November 1900 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 3 First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • Nov 5 Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention
  • Nov 6 Battle at Bothaville: Major General Charles Knox beats Boers

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 6 Republican US President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Nov 7 Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 7 In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Nov 8 Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
  • Nov 9 China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration
  • Nov 12 World's Fair (Exposition Universelle) in Paris closes (50 million visitors) - Art Nouveau style dominates
  • Nov 22 Paul Kruger, exiled President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, is given a popular welcome when he lands at Marseilles, France
  • Nov 29 General Horatio Kitchener assumes command of the British forces in South Africa from General Lord Roberts
  • Nov 30 A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles
  • Nov 30 The First Isthmian Canal Commission, appointed by the President having examined possible routes for a canal, issues its report favoring that through Nicaragua over the Panama route

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 3 Adolf Dassler, founder of Adidas (d. 1978)
  • Nov 4 Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist (d. 1954)
  • Nov 5 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (d. 1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 8 Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone With the Wind), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1949)

  • Nov 8 Albert F. Frey-Wyssling, Küssnacht, Swiss Botanist and pioneer of submicroscopic morphology and the discipline of molecular biology
  • Nov 11 Hugh Scott, (Sen-R-Penn), minority whip
  • Nov 14 Clara Fasano, sculptor
  • Nov 18 Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist (Ditters & Jitters)
  • Nov 18 Howard Thurman, theologian/author (Deep River, Deep in the Hunger)
  • Nov 18 George Kistiakowsky, Kiev, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons
  • Nov 19 Anna Seghers, [Netty Radvanyi-Reiling], German author (7th Cross)
  • Nov 19 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian scientist (d. 1980)
  • Nov 20 Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)
  • Nov 22 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
  • Nov 25 Helen Gahagan Douglas, Nixon's 1st opponent/(Rep-D-Ca)
  • Nov 25 Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1947)
  • Nov 30 Korneel Goossens, Flemish literature/art historian

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Archaeologist Hiram Bingham (25) weds Tiffany heiress Alfreda Mitchell in Honolulu, Hawaii

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 30 Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde