What Happened in November 1889

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state in the United States
  • Nov 3 Chaplain Ariëns founds first roman catholic workers group
  • Nov 4 Players League begins, declaring independence from baseball's NL
  • Nov 5 Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).
  • Nov 8 Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union
  • Nov 11 Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA
  • Nov 11 29th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Jr. shoots a 155 at Musselburgh Links

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Nov 14 New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours

Novelist Jules Verne
Jules Verne
  • Nov 15 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
  • Nov 17 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & SF
  • Nov 18 Oahu Railway begins public service in Hawaii
  • Nov 20 Gustav Mahler's 1st Symphony
  • Nov 23 Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
  • Nov 27 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)
  • Nov 27 Hermann Sudermann's "Ehre" premieres in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Philip John Noel-Baker, statesman/disarmament advocate (Nobel 1959)
  • Nov 3 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glazer
  • Nov 4 Alton Augustus Adams, composer
  • Nov 7 George Davis, Netherlands, actor (Devil May Care)
  • Nov 7 Lord Tennyson III, cricketer (England batsman & captain)
  • Nov 9 Snub Pollard, Australian actor (Don't Shove, Arizona Days), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Nov 10 Claude Rains, actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca), born in London, England
  • Nov 12 DeWitt Wallace, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Nov 14 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Indian PM (1947-64)
  • Nov 16 August Croegaert, Flemish liturgist
  • Nov 16 George S Kaufman, playwright (This is Show Business), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 16 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • Nov 18 Maria Realino, [Frederikus Janssen], teacher (Botany of Curacao)
  • Nov 19 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Laura), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Nov 20 Edwin Hubble, astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Edwin Hubble
  • Nov 23 Harry Sunderland, Australian rugby league identity (d. 1964)
  • Nov 24 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • Nov 24 Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
  • Nov 26 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (d. 1976)
  • Nov 30 Edgar D Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 18 William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68