What Happened in November 1894

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris

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Nov 1 Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.

  • Nov 5 Frederick Lugards expedition reaches Nikki
  • Nov 5 Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels" premieres
  • Nov 10 Fred Lugard signs accord with king Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki
  • Nov 12 Lawrence Hargrave, Australian aeronautical pioneer and inventor of the box kite, linked four huge box kites together and flew - but remained attached to the ground by piano wire
  • Nov 14 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Golden Pince-Nez" (BG)
  • Nov 16 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan
  • Nov 16 French captain Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki, West Africa
  • Nov 17 Daily Racing Form founded

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Nov 17 Serial killer H. H. Holmes is arrested in Boston after being tracked there from Philadelphia by the Pinkertons

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes
  • Nov 18 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)
  • Nov 18 1st comic strip "Origin of a New Species" by Richard Outcault
  • Nov 19 1st mushroom on a stamp (China 1 & 5 Ap)
  • Nov 19 Dutch troops occupy & plunders palace of Tjakra Negara, Lombok
  • Nov 20 US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua
  • Nov 25 Greenback (Independent) Party organizes in Indianapolis
  • Nov 26 King Lafia "Absalamu" of Nikki signs accord with France
  • Nov 29 3rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-0 in Montgomery

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 William Johnston, tennis champ (US Open-1915)
  • Nov 2 Alexander Lippisch, German scientist (d. 1976)

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Nov 3 William George Barker, Canadian flying ace (Victoria Cross recipient), born in Dauphin, Manitoba (d. 1930)

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Nov 5 Henri E J A de Page, Belgian private law scholar
  • Nov 11 Aaron Avshalomov, composer
  • Nov 11 Winifred Kingston, England, silent screen actress (David Garrick)
  • Nov 13 Artur Nebe, German SS officer {d. 1945)
  • Nov 14 Harold Collett Dent, journalist/educationist
  • Nov 14 Seena Owen, silent screen actress (Queen Kelly), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Nov 16 Count Richard Coudenhove Kalergi, Austrian politician
  • Nov 16 Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], comedienne (Mickey), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 17 Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat
  • Nov 17 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51)
  • Nov 19 Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)
  • Nov 20 Carl Mayer, Graz, actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise)
  • Nov 21 Corinne Griffith, Texarkana TX, actress (3 Hours, Lilies of Field)
  • Nov 23 Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)
  • Nov 24 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)
  • Nov 26 Norbert Wiener, US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics
  • Nov 26 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto (d. 1974)
  • Nov 27 Forrest Shaklee, founder (Shaklee Products)
  • Nov 27 Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox saint (d. 1971)
  • Nov 27 Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (d. 1989)
  • Nov 28 Brooks Atkinson, drama critic (Broadway theater namesake)
  • Nov 29 Yakima Canutt, [Enos Edward], Colfax WA, actor/dir (Texas Terror)
  • Nov 29 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26 Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845) Reigned from 1881
  • Nov 20 Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64
  • Nov 27 Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)