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

Catholic Encyclical

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 2 Harry Elliott, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals; Derbyshire CCC), born in Scarcliffe, England (d. 1976)
  • Nov 4 Miroslav Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Austria-Hungary (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 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (played in NZ's 1st Test series; 2 Tests, 1 x 50; Wellington), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 1964)
  • Nov 5 Mary Dorna [Mary Jeanette Tenkink-Stoppelman], Dutch author, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • Nov 10 Carl W. Stalling, American film composer (Disney's Silly Symphonies; Warner Brothers Cartoons), born in Lexington, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Nov 11 Rabbit Maranville, American Baseball HOF infielder (World Series 1914 Boston Braves) and manager (Chicago Cubs), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • Nov 12 Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, born in Springfield, Illinois

Frederick Banting

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

Erwin Rommel

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

  • Nov 15 W Averell Harriman, American (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)
  • Nov 17 Guido Pannain Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1977)
  • Nov 17 Jean Del Val [Gautier], French actor (Sainted Devil, Flying Deuces)
  • Nov 20 Julian Fuhs, German-American jazz pianist and bandleader (Follies Band), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Nov 20 Leon Cadore, American baseball pitcher (pitched all of 26 inning game), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • Nov 20 Reginald Denny, English actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman), born in Richmond, Surrey, England (d. 1967)
  • Nov 22 Bengt Axel von Torne, Finnish composer (d. 1967)
  • Nov 22 Edward Bernays, Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Nov 22 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Theory of Money & Capital), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1960)
  • Nov 27 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), born in Madrid (d. 1951)
  • Nov 28 Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist (48th Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court) and politician, born in Mandurriao, Iloilo, Captaincy General of the Philippines (d. 1949)
  • Nov 29 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61)
  • Nov 29 Richard Frank Donovan, American composer, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1970)

Famous Deaths

Arthur 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