November 1899 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 2 Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal
  • Nov 11 Stuart/Rubens/Boyd-Jones' "Floradora" premieres in London
  • Nov 12 British troops reach Durban Natal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Nov 18 Trumper scores 208 in 185 mins (1 five 25 fours) NSW v Qld
  • Nov 22 -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
  • Nov 23 Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
  • Nov 25 Battle at Graspan, Cape colony: General Methuen beats Farmers
  • Nov 28 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 2 Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet
  • Nov 3 Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)
  • Nov 4 Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)
  • Nov 15 Avdy Andresson, Estonian statesman (d. 1990)
  • Nov 15 Iskander Mirza, first President of Pakistan (d. 1969)
  • Nov 16 Mary Margaret McBride, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri
  • Nov 17 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
  • Nov 19 Allen Tate, US, poet (Mr Pope & Other Poems)
  • Nov 19 Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)
  • Nov 23 Norman Hunter, English children's writer (Professor Branestawm), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Nov 24 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • Nov 25 William R Burnett, US, author (Little Caesar)
  • Nov 26 Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)
  • Nov 29 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (d. 1988)

Deaths in History

  • Nov 20 Carl A E Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish translator, dies at 63
  • Nov 21 Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies
  • Nov 24 Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
  • Nov 28 Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19