What Happened in November 1869

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Deli Me forms T B V tobacco in Sumatra
  • Nov 3 Canada's Hamilton Football Club forms
  • Nov 6 1st US college football game, players used their hands or feet, Rutgers 6 Princeton 4
  • Nov 15 Free postal delivery formally inaugurated
  • Nov 17 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
  • Nov 17 Suez Canal in Egypt opens, linking Mediterranean and Red seas
  • Nov 23 The clipper Cutty Sark is launched In Dumbarton, Scotland, one of the last clippers ever built and the only one still surviving
  • Nov 24 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (founded the Swaraj Party), born in Bikrampur, British India (d. 1925)
  • Nov 10 Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (assassinated King Umberto I of Italy on July 29, 1900), born in Coiano, Prato, Tuscany (d. 1901)

Victor Emmanuel IIIVictor Emmanuel III (1869-1947)

Nov 11 King of Italy (1900-46), Emperor of Ethiopia and King of the Albanians, born in Naples

  • Nov 13 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1962)
  • Nov 13 Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1943)
  • Nov 20 Clark Griffith, American Baseball HOF pitcher (MLB ERA leader 1898 Chicago Colts/Orphans) and manager (Chicago WS, NY Highlanders, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Sens [owner]), born in Clear Creek, Missouri (d. 1955)

André GideAndré Gide (1869-1951)

Nov 22 French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947), born in Paris

  • Nov 23 Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer who invented devices for radio broadcasting, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1942)
  • Nov 24 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • Nov 25 Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer, born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1943)
  • Nov 26 Maud of Wales, Queen of Norway, spouse of King Haakon VII, born in Marlborough House, London (d. 1938)

Gustaf DalénGustaf Dalén (1869-1937)

Nov 30 Swedish physicist and industrialist (AGA, Nobel Prize in Physics 1912), born in Stenstorp, Sweden


Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet, dies at 77
  • Nov 4 George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74
  • Nov 5 Otis Tufts, American machinist and inventor who built printing machines, steam engines, firefighting equipment and invented the steam pile driver, dies at 65
  • Nov 12 Gheorghe Asachi, Moldovia Romanian polyglot, author, humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Iskandar Ali Mirza, Bengali-Pakistani general and 1st President of Pakistan (1956-58), dies of a hear tattack at 70
  • Nov 16 Hamiora Pere is hanged for treason at the Terrace Gaol, Wellington - only New Zealander ever to be executed for treason