November 1885 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Immortale Dei
  • Nov 3 Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses
  • Nov 6 US mint at Carson City, Nevada, directed to close
  • Nov 7 Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie
  • Nov 10 German engineer Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world's first motorcycle
  • Nov 12 Montreal & Britannia Football Clubs (QRFU) defeat Ontario Combined Team (ORFU) 3-0 in CRFU Championship game
  • Nov 13 Serbian army occupies Bulgaria
  • Nov 17 The Serbian Army, with Russian support, invades Bulgaria
  • Nov 19 Bulgarians, led by Stefan Stambolov, repulse a larger Serbian invasion force at Slivinitza
  • Nov 23 Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
  • Nov 27 1st photograph of a meteor taken by Austro-Hungarian photographer Ladislaus Weinek in Prague

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Harlow Shapley, American astronomer (studied the galaxies)
  • Nov 5 Will Durant, American author/historian (Story of Civilization)
  • Nov 6 Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor
  • Nov 8 Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)
  • Nov 8 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)
  • Nov 8 Emil Fahrenkamp, German architect (d. 1966)
  • Nov 9 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian writer (d. 1922)
  • Nov 9 Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (d. 1955)
  • Nov 9 Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (d. 1954)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 11 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1945)

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Nov 14 Sonia Delaunay, Russian-born French artist (Orphism), born in Hradyzk, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • Nov 16 Michael Gonzi, Maltese archbishop (d. 1984)
  • Nov 17 Henry de Man, Belgian sociologist/chairman (Belgian Workers Party)
  • Nov 26 Heinrich BrĂ¼ning, German politician (d. 1970)
  • Nov 30 Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)

Deaths in History


BattleExecution

Nov 16 Louis Riel, Canadian rebel leader and "Father of Manitoba", hanged for treason at 41

Politician Louis Riel
Politician
Louis Riel
  • Nov 24 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
  • Nov 25 Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1874-85), dies at 27
  • Nov 25 Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st US Vice President (D), dies 8 months after taking office at 66
  • Nov 26 Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), dies at 71