What Happened in November 1883

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)
  • Nov 3 US Supreme Court decides federal courts have no jurisdiction over Native American tribal Council (Ex parte Crow Dog)
  • Nov 3 American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture
  • Nov 5 Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
  • Nov 5 Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 6 NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
  • Nov 8 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
  • Nov 10 Toronto Argonauts defeat Ottawa FC 9-7, for 1st ORFU Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 14 "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson is first published as a book by Cassell & Co.

  • Nov 17 23rd British Golf Open: Willie Fernie shoots a 158 at Musselburgh Links
  • Nov 18 Antonin Dvorák's "Husitska" premieres
  • Nov 18 Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Frico Kafenda, composer
  • Nov 2 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
  • Nov 3 Enny Peace [Maria Magdalena Müller], Dutch actress and wife of Eduard Verkade, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1919)
  • Nov 6 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director
  • Nov 7 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, Newport New Va, TV preacher
  • Nov 8 Arnold Bax, English composer (Farewell My Youth), born in London (d. 1953)
  • Nov 8 Ethel Clayton, American actress (Hotel Continental), born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Edna May Oliver [Nutter], American actress (Little Women) born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1942)
  • Nov 10 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer
  • Nov 11 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Nov 14 Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek premier (1945, 50, 51-52)
  • Nov 16 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • Nov 17 Harold Baumgartner, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1913)
  • Nov 18 Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (d. 1981)
  • Nov 19 Ned Sparks, Canadian actor (d. 1957)
  • Nov 23 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
  • Nov 23 Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (Epic of Culture in New World)
  • Nov 25 Percy Marmont, actor (Capt Apache), born in London, England
  • Nov 25 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic (d. 1939)
  • Nov 28 Paul Hastings Allen, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, poet and playwright (Fathers & Sons), dies at 64
  • Nov 5 William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies
  • Nov 25 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 26 Sojourner Truth, US abolitionist/women's rights advocate, dies at 96

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth