What Happened in November 1875

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela Angola, from Africa's east coast
  • Nov 4 Passenger Steamship "Pacific" collides with sailing vessel "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 die
  • Nov 4 Tonga adopts constitution
  • Nov 4 Massachusetts Rifle Association is founded in Boston
  • Nov 7 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa
  • Nov 13 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
  • Nov 13 National Bowling Association organized in NYC
  • Nov 16 Battle of Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • Nov 16 William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
  • Nov 17 Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott
  • Nov 28 British explorer Verney Cameron reaches East Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Emils Darzins, composer
  • Nov 6 Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator
  • Nov 7 Mikhail Kalinin, Soviet politician (d. 1946)
  • Nov 10 Maude Eburne, Canada, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman)
  • Nov 11 Vesto Slipher, Mulberry Indiana, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • Nov 13 Rogelio del Villar, composer
  • Nov 14 Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer: Conrad Pilater
  • Nov 14 Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (d. 1899)
  • Nov 19 Michael I Kalinin, Russian metal worker/head of state

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 19 Hiram Bingham, Connecticut, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu)

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Nov 22 Elizabeth Patterson, Savannah TN, actress (Climax, Tall Story)
  • Nov 22 Georges Rency, Belgian poet
  • Nov 23 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian literary critic and politician (d. 1933)
  • Nov 27 Wladyslaw Orkan, [Szmaciarz-Smreczynsky], Pol author (Nowele Zebrane)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 James W. W. Birch, 1st British resident in Perak, Malaysia is speared to death while in the bath-house of his boat, SS Dragon at 49
  • Nov 6 John Baptist van Son, Dutch Catholic politician, dies at 71
  • Nov 17 Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies
  • Nov 21 Friedrich A Lange, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67
  • Nov 22 Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)