What Happened in November 1874

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 James Theodore Holly, elected bishop of Haiti
  • Nov 4 Samuel J Tilden elected governor of NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 7 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • Nov 17 Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ
  • Nov 18 National Woman's Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland
  • Nov 24 American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire
  • Nov 25 The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (d. 1920)
  • Nov 7 Joseph Willoughby, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1895-96)
  • Nov 9 Albert Francis Blakeslee, Geneseo New York, American Botanist
  • Nov 12 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 1922)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 15 August Krogh [Schack], Danish zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel 1920), born in Grenaa, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1949)

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • Nov 15 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)
  • Nov 16 Johanna HC Albregt, Dutch actress (Dumb August)/wife of Henri Dons
  • Nov 18 Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116)
  • Nov 18 Clarence Shepard Day, American author (Life with Father), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 18 Riccardo Martin, composer
  • Nov 19 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer
  • Nov 20 James Michael Curley, 53rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
  • Nov 24 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • Nov 25 Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
  • Nov 26 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)
  • Nov 27 Chaim Weizmann, Israeli statesman (1st President)
  • Nov 27 Charles A Beard, American historian (American Continentalism)
  • Nov 29 Antonio Egas Moniz, Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)
  • Nov 29 Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II and winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature, born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1965)

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island (d. 1942)


Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine), dies at 55
  • Nov 9 Israel Bak, created 1st Hebrew printing press, dies