On This Day

What Happened in November 1873

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Dentist John Beers of San Francisco patents the gold crown

Historic Event

Nov 5 Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

  • Nov 12 Bay District Race Track in San Francisco opens
  • Nov 17 Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary

Historic Event

Nov 19 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment

  • Nov 19 James Reed and two accomplices rob the Watt Grayson family of $30,000 in the Choctaw Nation

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 4 G. E. Moore, English philosopher (systematic approach to ethical problems), born in London (d. 1958)
  • Nov 4 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)

Teddy Flack

Nov 5 Edwin Flack, Australian athlete, (Olympic gold 800m, 1500m 1896), born in London, England (d. 1935)

  • Nov 9 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1941)
  • Nov 10 Henri Rabnaud, French composer (Le Premer Glaire), born in Paris, France (d. 1949)

W. C. Handy

Nov 16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

  • Nov 20 Daniel Gregory Mason, American composer (Chanticker), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • Nov 22 Johnny Tyldesley, English cricket batsman (31 Tests, 4 x 100, 9 x 50, HS 138; Lancashire CCC), born in Worsley, England (d. 1930)
  • Nov 22 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • Nov 22 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Italian linguist, born in Labin, Croatia (d. 1946)
  • Nov 24 L Martov [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
  • Nov 26 Fred Herd, Scottish golfer (US Open 1898), born in St. Andrews, Scotland (d. 1954)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Kintpuash, "Captain Jack", chief of Modoc-indians, dies
  • Nov 6 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), dies at 58
  • Nov 8 Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Spanish poet and comic playwright, dies at 76