What Happened in November 1915

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Parris Island is officially designated a US Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
  • Nov 2 First US election by proportional representation, Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Nov 6 1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)
  • Nov 6 Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
  • Nov 8 An Austrian-Hungarian submarine torpedos and sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; over 200 lives lost
  • Nov 12 Britain annexes Gilbert & Ellice archipelago
  • Nov 12 Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

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Nov 14 Tomáš Masaryk demands independence for Czechoslovakia

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Nov 20 7th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Toronto Rowing, 13-7
  • Nov 23 On the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, the Battle of Ctesiphon between Allied and Turkish forces enters its second day
  • Nov 24 Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • Nov 29 Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina Island, California.
  • Nov 30 St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Carlos A Nicolaas, Bonaire, teacher/poet
  • Nov 1 Michael Denison, York England, actor (Importance of Being Ernest)
  • Nov 2 Douglas Lilburn, New Zealand composer, born in Whanganui (d. 2001)
  • Nov 2 Beryl McBurnie, Trinidadian dancer (d. 2000)
  • Nov 2 Sidney Luft, American movie director (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science
  • Nov 4 Courtenay E Benson, broadcaster
  • Nov 4 Lloyd James Austin, French Scholar
  • Nov 5 Moe Biller, labor union officer (AFL-CIO, Postal Workers), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 7 Philip Morrison, American scientist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 9 Sargent Shriver, MD, Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp
  • Nov 9 André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 11 Bernhard Heiliger, sculptor
  • Nov 11 William Proxmire, (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88) (Golden Fleece Awards)
  • Nov 12 Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)
  • Nov 13 Howard Cooke, Jamaica, (1991 Mico Gold Medal Award)
  • Nov 13 Robert Sutton, electronics engineer
  • Nov 14 Edward Digby Baltzell, Ivy League sociologist
  • Nov 18 Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (d. 2004)
  • Nov 20 Kon Ichikawa, Japan, director (Matatabi, Money Talks)
  • Nov 23 Ellen Drew, [Terry Ray], actress (Isle of Dead), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Nov 23 John Dehner, [Forkum], actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Nov 23 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician
  • Nov 25 Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)
  • Nov 25 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • Nov 25 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • Nov 26 Earl Wild, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 26 Herbert Joeks, [Herbert J van Hugten], Dutch actor (Snip & Snap, Pipo)
  • Nov 27 Caro van Eyck, [Gerarda JE Taytelbaum], Dutch actress (Medea)
  • Nov 27 Victor Alessandro, composer
  • Nov 28 Pamela Harrison, composer
  • Nov 28 Evald Okas, Estonian painter
  • Nov 29 Earl W Sutherland, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971)
  • Nov 29 Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)
  • Nov 30 Angier Biddle Duke, US Ambassador (Spain), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 30 Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)
  • Nov 30 Walter Brown "Brownie" McGhee, Knoxville Tennessee, American blues singer/guitarist

Famous Deaths


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

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