November 1920 in History

Events in History

  • Nov 1 Eugene O'Neill's "Emperor Jones" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 1 American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.

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Nov 2 Warren G. Harding elected 29th US President

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding

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Nov 10 George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" premieres in NYC

  • Nov 11 Great Britain's monument to her war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, unveiled
  • Nov 11 The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
  • Nov 12 The Dalmatian coast between Italy and Yugoslavia is ceded to Yugoslavia
  • Nov 13 Hudson River frozen at Albany
  • Nov 14 American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards
  • Nov 14 The Russian Bolshevik army occupies Sebastopol, ending anticommunist attempts to regain the government of Russia
  • Nov 15 Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen" premieres in Nuremberg
  • Nov 15 Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection
  • Nov 15 League of Nations holds first meeting in Geneva
  • Nov 16 Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited
  • Nov 16 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn
  • Nov 18 Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC
  • Nov 20 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson
  • Nov 21 Karel Capék's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague

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Nov 21 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 25 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Philadelphia)
  • Nov 25 WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play
  • Nov 28 Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.

Birthdays in History

  • Nov 1 James J Kilpatrick, columnist (60 Minutes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Nov 1 Ted Lowe, English former snooker commentator
  • Nov 3 Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)
  • Nov 4 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game)
  • Nov 5 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • Nov 8 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
  • Nov 9 Byron de la Beckwith, American assassin, white supremacist (d. 2001)
  • Nov 10 Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur
  • Nov 11 Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
  • Nov 18 Alfred William Bedford, test pilot
  • Nov 18 Mustafa Khalil, Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)
  • Nov 19 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner
  • Nov 23 Chalmers P Wylie, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
  • Nov 23 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
  • Nov 23 Wayne Thiebaud, American painter
  • Nov 24 Anthony Griffin, sailor
  • Nov 24 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
  • Nov 25 Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, King of Malaysia (d. 2000)
  • Nov 26 Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)
  • Nov 27 Elaine Greene, literary Agent
  • Nov 27 John Richard Ravensdale, historian
  • Nov 27 Max Tripels, attorney/Dutch MP
  • Nov 29 Yegor Ligachev, Soviet politician

Deaths in History

  • Nov 2 Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73
  • Nov 8 Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83
  • Nov 8 Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
  • Nov 22 Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • Nov 23 Mohammed ibn Addoellah, Somalian resistances leader "Mad Molla", dies