What Happened in November 1904

Historical Events


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Nov 1 George Bernard Shaw's "John Bull's Other Island" premieres in London

  • Nov 2 British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing
  • Nov 4 First stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)

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Nov 8 American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B. Parker (D)

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  • Nov 8 Inventor and manufacturer Harvey Hubbell receives the first U.S. patent for a separable electric attachment plug
  • Nov 9 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes
  • Nov 12 9th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 29-5 in Birmingham
  • Nov 14 King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
  • Nov 17 George Cohan's musical "Little Johnny Jones" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 18 General Esteban Huertas steps down after the government of Panama fears he wants to stage a coup.
  • Nov 23 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
  • Nov 28 Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Laura Laplante, actress (Cat & Canary), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Nov 3 Gideon Fagan, composer
  • Nov 3 Janis Kalnins, composer
  • Nov 4 Don Alvarado, [Jose Page], actor (Captain Thunder), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Nov 4 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • Nov 4 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (d. 1967)
  • Nov 5 Cooney Weiland, Canadian hockey player (d. 1985)
  • Nov 6 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Misleading Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • Nov 8 Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)
  • Nov 9 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (d. 1948)
  • Nov 10 Steven Geray, Uzhored Czechoslovakia, actor (French Line)
  • Nov 11 Alger Hiss, State Department official hid papers in a pumpkin
  • Nov 11 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)
  • Nov 14 Alexey Semyonovich Zhivotov, composer
  • Nov 14 Dick Powell, Mt View Ark, actor (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater)
  • Nov 14 Harold Larwood, cricketer (England bodyline bowler)
  • Nov 14 Marya Mannes, American author (The Reporter), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 15 Tilly Losch, Austrian dancer and actress (Duel in the Sun, Garden of Allah), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1975)
  • Nov 16 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
  • Nov 16 Frederik van der Meer, Dutch archaeologist/art historian
  • Nov 16 Nnamdi Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe, politician
  • Nov 17 Isamu Noguchi, sculptor (1963 Fine Arts Medal)
  • Nov 18 Guido Santorsola, composer
  • Nov 18 Theodore DN Besterman, British bibliographer
  • Nov 18 Jean Paul Lemieux, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • Nov 19 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter
  • Nov 19 Nancy Carroll, [Ann V LaHiff], American actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Alexandra Danilova, ballet great
  • Nov 21 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz
  • Nov 22 Roland Winters, actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 25 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer
  • Nov 25 Jessie Royce Landis, [Medbury], actress (North by Northwest), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 25 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • Nov 25 Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 25 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (d. 2000)
  • Nov 26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • Nov 28 James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss)
  • Nov 28 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a cold climate)
  • Nov 29 Kay Johnson, actress (Real Glory, Of Human Bondage), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Nov 29 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • Nov 29 Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)
  • Nov 30 Clyfford Still, US, abstract painter
  • Nov 30 Philip Burton, Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire, Wales, director/acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 4 Jack Brown, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1894-99), dies
  • Nov 18 Justus van Maurik, cigar manufacturer/author/head of Red Guard, dies
  • Nov 22 Theophile E A de Bock, painter/etcher, dies
  • Nov 30 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer, dies at 64