November 1880 in History

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 2 James A. Garfield (R) elected 20th US President

20th US President James Garfield
20th US President
James Garfield
  • Nov 11 Australian Bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol
  • Nov 21 Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 1 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist (continental shift), born in Berlin (d. 1930)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • Nov 1 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • Nov 6 Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
  • Nov 6 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
  • Nov 10 Aart A van Schelven, Dutch church historian (Willem of Orange)
  • Nov 10 Jacob Epstein, sculptor (Adam, Jacob & the Angel)
  • Nov 16 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]
  • Nov 21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • Nov 25 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)
  • Nov 28 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]
  • Nov 28 Marinus van Meel, 1st Dutch aviator

Deaths in History

  • Nov 11 Lucretia Mott, US quaker (1st Woman's Rights Convention), dies

BattleExecution

Nov 11 Ned Kelly, Australian outlaw and bushranger, executed at 25

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly
Leader of the Kelly gang
Ned Kelly
  • Nov 19 Bernard de Hair, vicar/poet/church historian, dies at 74
  • Nov 28 Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)