Today in History for November 1915

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 13 of 13

1st - Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
2nd - First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
6th - 1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)
6th - Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
8th - An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedos and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; over 200 lives lost
12th - Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago
12th - Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry
14th - Thomas Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia
20th - 7th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Rowing, 13-7
23rd - On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day
24th - Serbian leader flees to Albania
29th - Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.
30th - St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 37 of 37

1st - Carlos A Nicolaas, Bonaire, teacher/poet
1st - Michael Denison, York England, actor (Importance of Being Ernest)
2nd - Douglas Gordon Lilburn, composer
2nd - Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (d. 2000)
2nd - Sidney Luft, American movie director (d. 2005)
4th - Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science
4th - Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster
4th - Lloyd James Austin, French Scholar
5th - Moe Biller, labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), born in NYC, New York
7th - Philip Morrison, American scientist (d. 2005)
9th - Sargent Shriver, MD, Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp
9th - André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)
11th - Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor
11th - William Proxmire, (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88) (Golden Fleece Awards)
12th - Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)
13th - Howard Cooke, Jamaica, (1991 Mico Gold Medal Award)
13th - Robert Sutton, electronics engineer
14th - Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist
18th - Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2004)
20th - Kon Ichikawa, Japan, director (Matatabi, Money Talks)
23rd - Ellen Drew, [Terry Ray], Kansas City Mo, actress (Isle of Dead)
23rd - John Dehner, [Forkum], actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York
23rd - Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician
25th - Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)
25th - George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
25th - Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
26th - Earl Wild, Pitts Pa, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942)
26th - Herbert Joeks, [Herbert J van Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo)
27th - Caro van Eyck, [Gerarda JE Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (Medea)
27th - Victor Alessandro, composer
28th - Pamela Harrison, composer
28th - Evald Okas, Estonian painter
29th - Earl W Sutherland, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971)
29th - Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)
30th - Angier Biddle Duke, US Ambassador (Spain), born in NYC, New York
30th - Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
30th - Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 7 of 7

Education Pioneer Booker T. WashingtonEducation Pioneer Booker T. Washington (14th) 14th - Booker T. Washington, educator/organizier, dies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala
14th - Theodor Leschetizky, composer, dies at 85
19th - Joe Hill, Labor leader/songwriter, executed for murder
19th - Solomon Schechter, theologist, dies at about 64
27th - Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, composer, dies at 54
28th - Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76
28th - Mubarak Al-Sabah "The Great", Emir of Kuwait (b. 1896)

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