Historical Events in November 1916

  • Nov 1 Paul Miliukov delivers in the Russian State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the Boris Stürmer government.
  • Nov 2 Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France
  • Nov 3 Treaty establishes British suzerainity over Qatar

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Nov 5 Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz Jozef I (Austria-Hungary) establish the kingdom of Poland

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Nov 5 Second Chamber accept initial impetus to general males/female suffrage
  • Nov 5 The Everett Massacre takes place in Everett, Washington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.
  • Nov 7 Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns Tsar of uprising

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 7 Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Nov 9 Ammunitions ship explodes at Bakaritsa harbour, near Archangel, Soviet Union, approx. 600 killed, 800 injured (OS 26 Oct)
  • Nov 13 British offensive at Ancre, Belgium
  • Nov 13 Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription

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Nov 15 Canadian pilot William George Barker flying over Ancre River, spots concentration of German troops massing for counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, sends emergency Zone Call to break up German infantry apart. Barker later receives Military Cross

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Nov 16 Eugene O'Neill's "Bound East for Cardiff" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 16 I. Berlin, V. Herbert, H. Blossoms musical premieres in NYC
  • Nov 16 Russian La Satannaya ammunition factory explodes, killing 1,000
  • Nov 18 General Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme (WWI) - over 1 million killed or wounded

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Nov 19 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Nov 21 HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people
  • Nov 24 Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing's troops will withdraw and each nation's army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it
  • Nov 26 Greece declares war on Germany
  • Nov 26 Addressing the Chamber of Commerce in Cincinnati, US President Woodrow Wilson declares that 'The business of neutrality is over. The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched'
  • Nov 28 1st German air attack on London
  • Nov 29 US declares martial law in Dominican Republic
  • Nov 30 Costa Rica becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.