What Happened in November 1896

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine
  • Nov 3 J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales
  • Nov 3 Martha Hughes Cannon of Utah elected 1st female senator

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Nov 11 Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War
  • Nov 11 Samuel Pierpont Langley's Number 6 'heavier-than-air' aircraft model flies over 1,500 m (5,000 ft).
  • Nov 14 Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation
  • Nov 19 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Sussex Vampire" (BG)
  • Nov 24 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
  • Nov 26 1st large indoor football game, University of Chicago beats U of Mich 7-6
  • Nov 26 A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle
  • Nov 27 "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) debuts in Frankfurt

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Edmund Blunden, English poet/critic (Undertones of War)
  • Nov 3 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (d. 1970)
  • Nov 4 Ian Wolfe, actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors), born in Canton Illinois (d. 1992)
  • Nov 4 Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (d. 1971)
  • Nov 6 Jim Jordan, Peoria IL, radio comedian (Fibber McGee)
  • Nov 7 Herbert R O'Connor, Balt Md, (Sen-Md)/TV narrator (Crime Syndicate)
  • Nov 7 Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist (d. 1975)
  • Nov 8 Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
  • Nov 10 Jimmie Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)
  • Nov 12 Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)
  • Nov 13 Nobusuke Kishi, premier of Japan (1957-60)
  • Nov 14 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), born in Boone, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • Nov 16 Lawrence Tibbett, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Nov 16 Oswald Mosley, British politician and founder of British Union of Fascists, born in London (d. 1980)
  • Nov 16 Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)
  • Nov 17 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)
  • Nov 20 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer
  • Nov 20 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (d. 1977)
  • Nov 22 Mario La Broca, composer
  • Nov 22 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [OS]
  • Nov 23 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
  • Nov 23 Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1946-53)
  • Nov 23 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer/actress (Roman scandals)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 24 Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Italian-American gangster of the New York mafia, born in Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)

  • Nov 25 Virgil Thomson, composer/music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 27 Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio)
  • Nov 28 Lilia Skala, actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Nov 28 Dawn Powell, American writer (d. 1965)
  • Nov 29 Philip L Carret, Lynn Mass, CEO (Pioneer Fund)
  • Nov 29 Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 2 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 12 Spyridon Xyndas, composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 13 Antonio Pena y Goni, composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 22 George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies
  • Nov 22 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 26 Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818)
  • Nov 26 Coventry Patmore, British poet (b. 1823)