November 1861 in history

November 1861 events chronologically

Nov 1 American Civil War: U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott
Nov 4 The University of Washington opens in Seattle as the Territorial University
Nov 6 American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America
Nov 7 American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive
Nov 8 American Civil War: The "Trent Affair" – The USS San Jacinto stops the British mail ship Trent and arrests two Confederate envoys, sparking a diplomatic crisis between the UK and US
Nov 9 The first documented football match in Canada is played at University College, Toronto
Nov 20 American Civil War: A secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky's Confederate government

Top 7 most famous people born in November 1861

Nov 2 Georgy Lvov a Russian statesman and the first post-imperial prime minister of Russia, from 15 March to 21 July 1917.
Nov 6 James Naismith a Canadian American sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891. He wrote the original basketball rulebook, founded the University of Kansas basketball program, and lived to see basketball adopted as an Olympic demonstration sport in 1904 and as an official event at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, as well as the birth of both the National Invitation Tournament and the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship
Nov 14 Frederick Jackson Turner an American historian in the early 20th century, based at the University of Wisconsin until 1910, and then at Harvard. He trained many PhDs who came to occupy prominent places in the history profession. He promoted interdisciplinary and quantitative methods, often with a focus on the Midwest. He is best known for his essay "The Significance of the Frontier in American History", whose ideas formed the Frontier Thesis. He argued that the moving western frontier shaped American democracy and the American character from the colonial era until 1890. He is also known for his theories of geographical sectionalism. In recent years historians and academics have argued strenuously over Turner's work; all agree that the Frontier Thesis has had an enormous impact on historical scholarship and the American mind
Nov 22 Ranavalona III the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar. She ruled from July 30, 1883 to February 28, 1897 in a reign marked by ongoing and ultimately futile efforts to resist the colonial designs of the government of France. As a young woman, she was selected from among several Andriana qualified to succeed Queen Ranavalona II upon her death. Like both preceding queens, Ranavalona entered a political marriage with a member of the Hova elite named Rainilaiarivony, who in his role as Prime Minister of Madagascar, largely oversaw the day-to-day governance of the kingdom and managed its foreign affairs. Ranavalona tried to stave off colonization by strengthening trade and diplomatic relations with the United States and Great Britain throughout her reign. French attacks on coastal port towns and an assault on the capital city of Antananarivo ultimately led to the capture of the royal palace in 1895, ending the sovereignty and political autonomy of the century-old kingdom
Nov 22 Cyrus Edwin Dallin an American sculptor best known for Native Americans subjects. He created more than 260 works, including the equestrian statue of Paul Revere in Boston, Massachusetts; the Angel Moroni atop Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah; and his most famous work, Appeal to the Great Spirit, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was also an Olympic archer
Nov 23 Konstantin Korovin a leading Russian Impressionist painter.
Nov 29 Spyridon Samaras a Greek composer particularly admired for his operas who was part of the generation of composers that heralded the works of Giacomo Puccini. His compositions were praised worldwide during his lifetime and he is arguably the most internationally appreciated Greek composer before Dimitri Mitropoulos

Top 7 most famous people died in November 1861

Nov 10 Henri Mouhot a French naturalist and explorer of the mid-19th century. He was born in Montbéliard, Doubs, France - near the Swiss border, but spent his childhood in Russia and possibly, parts of Asia. He died near Naphan, Laos. He is remembered mostly in connection to Angkor. Mouhot's tomb is located just outside of Ban Phanom, to the east of Luang Prabang
Nov 10 Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire a French zoologist and an authority on deviation from normal structure. In 1854 he coined the term "éthologie"
Nov 11 Pedro V of Portugal King of Portugal from 1853 to 1861.
Nov 13 Arthur Hugh Clough an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to ground-breaking nurse Florence Nightingale. He was the brother of suffragist Anne Clough, who became principal of Newnham College, Cambridge
Nov 21 Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire a French ecclesiastic, preacher, journalist and political activist. He re-established the Dominican Order in post-Revolutionary France
Nov 26 Wilhelm Hensel a German painter, brother of Luise Hensel, husband to Fanny Mendelssohn, and brother-in-law to Felix Mendelssohn.
Nov 29 Nikolay Dobrolyubov a Russian literary critic, journalist, poet and revolutionary democrat.