What Happened in November 1884

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 Gaelic Athletic Association is established in a meeting at Hayes' Hotel, Thurles, County Tipperary; Clare teacher Michael Cusack is credited as founder; objective to promote Irish sport & games

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Nov 4 Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G. Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term (only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms)

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Nov 6 British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
  • Nov 6 Montreal Foot Ball Club (QFRU) defeats Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) 30-0 in 1st CRFU Championship game
  • Nov 8 German government recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • Nov 15 European Colonization and trade in Africa is officially regulated at the international Berlin Conference, formalizing European powers "Scramble for Africa"
  • Nov 17 Cops arrest boxer John L Sullivan in his 2nd round for being "cruel"
  • Nov 22 T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper
  • Nov 25 John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch author (Me Own Way)
  • Nov 4 Henry George "Harry" Ferguson, Irish aviator, engineer and inventor (Modern tractor), born in County Down, Ireland, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • Nov 5 James Elroy Flecker, English poet/dramatist (Hassan)
  • Nov 6 Ludomir Rozycki, Polish composer and conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • Nov 8 Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • Nov 9 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1942)
  • Nov 10 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Bird Phoenix), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1965)
  • Nov 20 Norman Thomas, American socialist, pacifist and presidential candidate (1928-48), born in Marion Ohio (d. 1968)
  • Nov 22 Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani biographer of Muhammad (d. 1953)
  • Nov 24 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
  • Nov 24 Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 2 Auguste Vaucorbeil, French composer, dies at 62
  • Nov 11 Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)
  • Nov 16 FrantiĊĦek Chvostek, Moravian physician (b. 1835)
  • Nov 27 Franziska "Fanny" Elssler, Austrian ballerina/choreography, dies at 74