What Happened in November 1873

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Dentist John Beers of SF patents gold crown

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Nov 5 Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald

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Nov 7 Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald

2nd Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie
2nd Prime Minister of Canada
Alexander Mackenzie
Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Nov 12 Bay District Race Track opens

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Nov 19 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • Nov 19 James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation
  • Nov 20 Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 G E Moore, English philosopher (Ethics)

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Nov 5 Teddy Flack [Edwin], Australian athlete, double Olympic gold medallist in 1896, born in London, England (d. 1935)

Olympic Runner Teddy Flack
Olympic Runner
Teddy Flack
  • Nov 9 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (d. 1941)
  • Nov 10 Henri Rabnaud, composer (Le Premer Glaire), born in Paris, France

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Nov 16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Nov 20 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer (Chanticker), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Nov 22 Johnny Tyldesley, cricketer (brother of Ernest, 31 Tests for England)
  • Nov 22 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Kintpuash, "Captain Jack", chief of Modoc-indians, dies
  • Nov 8 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Span poet/comic playwright, dies at 76