On This Day

What Happened in November 1891

Historical Events

  • Nov 10 1st Women's Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston)
  • Nov 10 Granville T Woods patents electric railway
  • Nov 30 Pope Leo XIII's encyclical "Rerum novarum" published

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, Dutch composer and philosopher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)
  • Nov 4 Miroslav Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • Nov 5 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (played in NZ's 1st Test series), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1964)
  • Nov 5 Earl Neale, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach (Virginia; NFL: Philadelphia Eagles) and MLB outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (d. 1973)
  • Nov 5 Mary Dorna [Mary Jeanette Tenkink-Stoppelman], Dutch author, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • Nov 10 Carl Stalling, American film composer, born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Nov 11 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (Boston Braves), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • Nov 12 Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, born in Springfield, Illinois

Person of interestFrederick Banting

Nov 14 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Alliston, Ontario (d. 1941)

Person of interestErwin Rommel

Nov 15 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WWII - African campaign), born in Heidenheim, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1944)

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Nov 15 W Averell Harriman, American (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)
  • Nov 17 Guido Pannain, composer
  • Nov 17 Jean Del Val, [Gautier], French actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
  • Nov 20 Leon Cadore, pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game)
  • Nov 20 Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)
  • Nov 22 Bengt Axel von Torne, composer
  • Nov 22 Edward Bernays, PR expert
  • Nov 22 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital)
  • Nov 27 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), born in Madrid (d. 1951)
  • Nov 28 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (d. 1949)
  • Nov 29 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61)
  • Nov 29 Richard Frank Donovan, composer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestArthur Rimbaud

Nov 10 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet and arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies of a bone cancer at 37

  • Nov 24 Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880), dies at 60