What Happened in November 1887

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 Ottawa College (ORFU) defeats Montreal Football Club (QRFU) 10-5 to win the Dominion championship
  • Nov 11 Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies (b. 1855), Albert Parsons (b. 1848), Adolph Fischer (b. 1858) and George Engel (b. 1836) are executed.
  • Nov 11 Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.
  • Nov 13 Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.
  • Nov 15 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong
  • Nov 19 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dying Detective" (BG)
  • Nov 23 Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan
  • Nov 23 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
  • Nov 24 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 29 US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii
  • Nov 30 1st indoor softball game (Chicago)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Max Trapp, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1971)
  • Nov 1 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes (d. 1976)
  • Nov 3 Samuil Marshak, Russian writer, translator and children's poet (d. 1964)
  • Nov 4 Knut Algot Hakanson, composer
  • Nov 5 Oscar Bossaert, Belgium, chocolate manufacturer/min of Middenstand

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Nov 6 Walter Johnson, American MLB pitcher (Washington Senator: 1907-27), born in Humboldt, Kansas (d. 1946)

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Nov 8 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer
  • Nov 9 Gertrude Astor, Lakewood OH, actress (Carnival Lady)
  • Nov 9 Muriel Aked, Bingley England actress (Happiest Days of Your Life)
  • Nov 10 Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Erziehung vor Verdun)
  • Nov 11 Roland Young, British-born American actor, born in London, England (d. 1953)
  • Nov 14 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austria, musicologist/conductor/composer
  • Nov 14 Louis A van Gasteren, Dutch actor/director (Willem van Oranje)

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Nov 15 Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Cow's Skull), born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (d. 1986)

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Nov 15 Hitoshi Asida, Japanese politician
  • Nov 15 Marianne Moore, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 15 René Maran, Martinique, author (Batouala, Prix Goncourt)
  • Nov 16 Philip Frohman, US architect

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Nov 17 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, born in London (d. 1976)

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • Nov 19 James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)
  • Nov 23 Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich England, actor (Frankenstein)
  • Nov 23 Paul Malengreau, composer
  • Nov 23 Eduardo Corrochio, Spanish-born dancer (d. 1943)
  • Nov 23 Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)
  • Nov 24 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
  • Nov 25 Nikolai Vavilov, Russian geneticist (d. 1943)
  • Nov 28 Bobby Watson, [Knucher], Springfield IL, comedian
  • Nov 28 Ernst Rohm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA
  • Nov 28 Jacobo Palm, Curacaos pianist/organist

Famous Weddings


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Nov 2 Baseball legend Connie Mack (24) weds Margaret Hogan

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 9 Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Jenny Lind, [Swedish Nightingale], soprano, dies at 67

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Nov 8 Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • Nov 18 Eduard Marxsen, composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 18 Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Heinrich Panofka, German violist/composer, dies at 80

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Nov 19 Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • Nov 20 Louis Gallait, Belgian painter (Egmont & Receiver), dies at 77
  • Nov 25 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss historic rights, dies at 71