What Happened in November 1888

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Concertgebouw Orchestra debuts in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, under the baton of founding conductor Willem Kes

Election of Interest

Nov 6 Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland receives slightly more votes

  • Nov 9 Jack Ripper's 5th and probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed
  • Nov 14 St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes
  • Nov 14 USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game

Music Premiere

Nov 17 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky' conducts the premiere of his 5th Symphony at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia

  • Nov 20 Willard Bundy patents timecard clock

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 2 Dutch Zwilling, American baseball outfielder (Federal League HR all-time leader), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1978)
  • Nov 3 William Denis Browne, British composer, born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England (d. 1915)

C.V. RamanC.V. Raman (1888-1970)

Nov 7 Indian physicist (Nobel Prize 1930 for light scattering), born in Tiruchirappalli, India

  • Nov 8 David Monrad Johansen, Norwegian composer, born in Vefsn, Norway (d. 1974)
  • Nov 9 Jean Monnet, French political economist and diplomat, born in Cognac, France (d. 1979)
  • Nov 10 Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, born in Pustomazovo, Russia (d. 1972)
  • Nov 10 Hugh Wakefield, British actor (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Blithe Spirit), born in Wanstead, England (d. 1971)
  • Nov 11 Abul Kalam Azad, 1st Minister of Education in the Indian government, born in Makkah, Hejaz Vilayet, Ottoman Empire (d. 1958)
  • Nov 15 James Morrison, American actor (Wine of Youth, Little Detectives), born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Nov 16 Burnet Corwin Tuthill, American composer (Laurentia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • Nov 16 Clinton Golden, American labor leader (founder of the United Steelworkers of America), born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • Nov 16 Henri Bosco, French author and poet (Gogol), born in Avignon, France (d. 1976)
  • Nov 17 Ariantje "Jeanne" Leg, actress (It Vijgeblaadje, It Hippie), born (d. 1973)
  • Nov 18 Frances Marion, American screenwriter and actress (Pollyanna), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1973)

José Raúl CapablancaJosé Raúl Capablanca (1888-1942)

Nov 19 Cuban World Chess Champion (1921-27), born in Havana, Cuba, Spanish Empire

  • Nov 22 Tarzan of the Apes date of birth, according to author Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Nov 23 Harpo Marx [Adolph], American actor and comedian (Marx brothers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)
  • Nov 23 Nana Bryant, American stage and screen actress (Ladies of the Chorus; Harvey; Brewster's Millions), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (The Farmer's Daughter), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • Nov 24 Dale Carnegie, American writer and public speaker (How to Win Friends & Influence People), born in Maryville, Missouri (d. 1955)
  • Nov 24 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • Nov 24 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, German actor and prototype for silent films master criminal (Metropolis, Spies), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1955)
  • Nov 26 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, born in Nysa (d. 1963)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)
  • Nov 10 George Bingham, British 3rd Lord Lucan (Charge of the Light Brigade), dies at 88
  • Nov 20 Nathaniel Currier, American lithographer (Currier & Ives), dies at 75