralen: Secretary of Interior, dies at 71
  • 1835Ignaz Schuster: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1836Charles X: King of France (1824-30), dies at 79
  • 1839Hayim Rapoport: Rabbi of Ostrowiec / Author (Maxim Chayyim)
  • 1862Charles Davis Jameson: US Union Brigadier General (Fair Oaks), dies at 35
  • 1865Atale Therese Annette Wartel: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1875John Baptist van Son: Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71
  • 1876Giacomo Antonelli: Secretary of State of Pius IX, dies at 70
  • 1893Piotr Ilyich Tchaikofsky: Rus Composer (Nutcracker), dies at 53
  • 1897Edouard Deldevez: Composer, dies at 80
  • 1900PWJ Le Gallais: British Lieutenant Colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville
  • 1901Bohdan Borkowski: Composer, dies at 48
  • 1901Kate Greenaway: English children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • 1922William Baines: Composer, dies at 23
  • 1929Max von Bathe: German prince / Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • 1939Adolphe Max: Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69
  • 1944Hannah Senesh: Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • 1944Lord Moyne: British prefect (Middle-East), murdered
  • 1944Segundo "Boy" Ecury: Aruba -- WWII resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • 1946Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1947Kristian Elster: Norwegian Author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • 1953John Parsons Beach: Composer, dies at 76
  • 1955Charley Toorop [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop]: Dutch painter, dies at 64

Historical events on November 7

  • 06803rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens
  • 0921Treaty of Bonn: East France and West France recognize each other
  • 1519University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther
  • 1558French King Henri II occupies Calais
  • 1581Queen Elizabeth I and Francois of Anjou wed
  • 1597Emilia of Nassau weds Dom Emanuel of Portugal
  • 1631Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler
  • 1637Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic
  • 1651King Louis XIV of France (13) declarer of full age
  • 1659Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV and Spanish King Philip IV
  • 16651st edition of "London Gazette"
  • 1667Jean Racines "Andromaque, " premieres in Paris
  • 1733France and Spain sign Escoriaal Treaty
  • 1747Organgist in the Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap
  • 1775Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
  • 1794French troops conquer Nijmegen
  • 1805Lewis and Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean
  • 1811Battle of Tippecanoe, gave Harrison a presidential slogan
  • 18141st sitting of States-general in Hague
  • 1820James Monroe elected 5th US President
  • 1824St. Petersburg flood
  • 1831State Gran Colombia disbands
  • 1848General Zachary Taylor elected as President of US
  • 1861Battle of Belmont, Missouri
  • 1861Battle of Port Royal Bay, SC (Ft Walker, Ft Beauregard)
  • 18642nd session of Congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes
  • 1865London Gazette, oldest surviving journal, is founded
  • 1872Mary Celeste sails from New York to Genoa; found abandoned 4 weeks later
  • 1872US cargo ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York on a journey which ended when it is found mysteriously abandoned the following month
  • 18741st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast

Born on November 7

  • 0994Muhammad ibn Hazm: Historian / jurist / author of Islamic Spain
  • 1656Walraad the Younger: Earl of Nassau-Ottweiler / gov of Nimegen
  • 1692Johannes G Schnabel: German author / surgeon (Insel Felsenburg)
  • 1706Carlo Cecere: Composer
  • 1758Edouard viscount de Walckiers: Netherlands
  • 1786Francisco Andrevi y Castellar: Composer
  • 1797Silas Horton Stringham: Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1876
  • 1806August Friedrich Pott: Composer
  • 1810Fritz Reuter: Writer
  • 1811Karel J Erben: Czechoslovakia -- Poet (Bouquet)
  • 1822Edouard Gregoir: Composer
  • 1828Ludwig Deppe: Composer
  • 1832Andrew Dickson White: Educator / 1st President of Cornell
  • 1839Henry Holmes: Composer
  • 1846Ignaz Brull: Composer
  • 1852Bohdan Borkowski: Composer
  • 1855Edwin H Hall: US physicist (Hall effect)
  • 1856Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin: Vilna -- Tied for chess 1st place (1878)
  • 1866Carl Emil Paul Lincke: Composer
  • 1866Paul Lincke: German composer / conductor / publisher (Frau Luna)
  • 1867Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie: Discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911)
  • 1876Culbert Olson: Fillmore, Utah -- (Gov-D-California)
  • 1877Henry Balfour Gardiner: Composer
  • 1878Lise Meitner: Austrian / Swedish physicist (Protactinium)
  • 1879Eugeen Yoors: Flemish etcher / glass painter
  • 1883Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux: Newport New, Virginia -- TV preacher
  • 1886Aaron Nimzowitsch: Latvian chess player (openings theorist)
  • 1888Chandrasekhara Raman: India -- Physicist (Nobel 1930)
  • 1889George Davis: Netherlands -- Actor (Devil May Care)
  • 1895Jakob Kaplan: French head rabbi (1955-81)

Died on November 7

  • 0739Willibrord [Clemens]: 1st Bishop of Utrecht / Saint 695-739, dies at 81
  • 1225Engelbert I [the Saint]: Archbishop of Cologne, murdered at 40
  • 1560Peter S Lotichius [Peter Lotz]: German Poet (Opera omnia)
  • 1573Solomon Luria (Maharshal): Talmudic Author (Yam Shel Shelomo)
  • 1633Cornelis Drebbel: Physicist / chemist / inventor (submarine)
  • 1639William Cobbold: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1678Erasmus Quellinus II [Quellien]: Flemish Painter / etcher, dies at 70
  • 1708Ludolf Backhuysen: Dutch seascape Painter / cartoonist, dies at 76
  • 1723Godfrey Kneller: English Painter (74-77)
  • 1802Johann Georg Joseph Spangler: Composer, dies at 50
  • 1817Francesco Pasquale Ricci: Composer, dies at 85
  • 1827Bartolomeo Campagnoli: Ital violinist / Composer / conductor, dies at 76
  • 1837Elijah P Lovejoy: Publisher, murdered by pro-slavery mob at 34
  • 1857Charles Heinrich Christoph Zeuner: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1859Carl Gottlieb Reissiger: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1876Albertus C van Raalte: Dutch / US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65
  • 1880Carl Friedrich Weitzmann: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1893Constantly Lievens: Flemish missionaries in India, dies at 37
  • 1901Li Hung-Tshang: Chinese rebel leader / Viceroy of Tsheli
  • 1913Alfred R Wallace: British zoologist (Is Mars habitable?)
  • 1919Hugo Haase: German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • 1935Lidj Jasu: Emperor of Ethiopia, dies at 39
  • 1938Earnest von Rath: German antifascist / diplomat, murdered
  • 1941Albin Zollinger: Swiss Poet / Author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46
  • 1943Dwight Frye: Actor (Vampire Bat, Dracula), dies at 44
  • 1944Richard Sorge & Ozaki: Spies, hanged in Tokyo
  • 1956Una Mae Carlisle: US pianist / singer, dies at 40
  • 1959Victor McLaglen: Actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72
  • 1960Alvin Carter: Vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
  • 1961Antonius F "Anton" Coolen: Author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64