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) begins her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in under 80 days. She succeeds, finishing the trip in 72 days, 6 hours

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne
  • Nov 15 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
  • Nov 17 Union Pacific begins daily through service, Chicago-Portland & San Francisco
  • 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

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Nov 14 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, born in Allahabad, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1964)

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 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, American astronomer (discoverer of galaxies, red shift) born in Marshfield, Missouri (d. 1953)

Astronomer Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
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