November 1886 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
  • Nov 3 Friars of Tilburg arrives on Curacao
  • Nov 4 Edward MacDowell's "Ophelia" premieres
  • Nov 22 Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia
  • Nov 30 First commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo, NY
  • Nov 30 The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  • Nov 2 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (d. 1971)
  • Nov 7 Aaron Nimzowitsch, Latvian chess player (openings theorist)
  • Nov 7 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]
  • Nov 9 S. O. Davies, Welsh politician (d. 1972)
  • Nov 12 Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP)
  • Nov 12 Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • Nov 15 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)
  • Nov 17 Crane Wilbur, Athens NY, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo)
  • Nov 19 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Le Cocu Magnificent)
  • Nov 20 Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)
  • Nov 21 Harold Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)
  • Nov 24 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
  • Nov 24 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • Nov 27 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japans/French painter

Deaths in History

  • Nov 11 Paul Bert, Auxerre, French Zoologist, Physiologist and pioneer of aerospace medicine whose study of the effects of air pressure on the body made possible space and ocean exploration, dies of dysentery at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Chester A. Arthur, 21st US president (1881-85), dies at 56

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • Nov 22 William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)