What Happened in November 1895

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½
  • Nov 5 1st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden) for gasoline driven car
  • Nov 5 Edward, Prince of Wales, says "We are all Socialists nowadays"
  • Nov 5 US state Utah accepts female suffrage

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Nov 8 German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • Nov 11 Bechuanaland becomes part of Cape Colony
  • Nov 13 First shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii
  • Nov 19 American inventor Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil
  • Nov 21 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans" (BG)
  • Nov 23 4th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 48-0 in Tuscaloosa
  • Nov 26 Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association forms

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Nov 27 Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel
Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Alfred Nobel
  • Nov 28 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer
  • Nov 5 Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)
  • Nov 7 Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81)
  • Nov 8 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
  • Nov 8 Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)
  • Nov 10 John Knudsen Northrop, aircraft designer (Northrop Air)
  • Nov 11 Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor
  • Nov 11 Jacov Gotovac, composer
  • Nov 14 Walter Freeman, American physician (d. 1972)
  • Nov 14 Louise Huff, American actress (What Women Want), born in Columbus, Georgia (d. 1973)
  • Nov 15 Antoni Słonimski, Polish writer (d. 1976)
  • Nov 16 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)
  • Nov 16 Michael Arlen [Dikran Kouyoumdjian], British author and scriptwriter (An American Verdict), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1956)
  • Nov 16 Paul Hindemith, German composer (d. 1963)
  • Nov 17 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (d. 1975)
  • Nov 17 Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)
  • Nov 18 Ernst Levy, Swiss composer, born in Basel (d. 1981)
  • Nov 19 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • Nov 25 Anastas I Mikoyan, Armenia, member of Supreme Soviet
  • Nov 25 Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician
  • Nov 25 Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
  • Nov 25 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)
  • Nov 26 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system)
  • Nov 26 William Wilson (Bill), East Dorset, Vermont, co-founder (alcoholics anonymous), (d. 1971)
  • Nov 28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist (d. 1980)
  • Nov 29 Busby Berkeley, choreographer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 29 Lodovico Rocca, composer
  • Nov 29 William V S Tubman, (Whig), 17th Liberian president (1943-70)
  • Nov 30 Johann Nepomuk David, composer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Businessman Harvey Firestone (26) weds composer Idabelle Smith (21)

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Aleksander Zarzycki, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 11 Julius Tausch, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 25 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist, dies at 68
  • Nov 29 Eduard count von Taaffe, Austria premier (1868..93), dies at 62