November 1898 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 French government of Dupuy forms
  • Nov 2 Theodor Herzl arrives in Jerusalem
  • Nov 2 Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.

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Nov 5 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Fuhrmann Henschel" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 10 Race riot in Wilmington, NC (8 blacks killed)
  • Nov 24 The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.
  • Nov 26 -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die
  • Nov 26 SS Portland “The Titanic of New England” leaves for Cape Cod, shipwrecked off Cape Ann, all 192 on board killed

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 7 Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (d. 1963)
  • Nov 9 Owen Barfield, philosopher of language
  • Nov 9 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 11 Father Hugo Enomiya-Lassalle, Germany, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher
  • Nov 11 Rene Clair, director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow)
  • Nov 12 Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)
  • Nov 15 Willy Alfredo, [Willem Jue], Dutch entertainer/poet (Fish-Trap)
  • Nov 18 Joris Ivens, Nijmegen Netherlands, director (Rain)
  • Nov 19 Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)
  • Nov 21 René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
  • Nov 22 Wiley Post, Grand Plain Tx, aviator/parachutist (crashed in Alaska)

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Nov 26 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), born in Helsa, German Empire (d. 1973)

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Nov 27 Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)
  • Nov 28 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [OS]

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Nov 29 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], British sci-fi author (Silver Chair), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 George Goyder, English-born surveyor-general of South Australia (b. 1826)
  • Nov 20 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway), dies
  • Nov 28 Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Swiss writer, dies at 73