November 1901 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, VA.
  • Nov 4 Clyde Fitch's "Way of the World" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 7 A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896
  • Nov 8 Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.
  • Nov 11 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres
  • Nov 13 The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.
  • Nov 16 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds
  • Nov 18 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty
  • Nov 26 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 27 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der rote Hahn" premieres in Berlin

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 27 U.S. Army War College is established in Washington, D.C.
  • Nov 27 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • Nov 29 East 182nd Street in Bronx is paved & opened

Birthdays in History

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Nov 3 Andre Malraux, [Berger], novelist/art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France

  • Nov 3 Leopold III, [Filip von Saksen-Coburg], King of the Belgians (from 1934, abdicated 1951), d. 1983
  • Nov 4 Princess Bang-ja of Korea (d. 1989)
  • Nov 4 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (d. 1974)
  • Nov 8 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
  • Nov 9 John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist
  • Nov 11 Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)
  • Nov 11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)
  • Nov 17 Walter Hallstein, West German politician (CDU) (Hallstein doctrine)

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Nov 18 George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup
  • Nov 24 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
  • Nov 25 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1948)
  • Nov 26 Philippus J Idenburg, Dutch statistician

Deaths in History

  • Nov 6 Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55
  • Nov 7 Li Hung-Tshang, Chinese rebel leader/viceroy of Tsheli, dies
  • Nov 22 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian Biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology), dies at 61
  • Nov 27 Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • Nov 30 Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86