What Happened in November 1903

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC
  • Nov 2 New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC
  • Nov 3 Colombia grants independence to Panama
  • Nov 3 Giovanni Giolitti becomes Prime Minister of Italy; a progressive liberal, he will hold his post through most of the next decade and introduce social, agrarian and labor reforms
  • Nov 4 Panama and Colombia wake up to news that the insurrectionists have declared an independent Republic of Panama
  • Nov 6 USA recognizes independence of Panama
  • Nov 15 Eugen d'Albert's opera "Tiefland" premieres in Prague
  • Nov 16 V Herbert & H Smith's musical "Babette" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 17 Dahomey (Benin) becomes a French protectorate.
  • Nov 17 In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east
  • Nov 18 Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty gives US exclusive canal rights in Panama
  • Nov 19 Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Nov 23 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
  • Nov 23 Colorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners' strike.
  • Nov 24 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • Nov 24 George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 27 Opera "Die Heugierigen Frauen" is produced (Munich)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Don Robey, US gospel singer
  • Nov 1 Gerard "Ge" Nabrink, Dutch anarchist/co-founder (NVSH)
  • Nov 1 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, born in St Germain de Joux (d. 1995)
  • Nov 1 Max Adrian, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover)
  • Nov 1 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (d. 1963)
  • Nov 2 Travis Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Nov 3 Walker Evans, US, photographer (Fortune Magazine)
  • Nov 4 Ion Vasilescu, composer
  • Nov 6 June Marlowe, American actress (d. 1984)
  • Nov 7 Albert Helman, [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician/novelist
  • Nov 7 Dean Jagger, Lima Ohio, actor (Albert Vane-Mr Novak, Elmer Gantry)
  • Nov 7 Konrad Lorenz, zoologist/ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel 1973)
  • Nov 7 Lodewijk AM "Lou" Lichtveld, [Albert Helman], Suriname author
  • Nov 7 Grace Stafford, American actress (d. 1992)
  • Nov 9 Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Apr 9]
  • Nov 9 Leon-Etienne Duval, archbishop/Cardinal
  • Nov 9 Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), born in Rustenburg, Transvaal (d. 1971)
  • Nov 11 Charles Bruce Perry, professor of medicine
  • Nov 11 Thomas Edward Allibone, Sheffield South Yorkshire, English Physicist (Manhattan Project, high-voltage particle acceleration)
  • Nov 12 Jack Oakie, Sedalia Mo, actor (Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award)
  • Nov 15 Stewie Dempster, cricketer (1st great NZ Test batsman)
  • Nov 17 Joseph Kaminski, composer
  • Nov 18 Lillian Fuchs, composer
  • Nov 19 Fritz Schmidt, German street photographer
  • Nov 20 Ishtiaq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani historian and educationist (d. 1981)
  • Nov 22 Herbert Sally Frankel, economist
  • Nov 25 Martin Soames, British traveller
  • Nov 25 William Dehart Hubbard, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1924), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Nov 27 Johnny Blood, aka John McNally, early NFL halfback (Green Bay)
  • Nov 27 Mona Washbourne, England, actress (Stevie, Billie Liar, Driver's Seat)
  • Nov 30 Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Theodor Mommsen, German historian and scholar (Nobel 1902), dies at 85
  • Nov 13 Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies

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Nov 13 Camille Pissarro, Danish Antillean/French painter (Impressionism), dies at 73


Nov 20 Tom Horn, American gunfighter and outlaw, hanged to death at 42

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • Nov 24 Charles Dupee Blake, composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 25 Harriet Hubbard Ayer, American cosmetics manufacturer and columnist, dies at 54