What Happened in November 1914

Historical Events

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Nov 1 Connie Mack asks waivers on Jack Coombs, Eddie Plank & Chief Colby

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Nov 1 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
  • Nov 1 Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity

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Nov 1 Paul von Hindenburg named marshal of the Eastern front

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Nov 2 Great Britain annexes Cyprus
  • Nov 2 V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 2 Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 2 Great Britain declares the entire North Sea a military area: neutral ships will transit it at their own risk
  • Nov 4 Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete", NYC)
  • Nov 5 Britain declares war on Turkey and annexes Cyprus, occupied since 1878; the immediate reason is to keep it from being taken by Turkey
  • Nov 6 The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts
  • Nov 7 Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
  • Nov 7 The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
  • Nov 7 The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
  • Nov 9 Off Cocos Island, near Sumatra, the Australian cruiser 'Sydney' sinks German cruiser 'Emden', which has been attacking ships in the Pacific
  • Nov 12 Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war
  • Nov 14 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • Nov 15 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia
  • Nov 16 Federal Reserve System formally opens
  • Nov 16 Pope Benedict XV calls for peace
  • Nov 17 US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
  • Nov 20 US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
  • Nov 21 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 21 British army conquers Bazra
  • Nov 22 Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
  • Nov 22 Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
  • Nov 23 The US Army retreats from Mexico.

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Nov 24 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 24 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
  • Nov 26 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
  • Nov 27 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)
  • Nov 28 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
  • Nov 28 10th Australasian Championships: Arthur O'Hara Wood beats Gerald Patterson (6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-1)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
  • Nov 2 Ray Walston, actor (My Favorite Martian, Damn Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 2 Johnny Vander Meer, baseball player (d. 1997)
  • Nov 3 Hallgrimur Helgason, composer
  • Nov 5 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73)
  • Nov 5 Alton Tobey, American artist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 6 Jonathan Harris, actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space)
  • Nov 7 R[aphael] A[loysius] Lafferty, US, sci-fi author (Devil is Dead)
  • Nov 8 Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
  • Nov 8 Norman Lloyd, actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Nov 8 Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley winemaker (Charles Krug), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • Nov 9 Colin Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War
  • Nov 11 Daisy Bates, publisher/head (Arkansas NAACP)
  • Nov 11 Hansje Toussaint, [Hermina A Schenk], singer (Sing of the Cross)
  • Nov 11 Howard Fast, American screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 11 Perry Bass, Texas billionaire
  • Nov 11 Henry Wade, American lawyer (d. 2001)
  • Nov 12 Edward "Henricus" Schillebeeckx, Dutch theologist
  • Nov 12 Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Nov 12 Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Nov 14 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist
  • Nov 14 Florentine Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, Dutch black widow/Nazi
  • Nov 14 Ken Carson, Coalgate Oklahoma, singer (Garry Moore Show)
  • Nov 15 Gheorghe Dumitrescu, composer
  • Nov 15 Jorge Bolet, pianist (C'eurties Instituka), born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 17 Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)
  • Nov 20 Emilio Pucci, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954), born in Naples, Italy
  • Nov 22 Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer
  • Nov 23 [Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)
  • Nov 23 Roger Avon, Durham actor (d. 1998)
  • Nov 24 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director/actress (Jane Eyre)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 25 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Nov 25 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • Nov 25 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • Nov 27 Evangeline Bruce, hostess
  • Nov 29 Edith Tilton Penrose, economist
  • Nov 29 Taisen Deshimaru, Saga City Japan, found several Zen centers in France

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • Nov 3 Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • Nov 4 Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
  • Nov 6 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • Nov 14 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • Nov 23 Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
  • Nov 24 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
  • Nov 25 Davorin Jenko, composer, dies at 79