What Happened in November 1880

Historical Events


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 James A. Garfield (R) elected 20th US President

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • Nov 8 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
  • Nov 11 Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol
  • Nov 21 Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 1 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • Nov 1 Grantland Rice, sportswriter (NY Her Trib 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37)
  • Nov 1 Karel Paul van der Mandele, financier/director (Rotterdamsche Bank)
  • Nov 1 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • Nov 2 John Foulds, English composer, born in Manchester (d. 1939
  • Nov 3 Edmond Barrett, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1908)
  • Nov 3 Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer
  • Nov 6 Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
  • Nov 6 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
  • Nov 9 Rudolph Karel, composer
  • Nov 10 Aart A van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange)
  • Nov 10 Jacob Epstein, sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel)
  • Nov 14 Eugene O'Brien, Boulder OH, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
  • Nov 16 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • Nov 20 George McBride, baseball player (d. 1973)
  • Nov 21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • Nov 25 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)
  • Nov 28 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]
  • Nov 28 Marinus van Meel, 1st Dutch aviator

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 8 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Lucretia Mott, US quaker (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies

BattleExecution

Nov 11 Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly
Leader of the Kelly gang
Ned Kelly
  • Nov 19 Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74
  • Nov 24 NapolĂ©on Henri Reber, French composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 26 Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer, dies at 52
  • Nov 28 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)