November 1877 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Dutch government of Heemskerk-Van Lynden resigns
  • Nov 9 American Chemical Society chartered in NY
  • Nov 17 Gilbert and Sullivan's operette "Sorcerer" premieres in London
  • Nov 17 Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia
  • Nov 21 Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph) - first machine to play and record sound

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 29 US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time

Inventor Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 2 Aga Khan III, Shia Imam who was one of the founders of the All-India Muslim League and later President of the League of Nations (1937-38), born in Karachi, British India (d. 1957)

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Nov 2 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul (d. 1933)
  • Nov 3 Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chilean president. (d. 1960)
  • Nov 9 Allama Iqbal, Pakistani poet/philosopher
  • Nov 9 Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • Nov 9 Enrico De Nicola, Italian politician (d. 1959)
  • Nov 14 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)
  • Nov 18 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)
  • Nov 22 Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)
  • Nov 24 Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
  • Nov 24 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Harley Granville-Barker, dramatist/producer/critic, born in London, England

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)