November 1883 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)
  • Nov 3 US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can't be Americans
  • Nov 3 American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.
  • Nov 5 Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi's army destroys Egyptian army
  • Nov 6 NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
  • Nov 8 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
  • Nov 10 Toronto Argonauts defeat Ottawa FC 9-7, for 1st ORFU Championship
  • Nov 18 Antonin Dvor├ík's "Husitska" premieres
  • Nov 18 Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, cardinal and archbishop of Quebec (d. 1947)
  • Nov 7 Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux, Newport New Va, TV preacher
  • Nov 14 Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek premier (1945, 50, 51-52)
  • Nov 18 Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (d. 1981)
  • Nov 23 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
  • Nov 23 Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)
  • Nov 25 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic (d. 1939)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 5 William Hicks, British col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle
  • Nov 18 Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 26 Sojourner Truth, US abolitionist/women's rights advocate, dies at 96

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth