What Happened in November 1899

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 3 James J Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Nov 11 Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
  • Nov 12 British troops reach Durban Natal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Nov 18 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
  • Nov 22 -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
  • Nov 23 Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
  • Nov 25 Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
  • Nov 28 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
  • Nov 3 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)
  • Nov 4 Mimi Boesnach, Dutch actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roosje), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Nov 4 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)
  • Nov 5 Forrest Lewis, actor (Monster of Piedras Blancas)
  • Nov 11 Harold "Pie" Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
  • Nov 11 Pat O'Brien, actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Nov 15 Avdy Andresson, Estonian statesman (d. 1990)
  • Nov 15 Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
  • Nov 16 Mary Margaret McBride, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri
  • Nov 17 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
  • Nov 17 Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)
  • Nov 18 Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], conductor (Philadelphia Orch), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 19 Allen Tate, American poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems)
  • Nov 19 Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)
  • Nov 20 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer
  • Nov 21 Jobyna Ralston, American actress (For Heaven's Sake), born in South Pittsburg, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • Nov 22 Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, actor/songwriter (Stardust)
  • Nov 23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Nov 24 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
  • Nov 24 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • Nov 25 Vera Reynolds, American silent screen actress (Lawless Woman), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1962)
  • Nov 25 William R Burnett, American author (Little Caesar)
  • Nov 26 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • Nov 29 Gustave Reese, composer
  • Nov 29 Genevieve Tobin, American actress (Zaza, Great Gambini, Uncertain Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Nov 29 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 9 US Admiral of the Navy George Dewey (61) weds Mildred McLean Hazen at the rectory St. Paul's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 19 [Maria] Catharina Beersmans, Belgian actress (Medea), dies at 55
  • Nov 20 Carl A E Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish translator, dies at 63
  • Nov 21 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies
  • Nov 24 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • Nov 25 Robert Lowry, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 27 Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19