On This Day

What Happened in November 1882

Historical Events

  • Nov 5 Bedrich Smetana's "Ma Vlast" premieres
  • Nov 15 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
  • Nov 16 British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, born in Prague (d. 1957)
  • Nov 6 Martin O'Meara, Irish-born Australian soldier, born in Terryglass, Republic of Ireland (d. 1935)
  • Nov 8 Lazare Saminsky, Russian-American composer, born in Valegotsulova, near Odessa (d. 1959)
  • Nov 9 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman and umpire (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire (d. 1947)
  • Nov 10 Max Mell, Austria artillery officer and literary (Donauweibchen), born in Maribor, Slovenia (d. 1971)
  • Nov 11 Gustav VI Adolf, King of Sweden (1950-73), born in Stockholm Palace, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1973)
  • Nov 13 John Lowry, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1962)
  • Nov 15 Felix Frankfurter, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Nov 18 Amelita Galli-Curci, Italian-American operatic soprano (Cave of the Winds), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1963)
  • Nov 18 Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas), born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • Nov 18 Wyndham Lewis, English author (Tarr, Apes of God) and co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, born in Amherst, Nova Scotia (d. 1957)
  • Nov 20 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1963)
  • Nov 22 Charles Vildrac, French author, poet and playwright (La Brouille, Michel Auclair, Notes sur la technique po├ętique), born in Paris, France (d. 1971)
  • Nov 23 Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Cenobio Paniagua, Mexican composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 20 Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 20 Henry Draper, American amateur astronomer (photos of the Moon, Orion Nebula), dies of pleurisy at 45
  • Nov 21 Sergey Nechayev, Russian Nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary), dies at 35
  • Nov 26 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies