What Happened in November 1888

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Amsterdam: 1st concerto of Concert worker, under Willem Kes

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Nov 9 Jack Ripper's 5th and probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed
  • Nov 14 St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes
  • Nov 14 USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 17 Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony premieres in St Petersburg

  • Nov 20 Willard Bundy patents timecard clock

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 William Charles Denis Browne, composer
  • Nov 7 Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)
  • Nov 8 David Monrad Johansen, composer
  • Nov 9 Jean Monnet, French economist/EG-pioneer/chairman (EGKS)
  • Nov 10 Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder
  • Nov 10 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), born in Wanstead, England (d. 1971)
  • Nov 11 Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India
  • Nov 15 James Morrison, Mattoon IL, actor (Little Detectives)
  • Nov 16 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 16 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • Nov 16 Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)
  • Nov 17 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie), born (d. 1973)
  • Nov 18 Frances Marion, American screenwriter and actress (Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)
  • Nov 19 Jose RaulCapablanca, Cuba, world chess champion (1921-27)
  • Nov 22 Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel
  • Nov 23 Harpo Marx, [Adolph] actor/comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 23 Nana Bryant, American actress (Ladies of the Chorus), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (The Farmer's Daughter), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • Nov 24 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
  • Nov 24 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, actor (Metropolis, Spies), born in Cologne, Germany
  • Nov 24 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • Nov 26 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)
  • Nov 29 Joe Slater, Australian Rules footballer (d. 1917)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)