What Happened in November 1877

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
  • Nov 9 American Chemical Society chartered in NY
  • Nov 17 Gilbert and Sullivan's operette "Sorcerer" premieres in London
  • Nov 17 Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia

1stHistoric Invention

Nov 21 Thomas Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph), the 1st machine to play and record sound

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Roger Quilter, British composer
  • Nov 2 Claire McDowell, American actress (Big Parade), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 2 Victor Trumper, cricketer (Australia batsman 1899-1912)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 2 Aga Khan III, Shia Imam who was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League and later President of the League of Nations (1937-38), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1957)

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Nov 2 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d. 1933)
  • Nov 3 Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chilean president. (d. 1960)
  • Nov 7 Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer
  • Nov 9 Allama Iqbal, Pakistani poet/philosopher
  • Nov 9 Jesus Castillo, composer
  • Nov 9 Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • Nov 9 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician (d. 1959)
  • Nov 14 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)
  • Nov 17 Frank Calder, the first NHL President (d. 1943)
  • Nov 18 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)
  • Nov 21 Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer
  • Nov 21 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer (d. 1933)
  • Nov 22 Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
  • Nov 24 Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
  • Nov 24 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Harley Granville-Barker, dramatist/producer/critic, born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)
  • Nov 13 Pietro Coppola, composer, dies at 83