What Happened in November 1870

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)
  • Nov 8 Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
  • Nov 15 Bathe becomes member of Noordduitse Union
  • Nov 16 Spanish Cortes selects King Amadeus I
  • Nov 27 The New York Times dubs baseball "The National Game"
  • Nov 29 Compulsory education proclaimed in England

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding)
  • Nov 11 Nils Kjaer, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)
  • Nov 13 Henry Kolker, Quincy IL, actor (Real Glory, Thoroughbreds Don't Cry)
  • Nov 16 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)
  • Nov 19 Vicente Lleo, composer
  • Nov 21 Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
  • Nov 21 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
  • Nov 21 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • Nov 22 Howard Brockway, composer
  • Nov 25 Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)
  • Nov 27 Juho Kusti Paasikivi, president Finland
  • Nov 29 Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)
  • Nov 29 Harry Graham, Australian cricketer (107 on Test debut Aust v Eng 1893), born in Melbourne
  • Nov 30 Cecil Forsyth, composer
  • Nov 30 Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon (d. 1948)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 21 Karel J Erben, Czech poet (Ruiker), dies at 69
  • Nov 24 Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
  • Nov 28 Frédéric Bazille, French painter (b. 1841)