November 1914 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile
  • Nov 1 Pope Benedictus Xv's encyclical Ad beatissimi, against integrity

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Nov 1 Paul von Hindenburg named marshal of the Eastern front

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Nov 2 Great Britain annexes Cyprus
  • Nov 2 V Herbert & H Blossoms "Only Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 2 Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 2 Great Britain declares the entire North Sea a military area: neutral ships will transit it at their own risk
  • Nov 5 Britain declares war on Turkey and annexes Cyprus, occupied since 1878; the immediate reason is to keep it from being taken by Turkey
  • Nov 6 The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts
  • Nov 7 Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai
  • Nov 7 The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.
  • Nov 7 The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.
  • Nov 9 Off Cocos Island, near Sumatra, the Australian cruiser 'Sydney' sinks German cruiser 'Emden', which has been attacking ships in the Pacific
  • Nov 12 Turks sultan Jamal Pasja declares a German holy war
  • Nov 14 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 10 singles in a game
  • Nov 15 Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d'Italia
  • Nov 16 Federal Reserve System formally opens
  • Nov 16 Pope Benedict XV calls for peace
  • Nov 17 US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral
  • Nov 20 US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports
  • Nov 21 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
  • Nov 21 British army conquerors Bazra
  • Nov 22 Ypres, Belgium, burned by German bombing
  • Nov 22 Indian troops take Basra in Mesopotamia
  • Nov 23 The US Army retreats from Mexico.

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Nov 24 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 24 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
  • Nov 26 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
  • Nov 27 1st British woman elected political agent (Grantham, Linconshire)
  • Nov 28 World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 5 Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73)
  • Nov 5 Alton Tobey, American artist (d. 2005)
  • Nov 7 R[aphael] A[loysius] Lafferty, US, sci-fi author (Devil is Dead)
  • Nov 8 Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
  • Nov 9 Colin Gray, New Zealand fighter ace of the Second World War
  • Nov 11 Daisy Bates, publisher/head (Arkansas NAACP)
  • Nov 11 Perry Bass, Texas billionaire
  • Nov 11 Henry Wade, American lawyer (d. 2001)
  • Nov 12 Edward "Henricus" Schillebeeckx, Dutch theologist
  • Nov 14 Eric John Crozier, producer/librettist
  • Nov 14 Florentine Rost van Tonningen-Heubel, Dutch black widow/Nazi
  • Nov 20 Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)
  • Nov 22 Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer
  • Nov 23 [Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)
  • Nov 27 Evangeline Bruce, hostess
  • Nov 29 Edith Tilton Penrose, economist
  • Nov 29 Taisen Deshimaru, Saga City Japan, found several Zen centers in France

Deaths in History

  • Nov 1 Christopher "Kit" Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle
  • Nov 3 Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
  • Nov 4 Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27
  • Nov 6 Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
  • Nov 14 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, governor of Natal, dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Vengayil Kunhiraman Nayanar, Malayalin journalist (b. 1861)
  • Nov 23 Elbrige Gerry, VP (of Gerrymander fame), dies at 70
  • Nov 24 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies