What Happened in November 1902

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 France and Italy sign an Entente under which Italy agrees to remain neutral if France is attacked; this is France's attempt to neutralize the Triple Entente

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Nov 13 "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad is first published in one volume (previously serialized) by William Blackwood in Edinburgh

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad
  • Nov 15 Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist
  • Nov 18 Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt
  • Nov 20 Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race
  • Nov 21 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
  • Nov 21 Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
  • Nov 21 The Canadian government appoints a commission to consider revising, classifying, and consolidating the many public statutes passed over the years
  • Nov 25 Franz Lehar's opera "Wiener Frauen" premieres in Vienna

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Nov 29 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der arme Heinrich" premieres in Vienna

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 30 American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Eugen Jochum, Babenhausen Bavaria, German conductor (Hamburg Orch)
  • Nov 1 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1943)
  • Nov 2 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian author/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes)
  • Nov 2 Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank)
  • Nov 4 Frank Jenks, actor (Zombies on Broadway), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 5 Strom Thurmond, (Sen-R-SC, 1955- )
  • Nov 7 Rob van der de Bas, [Barend Robberts], troubadour (Klucht of the Cow)
  • Nov 8 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet-party ideologist [NS=Nov 22]
  • Nov 8 Walerian Josef Gniot, composer
  • Nov 9 Anthony Asquith, British director (Carrington V C (Court martial))
  • Nov 10 Antonio Maria Valencia, composer
  • Nov 10 Murk Ozinga, Dutch building historian (Monuments of Curacao)
  • Nov 13 Gustav von Koenigswald, paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus)
  • Nov 15 Frederico Freitas, composer
  • Nov 16 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist
  • Nov 17 Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)
  • Nov 17 Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All)
  • Nov 18 Barbara Giuranna, composer
  • Nov 18 Jorgen Nielsen, Danish author (regional novels)
  • Nov 19 Trevor Bardette, Nashville AR, actor (Refugee, None Shall Escape)
  • Nov 20 Wolfgang Kunkel, German law historian
  • Nov 21 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
  • Nov 21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (d. 1985)
  • Nov 22 Emanuel Feuermann, Kolomea Galicia, cellist (Chicago Symph Orch)
  • Nov 22 Sir Humphrey Gibbs, Rhodesian politician (d. 1990)
  • Nov 22 Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
  • Nov 23 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)
  • Nov 24 Fernand Braudel, French historian

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Nov 25 Eddie Shore, Fort Qu'Appelle Northwest Territories, NHL hall of famer

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Nov 26 Alberto Morin, PR, actor (Armando-Dallas)
  • Nov 26 Gerrit Jan van der Veen, [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter
  • Nov 27 Giuseppe Savagnone, composer
  • Nov 28 Victor Jory, Dawson City Canada, actor (Kings Row, Manhunt)
  • Nov 29 Carlo Levi, Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)
  • Nov 29 Georges Poulet, French/Belgian critic (Temps Humain)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 14 Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff, foreign minister, dies
  • Nov 17 Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social Reformer (b. 1847)
  • Nov 22 Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide
  • Nov 22 Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
  • Nov 23 Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies