What Happened in November 1892

Historical Events

  • Nov 2 French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Grover Cleveland (D) elected 24th US President

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • Nov 10 1st CRU championship game: Osgoode Hall defeats Montreal, 45-5
  • Nov 12 Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500 to become 1st pro football player in the Allegheny Athletic Association's 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Athletic Club
  • Nov 23 Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
  • Nov 23 Pierre de Coubertin launches plan for modern Olympic Games at the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques AGM

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Alexander Alekhine, Russian world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)
  • Nov 2 Alice Brady, American actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee, Zenobia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1939)
  • Nov 2 Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Viktoria und ihr Huzar), born in Apatin, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • Nov 5 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (d. 1964)
  • Nov 6 John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean), born in Stretford, England (d. 1919)
  • Nov 6 Ole Olsen, American comedian (Olsen & Johnson), born in Wabash, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • Nov 6 Harold Ross, American magazine editor and co-founded The New Yorker, born in Aspen, Colorado (d. 1951)
  • Nov 7 Edward Sedgwick, American film director (The Flaming Frontier, Let 'er Buck), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1953)
  • Nov 8 John Miljan, American actor (The Ten Commandments, Possessed, Final Extra, Susan Lenox), born in Lead City, South Dakota (d. 1960)
  • Nov 14 James Meredith, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1912)
  • Nov 16 Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)
  • Nov 16 Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)
  • Nov 17 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, born in Vienna (d. 1982)
  • Nov 19 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (d. 1970)
  • Nov 20 James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist (insulin)
  • Nov 23 Erté, French artist (d. 1990)
  • Nov 24 Isidor Achron, composer
  • Nov 26 Joe Guyon, American NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), born in White Earth, Minnesota (d. 1971)
  • Nov 28 Thomas Wood, English composer, born in Chorley, Lancashire (d. 1950)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 15 Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish serial killer, is executed at 42
  • Nov 26 Charles Lavigerie, French Catholic cardinal, dies at 67