What Happened in November 1909

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Opera "Il Segreto di Susanna" is produced (Munich)
  • Nov 7 Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922
  • Nov 11 Construction of US navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, begins
  • Nov 11 J M Synge's "Tinker's Wedding" premieres in London

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Nov 12 Mackenzie King takes his seat in the House of Commons as Minister of Labour

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Nov 13 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
  • Nov 13 Ben Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 13 Collier's magazine accuses U.S. Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of questionable dealings in Alaskan coal fields.
  • Nov 16 EVV Eindhoven soccer team forms
  • Nov 18 US invades Nicaragua, later overthrows President Zelaya
  • Nov 19 Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper denies corruption
  • Nov 20 Jack Williams of Ottawa Rough Riders kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 23 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)
  • Nov 23 Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
  • Nov 26 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • Nov 30 9th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Sydney (5-0)

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Nov 30 The British House of Lords rejects the 'People's Budget' prepared by David Lloyd George, which tried to shift the tax burden to the wealthy. This led to the Parliament Act intended to stop the unelected house overruling the will of the elected house.

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Bruno Bjelinski, composer
  • Nov 3 James "Scotty" Barrett Reston, Clydebank Scotld, journalist (NY Times)
  • Nov 4 Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (d. 1986)
  • Nov 4 Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)
  • Nov 4 Evelyn Johnson, Corbin Kentucky, female pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), (d. 2012)
  • Nov 6 Heinz Rottger, composer
  • Nov 6 Henk Bijvanck, composer
  • Nov 8 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
  • Nov 9 Hendrik van Randwijk, Dutch author/founder (Vrij Netherland)
  • Nov 9 Robert Douglas, [Finlayson], Bletchley England, actor (Adv of Don Juan)
  • Nov 10 PaweĊ‚ Jasienica, Polish historian (d. 1970)
  • Nov 11 Robert Ryan, actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Nov 13 Gunnar Bjornstrand, actor (Shame, Dreams), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Nov 13 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears)

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Nov 14 Joseph McCarthy, American Senator, (Rep - Wisconsin) who claimed anti-communists had infiltrated the US government, born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin (d. 1957)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Nov 15 Don Large, Canada, choral director (Wayne King)
  • Nov 17 Gerald Savory, actor playwright/TV producer (Heart of the Matter)

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Nov 18 Johnny Mercer, American lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1976)

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
  • Nov 19 Rose Isabel Williams, sister of Tennessee Williams
  • Nov 19 Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 19 Moses Josiah Madiba, Seshego, Pietersburg (now Polokwane) district, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North
  • Nov 20 Alan Bible, (Sen-D-Nev, 1954-74)
  • Nov 22 Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)
  • Nov 22 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • Nov 23 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
  • Nov 24 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
  • Nov 24 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
  • Nov 25 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
  • Nov 25 Manny Martindale, cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's)
  • Nov 26 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 26 Eugene Ionesco, playwright
  • Nov 27 Astrid Allwyn, actress (Charlie Chan's Secret), born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • Nov 27 Donald John Urquhart, librarian
  • Nov 27 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family)
  • Nov 27 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • Nov 28 Aleksandar Rankovic, Yugoslavic partisan/vice-premier
  • Nov 29 Rupert Davies, methodist Scholar
  • Nov 30 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist, dies at 81
  • Nov 8 Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 8 Eduard de Hartog, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 10 Ludvig Schytte, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 10 Renee Vivien, American poet (b. 1877)
  • Nov 10 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
  • Nov 13 Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70
  • Nov 16 Francis Thome, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 30 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]