What Happened in November 1882

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast" premieres
  • Nov 15 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
  • Nov 16 British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • Nov 8 Lazare Saminsky, composer
  • Nov 9 Joe Hardstaff Sr, cricketer ("Hotstuff" in 1907-08 MCC tour of Aust)
  • Nov 10 Max Mell, Austria officer/literary (Donauweibchen)
  • Nov 11 King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1973)
  • Nov 13 John Lowry, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Nov 15 Felix Frankfurter, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Nov 18 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds)
  • Nov 18 Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas)
  • Nov 18 Wyndham Lewis, English author/painter (Tarr, Apes of God)
  • Nov 20 Andy Coakley, baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University (d. 1963)
  • Nov 23 Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 20 Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 20 Henry Draper, American amateur astronomer (photos of the Moon, Orion Nebula), dies of pleurisy at 45
  • Nov 21 Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35
  • Nov 26 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies