November 1890 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 4 Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
  • Nov 4 Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London
  • Nov 11 D McCree patents portable fire escape
  • Nov 20 Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Slavery in the Missions"
  • Nov 23 King William III of the Netherlands dies (b. 1817) without a male heir and a special law passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to inherit.
  • Nov 23 General elections in Italy.
  • Nov 27 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation
  • Nov 29 1st US Army - US Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Henry Borginon, Flemish nationalist/senator
  • Nov 2 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), born in Vårdnäs, Linköping (d. 1964)
  • Nov 3 Eustaquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest (d. 1943)
  • Nov 4 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia)
  • Nov 5 Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter (d. 1977)
  • Nov 15 Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 16 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines (d. 1956)

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Nov 16 George Seldes, journalist
  • Nov 17 Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)
  • Nov 20 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 22 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), born in Lille, France (d. 1970)

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Nov 23 El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
  • Nov 30 Oege Bakker, Dutch economist

Deaths in History

  • Nov 3 Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1811)
  • Nov 4 Jacob PP baron van Zuylen, Dutch foreign minister (1852-3), dies at 74
  • Nov 16 Johann A H Scheler, Belgian man of letters/librarian, dies at 71
  • Nov 23 Willem III, last male King of the Netherlands (1849-90), dies at 73
  • Nov 24 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)