What Happened in November 1869

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
  • Nov 3 Canada's Hamilton Foot Ball Club forms
  • Nov 6 1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
  • Nov 15 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
  • Nov 17 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)
  • Nov 17 Suez Canal (Egypt) opens, links Mediterranean & Red seas
  • Nov 23 In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day.
  • Nov 24 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 11 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46)/Ethiopia
  • Nov 11 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1901)
  • Nov 13 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)
  • Nov 13 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)
  • Nov 18 James E Sullivan, founder (Amateur Athletic Union)
  • Nov 20 Clark Griffith, Mo, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 22 Andre Gide, writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris, France

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • Nov 23 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)
  • Nov 24 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • Nov 25 Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer (d. 1934)
  • Nov 26 Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)
  • Nov 30 Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet (b. 1792)
  • Nov 4 George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74
  • Nov 12 Gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies
  • Nov 16 Hamiora Pere is hanged for treason at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington - only New Zealander ever to be executed for treason