What Happened in November 1890

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
  • Nov 4 Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London
  • Nov 4 Alexander Borodin's opera "Prince Igor" premieres in Petersburg
  • Nov 11 D McCree patents portable fire escape
  • Nov 20 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Slavery in the Missions"
  • Nov 23 King William III of the Netherlands dies (b. 1817) without a male heir and a special law passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to inherit.
  • Nov 23 General elections in Italy.
  • Nov 27 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation
  • Nov 29 1st US Army - US Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 James Barton, NJ, Broadway actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh)
  • Nov 2 Henry Borginon, Flemish nationalist/senator
  • Nov 2 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), born in Vårdnäs, Linköping (d. 1964)
  • Nov 3 Eustaquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest (d. 1943)
  • Nov 4 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia)
  • Nov 5 Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter (d. 1977)
  • Nov 9 George Regas, Greek actor (d. 1940)
  • Nov 12 Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)
  • Nov 15 Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)
  • Nov 16 Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer

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Nov 16 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Nov 16 George Seldes, journalist
  • Nov 17 Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
  • Nov 20 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter
  • Nov 20 Robert Armstrong, Saginaw MI, actor (Mighty Joe Young, King Kong)

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Nov 22 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), born in Lille, France (d. 1970)

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 23 El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
  • Nov 30 John Tasker Howard, composer
  • Nov 30 Oege Bakker, Dutch economist

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1811)
  • Nov 4 Jacob PP baron van Zuylen, Dutch foreign minister (1852-3), dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Caesar-Auguste Franck, Belgian organist/composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian man of letters/librarian, dies at 71
  • Nov 22 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
  • Nov 23 Willem III, last male King of the Netherlands (1849-90), dies at 73
  • Nov 24 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
  • Nov 27 Emmanuele Muzio, composer, dies at 69