What Happened in November 1915

Historical Events

  • 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

  • 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], actress (Isle of Dead), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 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, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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


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14th Booker T. Washington, educator/organizier, dies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala

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  • 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)