Historical Events in November 1875

  • Nov 2 Verney Cameroon reaches Benguela in Angola, from Africa's east coast, 1st European to cross equatorial Africa
  • Nov 4 Passenger Steamship "Pacific" collides with sailing vessel "Orpheus" off Cape Flattery, Washington, 236 die
  • Nov 4 Tonga adopts constitution
  • Nov 4 Massachusetts Rifle Association is founded in Boston
  • Nov 7 Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa
  • Nov 13 Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms
  • Nov 13 National Bowling Association organized in NYC
  • Nov 16 Battle of Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians
  • Nov 16 William Bonwill, patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities
  • Nov 17 Amer Theosophical Society founded by Mme Blavatsky & Col Olcott
  • Nov 28 British explorer Verney Cameron reaches East Africa